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.

Monday, 2 June 2014

Dunlins and Sanderlings

Every year a flock of small shorebirds winters over in the river next to our harbor. There is a yacht harbor with floating pontoons that don’t see many people in winter and they love that place.

From there they make little trips along the shore and occasionally to the boat ramp at our fishing harbor. Only when the time and tide are right.

On the pontoon: They are all Dunlins at first sight. Dunlin, ハマシギ

But one Sanderling is watching from the right:

And many more linger at the back:

On the ramp, searching little seabugs between the seaweeds.
Sanderling, ミツユビシギ

End of the day, time to take a bath. The Dunlins seem to like this most.
Dunlin, ハマシギ

Another visitor: Eurasian Wigeon, ヒドリガモ

One moment all is well, everybody is happy together, the next it's over. Off they go.
Dunlin, ハマシギ

Sanderling, ミツユビシギ

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