A small flock of Black-tailed Gulls (Uminekoウミネコ) were bathing and preening where the river flows out into the sea.
A darker-coloured young one is in the middle.
Just a few yards away from the gulls, a Reef Egret (Kurosagiクロサギ) was motionless.
There was a path alongside the beach and we saw quite a few species during a short walk.
a male Blue Rock Thrush (Isohiyodoriイソヒヨドリ)
a female Bull-headed Shrike (Mozuモズ)
a big flock of Meadow Buntings (Hoojiroホオジロ)
a lovely male posing for me:)
We just happened to notice an Osprey (Misagoミサゴ) flying over us carrying his tea!