The Hanami River, actually a canal developed in the 18th century, is one of the best bird-watching places in Chiba, some part of which still has riverbanks covered with thicket.
Hanashima Koen is a park adjacent to the river and has ponds, a stream and woods.
An Eastern Great Tit (Shijukaraシジュウカラ) was holding a seed between its toes and pecking like crazy:)
A White Wagtail (Hakusekireiハクセキレイ) chasing up and down the lawn after insects.
He seemed to have a good wash!
A inquisitive female Teal (Kogamoコガモ) came towards the bank and...
he followed her...
A Buzzard (Nosuriノスリ) and
a Black-eared Kite (Tobiトビ)
I heard a Japanese Bush Warbler (Uguisuウグイス) and a Chinese Bamboo Partridge (Kojukeiコジュケイ) singing for the first time this season. It won't be long before the Swallows start arriving!