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, 7 March 2016

Ducks 'n Stuff

If anybody asked me anything about a common duck, like a Pochard I wouldn't be able to show him a decent photograph of some sorts... I better get my ducks' act together.

Common Pochard, ホシハジロ I see them all the time, in the river on the way to work. Every winter there are plenty around.

below a female

A visit to a duck pond was due.

Lots to see. This pond is small and secluded; it gets crowded in here.

Tufted Duck, キンクロハジロ

Ever noticed their head has a purple shine? With some blue and green in there too.

Wigeons were there as well, they are my favorite. I do chase those with my camera, (I love their funny face) but this time I will leave it with just these 2 images. Eurasian Wigeon, ヒドリガモ

Another regular visitor, not published on this blog for a long time: 
Northern Shoveler, ハシビロガモ

Same as our year-round resident the Spot-billed Duck, カルガモ,
though the ducklings are well documented.

Now THESE: The 3 tiny ones in the middle: little female Smews, ミコアイサ
Of course I was hoping to see the magnificent male, but he didn't show up.

Last photo is of a Grey Heron, アオサギ.  Not a duck, but it shows the atmosphere of that cold and grey winter day

More ducks will follow

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