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.

Thursday, 18 September 2014

Ruff, エリマキシギ

Large shore birds with long legs, migrating from the cold tundras of East Russia to the warmer shores of SE Asia and beyond. There were 8 of them in Imazu at one time. Hanging around for over a week. I'd love to see these birds in breeding plumage!

Portrait, I think a female.

Huddling together when raptors fly by. The smaller one on the left should be a female, the males are about 20% larger, In the back one black-winged Stilt

Wandering off in pairs or by themselves when the danger has gone.

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