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, 27 May 2016

Common Moorhen, Gallinule, バン

While keeping an eye on the Ibis (see previous posts) the Moorhens entertained us with their fierce fights

More from Saga

The day we went to check out the Glossy Ibis there were a number of other birds present in the area.
First another White-winged Tern, ハジロクロハラアジサシ


Rednecks on the road! Plus some one with long toes... That would mean trouble anywhere...
but not here. 5 Red-necked Stints, トウネン and in front 1 Long-toed Stint, ヒバリシギ

A long time no see Black-crowned Night Heron, ゴイサギ

It took a while to find them, but they were there: Black-winged Stilt, セイタカシギ

A Black-tailed Godwit, オグロシギ showing a bit of his black tail

Last redneck with a woody. Red-necked Stint, トウネンand Wood Sandpiper, タカブシギ

Monday, 16 May 2016

Glossy Ibis, ブロンズトキ

What to say about this bird? It's big, beautiful...magnificent!

 who the f... is that?


A very shiny Glossy Ibis

Standing tall

Feeding in a water-locked field, the home of Moorhens. 

It must be hard to get your fill of worms this way...

But he or she is doing very well.

The morning sunlight reflected in the feathers

Dancing in the wind

Pose for the camera.... peace

Friday, 13 May 2016