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.

Tuesday, 30 August 2016

Young stuff

Little Grebe, カイツブリ

Common Moorhen, バン

Common Magpie, カササギ

Tuesday, 23 August 2016

Sunday, 21 August 2016

Oriental Pratincole, ツバメチドリ

Back in Japan. It's August - summer break - hot and muggy. Didn't think any birds would be out there in the sweltering heat. But surprise: a young migrating Oriental Pratincole, ツバメチドリ
This must be his or her first trip south. Gambatte!!!



Others out there were the ever quarrelling juvenile plovers, Little Ringed Plover,  コチドリ

A couple of Long-toed Stints, ヒバリシギ

Several Red-necked Stints, トウネン. Some in summer plumage...

Others in their winter outfit - more white and a non-colored neck

And a Sharp-tailed Sandpiper, ウズラシギ  in the far corner