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Grey-headed Lapwing (Keri) in a field on the edge of Fukuoka City. A very lucky find as this bird is quite unusual in Fukuoka.

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Grey-headed Lapwing (Keri) in a field on the edge of Fukuoka City. A very lucky find as this bird is quite unusual in Fukuoka.

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Smew (ミコアイサ) at Green Park in Wakamatsu, Kitakyushu.

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Smew (ミコアイサ) at Green Park in Wakamatsu, Kitakyushu.

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Goldcrest (キクイタダキ) flying around in the shadows at Satsuki Matsubara pine forest by the seaside in Munakata.

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Goldcrest (キクイタダキ) flying around in the shadows at Satsuki Matsubara pine forest by the seaside in Munakata.

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Great egret (daisagi) coming in to land

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Great egret (daisagi) coming in to land

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Beautiful little Kestrel (chougenbou) hunting for grasshoppers in a field.

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Beautiful little Kestrel (chougenbou) hunting for grasshoppers in a field.

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This is what happens when a vegetarian goes hunting LOL.
No, I didn't hunt for fruit, a local farmer kindly gave me 4 enormous pomelo (banpeiyu) as a gift. These things weigh 1.5kg each! I had to carry them 2km home, but I'm not complaining as I love this fruit.

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This is what happens when a vegetarian goes hunting LOL.
No, I didn't hunt for fruit, a local farmer kindly gave me 4 enormous pomelo (banpeiyu) as a gift. These things weigh 1.5kg each! I had to carry them 2km home, but I'm not complaining as I love this fruit.

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Daurian redstart (ジョウビタキ) fluffed up due to the cold.

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Daurian redstart (ジョウビタキ) fluffed up due to the cold.

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This is where I live... Well, about 800m from my house. Walking home after an evening stroll. I feel blessed to be surrounded by nature.

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This is where I live... Well, about 800m from my house. Walking home after an evening stroll. I feel blessed to be surrounded by nature.

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Beautiful Jorōgumo orb-weaver spider in our garden this morning.

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Beautiful Jorōgumo orb-weaver spider in our garden this morning.

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The Melodious Laughing Thrush or Hwamei (ガビチョウ) is not a native Japanese bird, but it's still one of my favourites. This one was replying (angrily?) to my poor attempts at whistling his song ha ha

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The Melodious Laughing Thrush or Hwamei (ガビチョウ) is not a native Japanese bird, but it's still one of my favourites. This one was replying (angrily?) to my poor attempts at whistling his song ha ha

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We found ten Chestnut Tiger Butterflies (アサギマダラ) in one spot on our walk today -- it's a secluded clearing with very few visitors so we felt lucky to be able to watch them in peace. This species migrates over 1,000km from the north of Japan to the south in this season.
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We found ten Chestnut Tiger Butterflies (アサギマダラ) in one spot on our walk today -- it's a secluded clearing with very few visitors so we felt lucky to be able to watch them in peace. This species migrates over 1,000km from the north of Japan to the south in this season.
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Great Egret at Saga's Higashi-yoka mudflats

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Great Egret at Saga's Higashi-yoka mudflats

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Beautiful pose by a Great Egret.

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Beautiful pose by a Great Egret.

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Mine's longer than yours! Necks ha ha

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Mine's longer than yours! Necks ha ha

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About this blog

Hi,

I created natural-japan.net a few years ago with the intention of using it to show my photos of nature in Japan. By July 2008, I had reached 500 blog posts. Since then I am afraid that I have been too busy to update the site. However, one of my new year’s resolutions for 2010 is to get started again. I have many thousands more photos of Japanese wildlife so there is no shortage of materials for the blog. I just wish I had a bit more time… You know how it is!

Best wishes,

Nigel