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, 21 June 2014

A busy (single?) father: Bull-headed Shrike, モズ

Around a small farmers' community: 3 Hungry little chicks and one busy parent, the father. The latter kept up a steady supply of worms, caterpillars and butterflies for his family, who were following him everywhere and didn't allow him any rest. We watched them for the best part of the morning but didn't see the mother. Where was she?

Sometimes the babies managed to find some edibles on their own.

But never enough

Got to learn how to properly use these wings.


The smallest of the 3. Trying hard, pulling out a bit of dried grass on the left. Proudly holding a tiny beetle on the right.

All 4 birds together at what seemed to be their favorite hang out.

Trying the roof of a farm house. Might find some spiders...

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