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.

Wednesday, 14 October 2015

Looking for red 1

The news about Amur Falcon sightings in Imazu sent me flying, These Falcons have reddish tarsi and face-markings.

Eurasian Kestrel, チョウゲンボウ
Pretty bird, but no red markings... 

A few kilometers to the west another one

 Very cute juvenile

But no red.

In between I came across these Common Stonechats, ノビタキ
Some males with a little left-over summer colors, the others pinkish brown. 

They like to perch on poles and sticks around the fields. There were a total of 7 in a row

resident Meadow Bunting, ホオジロ  munching on a bit of rice.

Meadow Bunting, ホオジロ vs Common Stonechat, ノビタキ

Common Stonechat, ノビタキ

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