Sunday 10 March 2013

Yokojikkengawa Canal Park

On 28th Feb, we walked along a canal (the Yokojikken-gawa), which is a kind of oasis for birds around the east-end of Tokyo (between the Clover-bashi bridge and the Yacho no Shima Island). On the little island, which was specially built for birds, we saw quite a few herons and egrets along with a few Spot-billed Ducks.

Black-crowned Night Heron (Goisagi ゴイサギ)

 Little Egret (Kosagi コサギ) & Black-crowned Night Heron (juvenile; called Hoshigoiホシゴイ)

At least 10 Little Egrets were busy preening here and there and 2 pairs of Grey Herons (Aosagiアオサギ) have started building their nests.  

Along the canal footpaths, there were loads of them chattering on the electric wires:)
Grey Starling or White-cheeked Starling (Mukudoriムクドリ)

 very chatty just like the starlings in the UK!

We were really pleased to know how well they are doing in the centre of Tokyo.

About the canal walk (in Japanese)

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