Although a local railway is running through the park, the trains run only 3 times an hour, which makes the park quite a quiet place.
On my arrival, I was welcomed by these three...
from the left: a male Shoveller in eclipse plumage (Hashibirogamoハシビロガモ), a Moorhen (Banバン) and domestic duck (Ahiruアヒル)
I saw 3 Shovellers on the lake and all three were males in eclipse plumage. Where are the missuses?
A young Moorhen (Banバン) was watching me walking on the shore.
Spot-billed Ducks (Karugamoカルガモ) have a lovely blue-green coloured speculum and very bright orange legs.
Moorhens, a Shoveller and a Coot (Oobanオオバン)
I heard the calls of wagtails but they didn't sound quite right for white wagtails.
They were Japanese Wagtails' (Segurosekireiセグロセキレイ).
There were 5 of them around the pond, fighting for their territories?
White Wagtails (Hakusekireiハクセキレイ) were seen too.
The Japanese Wagtail looks slightly larger and more plump than a White Wagtail.
This juvenile White Wagtail was chased away by a Japanese Wagtail. What a bully!
The sky was getting darker and when I decided to leave the park, all the crows went mad on the other side of the pond.
A Goshawk (Ootakaオオタカ) appeared from nowhere,
kept being mobbed and eventually seemed to give up...
The same for me. Time to go home!