A big chunk of the bank of Oyumi-ike was washed away by a strong typhoon last year and the re-construction work started, which has made the south-side of the pond more like mudflats.
I'd never seen so many egrets and herons in this place before.
A Common Sandpiper (Isoshigiイソシギ) was making the most of the muddy patch.
In the north pond, quite a few ducks were resting.
Some were coming up to me, looking hopeful:) I didn't have anything on me though;
Spotbilled Ducks (Karugamoカルガモ)
It was a chilly but pleasant morning by the pond.