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, 5 December 2018

今津探鳥会 December 2nd

The weather was very nice. This could very well have been the last warm and sunny day of the year. Better enjoy it! The first pleasant encounter was a Nightheron at one of the lakes. Later we saw 2 more flying nearby
juvenile Black-crowned Nightheron, ゴイサギ

At the mudflat the Spoonbills were seen parading to the feeding spot...

 ...where they got into a frenzy with the Japanese Cormorants, ウミウ

Eurasian Spoonbills, ヘラサギ

Keeping us company at the observation corner: female Daurian Redstart, ジョウビタキ

One female Baikal Teal, トモエガモ among the Mallards, マガモ Thank you Mr K for spotting it!

After the meeting the sun disappeared and raptors became active

Peregrine Falcon, ハヤブサ in front of Motooka el. school

At the other side of the mudflats, near the entrance to Hakata Bay were 6 Red-breasted Mergansers, ウミアイサ

And in the distance a Goldeneye, ホオジロガモ

Last minute stop at Taromaro to see the pipits - yes, they are still there.
Red-throated Pipit, ムネアカタヒバリ

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