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.

Friday, 27 October 2017

Long-tailed Shrike, タカサゴモズ again - and some more

Intrigued by the possibility of a 2nd Long-tailed Shrike I visited the area 2 days in a row, hoping to catch a glimpse that would put some light on the topic. Are there really 2 birds? The question was not answered, though I did see a short tail as well as a long tail. A convincing 2-shot didn't happen...

The short tail, doesn't it just seem short because of the birds posture?

Is the bird below another one?

Who is this then? 

Other birds in the area:  The first Dusky Thrush, ツグミ  (for me anyway)

The other Shrikes are very loud and actively guarding their territory. Bull-headed Shrike, モズ

Young Common Kingfishers, カワセミ are constantly chasing each other and there is always one in sight somewhere.

Across the river 10 Northern Lapwings, タゲリ were roaming in the mud

Sharing the field with a Marsh Sandpiper,  コアオアシシギ...

...And many Common Snipes, タシギ

A flock of about 20 Water Pipits, タヒバリ flew by. 

And all by itself was one Far Eastern Curlew, ホウロクシギ  again.

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