Aisatsu

Aisatsu

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, 19 March 2018

3rd week of March

It has warmed up and we can go out without bulky winter jackets now. Good for mountain hikes!
At first in the fields:

Garganey, シマアジ just one male was seen on the 16th



He looked so small between the Mallards, マガモ





Various buntings included these Rustic Bunting, カシラダカ



 1 Chestnut-eared, ホオアカ (left) and many Reed Bunting, オオジュリn (right)



Black-faced Bunting, アオジ



Plenty Dusky Thrushes, ツグミ nervous about their territory 






The Naumann's Thrush, ハチジョウツグミ that got here late January is enjoying his retreat. He doesn't seem to be bothered by other thrushes much and finds enough to eat. Why hurry?




 Not nervous of people either, a family with kids looking for ツクシ spring veggies did not scare him off.





Sporting breeding colors and ruffling his feathers, Grey Heron, アオサギ



Spoonbills on a test flight



 Towards higher ground I heard the familiar sound of Ryukyu Ashy Minivet, サンショウクイ
but I saw just 1 bird





Yellow-throated Bunting, ミヤマホオジロ also interested in ツクシ?



ハマダイコン


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