Saturday 23 March 2013

Mizumoto Kawasemi no Sato 2

More photos from Mizumoto Kawasemi no Sato.

Great Egrets (Daisagiダイサギ) landed just a few yards away from us. We saw Great Egrets in the Somerset Levels in Feb for the first time in the UK but we learned they are rather common in this area:)

This Little Egret (Kosagiコサギ) caught a slimy Oriental Weatherfish (dojo-ドジョウ). Yummy!?

A lone Oriental Greenfinch or Grey-capped Greenfinch (Kawarahiwaカワラヒワ) was eating some seeds on the ground. He (she?) looked darker than the ones found in the UK, maybe just because of the light?

Hawfinch (Shimeシメ)!!! We were so chuffed to see one. We could hear him (her?) cracking open the seeds. Powerful beak!

Cormorants or Great Cormorants (Kawauカワウ) were very busy making their nests. We've never seen so many Cormorants at one place.

An island for Cormorant nests. The trees were all covered with their droppings and looked very dead... but as long as the cormorants are happy, no problem!

A female Black-faced Bunting (Aojiアオジ)
There are quite a few buntings in Japan, so we've got to learn what each of them look like;)

We counted about 38 species in this park during our walk for about 3.5 hours.  The park looks very well managed thanks to the park staff and volunteers.

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