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.

Sunday, 20 May 2018

Waders around west Fukuoka

Where are they? Where have they gone?
Just a few birds were seen in the last week or 2. One rainy day about 20 Wood Sandpipers stayed in the watered field near the farm. A few Dunlins were still with them, as well as a couple other small birds, 2 or 3 Long-toed Stints, 2 Sharp-tailed Sandpipers and a Terek Sandpiper. Then a small group of Greenshanks landed, I noticed one with red legs and bill and I jumped up as if I was seeing a rare migrant!

Dunlin, ハマシギ

 Long-toed Stint, ヒバリシギ...

...seeking protection from the larger Wood Sandpipers, タカブシギ

Sharp-tailed Sandpiper, ウズラシギ

Terek Sandpiper, ソリハシシギ on the right

Common Greenshank, アオアシシギ

Common Redshank, アカアシシギ

The Cattle Egrets, アマサギ were still around and they found a 3rd mate. 

Coming back home I had some visitors :-)

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