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, 12 May 2016

Fukutomi others

Several waders sported plumage, while others were still in their winter outfit. It was a colorful crowd.

In the lotus fields: Red-necked Stint, トウネン 


Sharp-tailed Sandpiper, ウズラシギ

Big feet!

Red-necked Stint, トウネンin front of a Sharp-tailed Sandpiper, ウズラシギ

Looking like mini Uzuras: Long-toed Stint, ヒバリシギ

No toes to show... :-(

Between the many stints and sandpipers one looked quite different:
Curlew Sandpiper, サルハマシギ

The Japanese name is monkey sandpiper, because of its face. Can you tell?

I should not overlook the most common sandpipers of the season:
Wood Sandpiper, タカブシギ

At a nearby water-locked field 2 Black-tailed Godwits, オグロシギ
I seem to be very lucky with them this year.

One surprising fact that I discovered in a photo after last weeks blog post about the same birds in Imazu:

Is that bill flexible????

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