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.

Sunday, 1 May 2016

Spoonbill special

This set of photos was taken in the 3rd week of April. I was surprised there were still Spoonbills around that hadn't migrated yet. They showed breeding colors and plumage, so I presumed they would leave eventually, probably soon. I took the chance since we don't see them in summer dress usually.

Black-faced Spoonbill, クロツラヘラサギ

Rusty coloring on the neckline / upper breast and prominent nape plumes are signs of breeding.

Not all birds migrate to the breeding grounds. For juveniles the trip is too hard.
Here some Eurasian Spoonbill, ヘラサギ in the foreground look quite young

仲よし,  good friends 

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