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