As we decided to move, and as we found a house we liked sooner than we had thought, our summer was quite busy, no, hectic rather! So, there wasn't time to go birding at all during the ridiculously hot months (and the pandemic situations, family situations and work, etc, etc...).
Finally, our stuff has been kind of put in the cupboards/bookshelves/chest of drawers and we found a little time to explore the area.
One of the biggest heronries in Chiba-shi is only 10 minute walk from our new home!
A single Black-crowned night heron (goisagiゴイサギ) chick sitting quietly on its rather messy😆 nest
Young Grey herons (Aosagiアオサギ) brothers/sisters
Squabbling Great egrets (Daisagiダイサギ)
We will come down to this pond regularly to find out more👍