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.

Friday, 21 February 2014

Look who came to Imazu last week!

I left early on Sunday morning and didn’t think anybody had seen this bird here yet. But its size attracted attention from passers-by, mostly  farmers. I took the opportunity to talk to them and pointed out how valuable the fields here are for migrating birds and also our local Black-faced Spoonbills.
I hope they will become a bit interested; the Spoonbills are at risk, there residence, a little island in the river is slowly being washed away. Somebody should take action!

 Mute Swan, コブハクチョウ

The big young swan was not too happy with all the people lining the bank of the pond. It stretched its wings and left.

I went to the other side of the river where the family of Tundra Swans had been spending the winter. They were still there, happy as it seemed.

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