December 2006


Order: Passeriformes; Family: Motacillidae
Motacilla cinerea
Grey Wagtail = kisekirei

Location: Munakata

Order: Passeriformes; Family: Fringillidae
Carduelis sinica
Oriental Greenfinch = kawarahiwa
(also Grey-capped Greenfinch)

Location: Munakata

We’re getting quite a lot of birds in the garden this Winter. Everyone’s favorite is the Japanese White-eye (mejiro). They’re quite shy but nothing would keep them away from the orange we put on the deck and I was able to video this one up close from the living room window (the pictures are video captures). Here’s a VIDEO of the same bird.

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Order: Passeriformes
Family: Zosteropidae
Zosterops japonicus
Japanese White-eye = mejiro.