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, 10 April 2017

Imazu etc

Cruising the fields and hills west of the city, looking for spring, early migrators, anything really
This is what came up:

Japanese Wagtail, セグロセキレイ

Grey Wagtail, キセキレイ

Dusky Thrush, ツグミ

Hoping to get a shot of the Woodcocks, (I didn't succeed) I opted for this Thrush with the first violets of the season.

Water Pipit, タヒバリ

 Red-throated Pipit, ムネアカタヒバリ

Peregrine Falcon, ハヤブサ  Landing right in front of the car, too close! 

Glad to see some green and the blurry colors of 大根花, the flower of Japanese Radish. Hiding in there was Chestnut-eared Bunting, ホオアカ

A strange looking head above the げんげ flowers 

Beige colored Spot-billed Duck, カルガモ バフ変 maybe a kind of leucism? 

And then some pairs

Mr and Ms Bull-headed Shrike, モズ

The male looking handsome as ever, even with his feathers all ruffled

And the lady looking sweet, belying the true nature of the bird. 

Mr and Ms Kingfisher, カワセミ

Ever so photogenic. The female

Cuddling up, Mr and Ms Oriental Turtle Dove, キジバト

Checking his nesting materials, Black Kite, トビ

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