Monday 11 November 2013

Chiba Port Park

There is not a single yard where people have not touched and changed the coastline along Tokyo Bay, which is really shameful, but nature has not left there - not entirely.

Ugly though it looks, there were some cormorants and ducks:)

Ten odd Cormorants (Kawauカワウ) were resting and drying their feathers on the concrete bank. I was told later that there must have been Temminck's Cormorants (Umiuウミウ) as well! If only I had had a scope with me!

Ducks were coming towards the edge of the pier.

Wigeons (Hidorigamoヒドリガモ) and Pintails (Onagagamoオナガガモ)

found something tasty?

On the quieter side of the Bay, a lone Great Crested Grebe (Kanmurikaitsuburiカンムリカイツブリ) was floating elegantly:)

In the park, a flock of Oriental Greenfinches (Kawarahiwaカワラヒワ) were calling to each other.

Their breast and belly looks browner than the Greenfinches seen in Britain, I think, but their calls sounded similar, which is why I was able to spot them:)

As I started noticing several kinds of birds, I didn't feel so bad, but my heart sank when looking out towards the other side of the Bay...

dah... (sigh)

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