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, 2 March 2018

Daurian Jackdaw, コクマルガラス

"If you look real hard you will find them" I was told. Now I can confirm this. And you have got to look very hard indeed! There were 4 birds in a flock of Rooks, ミヤマガラス

 The presence of something white in the distance alerted me. It kept disappearing in the big flock. At first I noticed just 2 birds, at the last moment 2 more, only by their size. 

Finally a bit closer, but not much better

Also at the same time and location: Common Starlings, ホシムクドリ

In the bright sunlight they all looked just pitch black

Hooded Cranes, ナベヅル  heading north

 Sunset over the Ariake Sea

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