January 2016


Tufted Duck = kinkuro-hajiro
Tare Dam near Togo in Munakata
(In the distance so poor quality)
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Smew = mikoaisa
Tare Dam near Togo in Munakata
(In the far distance so poor quality)
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Tare Dam near Togo in Munakata is a great place for spotting birds — so many herons, egrets, cormorants, ducks, and other water birds.

Common Sandpiper = isoshigi
Tsuri-gawa River in Munakata
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Heron = aosagi
Near Ikeura Village in Munakata

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This osprey (misago) had caught a huge fish. Very impressive!
(Apparently, they prefer fish in the size range 25-35cm)
It was a dull day so I couldn’t get a good photo…
Near Ikeura Village in Munakata
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Daurian Redstart = joubitaki
Near Ikeura Village in Munakata

Black-faced Bunting = aoji
Near Ikeura Village in Munakata
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Pale Thrush = shirohara
Inunaki Dam
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Bull-headed Shrike = mozu
Inunaki Dam
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