The weather was just miserable but we decided to head for the Yatsuhigata Nature observation Centre again because it'd be nice and warm in the Centre and possibly not many people would be there in that horrible weather. When we got to the path, the tide was coming in and we could see some waders quite closely (in a downpour...).
The Centre is about 15-20 min walk from the Minami-funabashi Station and we were absolutely soaked (happy birders though;) by the time we reached the Centre.
We were glad we went there on that particular day as it turned out the 3rd Sunday of every month is a birding day organised by the members of the Wild Bird Society of Japan. Thanks to the helpful and knowledgeable members, we learnt a lot about some of the birds we didn't see in the UK. We would like to join some of their birding events in the near future:)