This blog is for family and friends, to share my feelings and photos with and for myself, to support my fading memory. Readers who have my site translated automatically, please refer to the original if necessary. Especially when it comes to identification. Any comments, anonymous or by email name are always welcome!.

Thursday, 2 December 2021

The start of December

 The last month of the year, Christmas is in the air already. The temperatures went down, the wind picked up and birds are active. Me too, just to stay warm.

More geese have come, 7 Bean Geese, maybe all Taiga Bean Geese, オオヒシクイ

Geese are grazing birds, they eat leafs, roots, shoots. What do these ones like most? 

Both falcons ハヤブサ were on the hunt. 1 Caught a white dove, 白い鳩 - only to loose it again when the crows got to him. 

The other one was having a late lunch of probably a Water Rail, クイナ

A Sparrowhawk, ハイタカ hiding in a paddy field

More Geese, ガン on the move. I think we are in for a cold winter!

Tuesday, 30 November 2021

The last birds of November

The weather was good this weekend. A bit cold when watching the mudflats from the concrete wall, but nice and warm in the sunshine around the lakes. The birders who happened to be here on Saturday the 27th were in for a treat.

The 11 Greater White-fronted Ducks, マガン together with the 1 Tundra Bean Goose, ヒシクイwere still there.

One of the Peregrine Falcons, ハヤブサ just flew in 

Shelducks, ツクシガモ about 9 birds had finally arrived. 

More Geese! 3 Taiga Bean Geese, オオヒシクイ this time

3 Pied Avocets ソリハシセイタカシギ decided to pay us a one day visit. They started off quite far, but as the tide came in they made a move.

On Sunday 2 Water Rails, クイナ were chasing each other

1 Female Smew, ミコアイサ all by itself.

At last, thrushes in Imazu. but just a few. Dusky Thrush, ツグミ

Autumn colors

Not many wings. The colors are what it's all about. We didn't have a chance to explore much this year. It's all from around Fukuoka.

 Mantis spec, カマキリ

Peacock Pansy, タテハモドキ

Oriental Turtle Dove. キジバト in the Chinese Tallow tree, ナンキンハゼ

Oriental Magpie, カササギ 1 of 10+ that play around Imazu and act like obnoxious teenagers

Sunflower, ヒマワリ in autumn

Daurian Redstart, ジョウビタキ