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.

Wednesday, 9 May 2018

Kanzaki Heron colony 3

Grey Herons, アオサギ are maybe the first to build their nests. Their was a lot of noise from young chicks coming from all the trees and some of them were already quite big.




Most nests had 2 or 3 babies. The parents, busy feeding them were flying on and off.











  





I can't possibly say how many nesting pairs there were, but I would say hundreds. It must be a safe place for them, though not all goes without any mishaps. Nesting so close together the community had some quarrels. Some birds would come back to a nest that was mostly dismantled by their neighbors, or left unattended and then...


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