This blog is for family and friends, to share my feelings and photos with and for myself, to support my fading memory and improve my Japanese. I intend to do some writing in kanji, but am not getting very far without a Japanese computer. So for the moment I say "konnichi wa". Aisatsu dake - just saying hello.

Saturday, 15 February 2014

Izumi 3, Crested Kingfisher ヤマセミ

Round Fukuoka it’s very hard to see the Crested Kingfishers. They are very shy and only come out early morning. I have only ever seen them from very far and never got a decent photograph. While in Izumi we stopped somewhere in the woods by a river to see the local resident. He (or she) was at home when we arrived, but true to its reputation it wouldn’t let us come anywhere near. After some attempts we decided to move on. Just then I got a small chance when it landed on a stone in the river. But again, it was sooo faaar…

Crested Kingfisher, ヤマセミ

In the same river Brown Dippers were gathering nest building materials. In January! Early birds; Probably get many worms.

Brown Dipper, カワガラス

Other birds at the same location:  Rustic Bunting, カシラダカ

Eurasian Sparrowhawk, ハイタカ

Japanese Wagtail, セグロセキレイ

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