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, 12 April 2014

Monthly Sunday meeting of WBSJ in Imazu

It's nice to have so many eyes doing the job. We can chat and exchange infomation.
Migrating season has started, Stonechats seem to be everywhere. Some winter visitors that haven't left yet are now in summer dress. It's the best time of the year.

Garganey,  シマアジ 

Naumann's Thrush,  ハチジョウツグミ

This is why renkon fields are so important for birds: They can scan the mud for food without exposing themselves. I hope farmers in Imazu will always be growing lotus root.

 The last 2 Saunders's Gulls, ズグロカモメ  sporting black heads

Siberian Stonechat, ノビタキ. They are so cute, I can't stop watching them. First the male: 

Next the female:

The last 2 just wanted to have their picture taken: Oriental Greenfinch,  カワラヒワ

And Little Ringed Plover, コチドリ 

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