Monday 23 November 2015

Ecology Park

The number of the ducks in Funadaike, Ecology Park has reached at a record high - more than 50 dabbling ducks!

Ducks were everywhere whichever direction you faced.

The ducks tend to get together with the same species but I don't know why.

The Mallard (Magamoマガモ)

The Gadwalls (Okayoshigamoオカヨシガモ)

The Teals (Kogamoコガモ)

The Falcated Ducks (Yoshigamoヨシガモ)

A lone male Pochard (Hoshihajiroホシハジロ) flew into the pond during the day (but flew off after a couple of hours diving, foraging and preening).

He went closer to a pair of mallards and was rather aggressive towards the female, who is much larger.


I don't think they were competing for their food but he may not have liked the way she was feeding...!

a Great Egret (Daisagiダイサギ)

a Kingfisher (Kawasemiカワセミ)

my first Dusky Thrush (Tsugumiツグミ) of the season

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