This year autumn seems to have arrived rather early (thank god!) and it was a gorgeous autumnal day today.
I cycled down to the Miyako river to see if any shrikes have come to Chiba for winter.
She was calling really loudly, perching at the very top of a tree, claiming her territory.
She is a Bull-headed Shrike (Mozuモズ), which is the most common shrike species in Chiba.
They are famous for mimicking other birds' calls and this lady was singing like a brown-eared bulbul:)
I've never seen so many grasshoppers in one place.
I'm not good at identifying spiders but I thought it looks beautiful.
A map of the park.
The park itself is not so large but it is a good place for bird-watching especially during the week when it is very quiet.