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One of the parent kingfishers brought a fish to the rock and attempted to feed a juvenile but the two young ones squabbled so much over the fish that the adult flew away and ate the fish itself. Comical to watch.

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One of the parent kingfishers brought a fish to the rock and attempted to feed a juvenile but the two young ones squabbled so much over the fish that the adult flew away and ate the fish itself. Comical to watch.

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Munakata and Fukutsu have some pretty nice beaches. We're lucky to live here.

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Munakata and Fukutsu have some pretty nice beaches. We're lucky to live here.

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Nice view not far from my house. I love this area.

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Nice view not far from my house. I love this area.

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A swallow swallowing...

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A swallow swallowing...

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Feed us!!!

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Feed us!!!

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Hungry mouths to feed...

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Hungry mouths to feed...

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Lucky me, having this amazing 6km walk home from my nearest train station. Today, I saw a marten and green woodpecker, and I heard my first cuckoo of the year. I'm in heaven.

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Lucky me, having this amazing 6km walk home from my nearest train station. Today, I saw a marten and green woodpecker, and I heard my first cuckoo of the year. I'm in heaven.

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A beautiful female fox (vixen) sneaked up behind us when we were walking along a narrow country lane.

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A beautiful female fox (vixen) sneaked up behind us when we were walking along a narrow country lane.

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This weird and wonderful creature looks like a giant ant but it's an Oil Beetle or Blister Beetle. I handled it carefully so it wouldn't release the chemical (cantharidin) that causes skin damage.

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This weird and wonderful creature looks like a giant ant but it's an Oil Beetle or Blister Beetle. I handled it carefully so it wouldn't release the chemical (cantharidin) that causes skin damage.

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Like an angel... Great Egret.

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Like an angel... Great Egret.

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This weird creature is a Japanese Suppon Turtle. Only my second time seeing one in the wild.
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This weird creature is a Japanese Suppon Turtle. Only my second time seeing one in the wild.
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I bumped into this Japanese Weasel (itachi) during my morning walk. I was already standing still when he appeared so he didn't spot me and I had the chance to watch him sneaking around looking for prey. Nice experience.

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I bumped into this Japanese Weasel (itachi) during my morning walk. I was already standing still when he appeared so he didn't spot me and I had the chance to watch him sneaking around looking for prey. Nice experience.

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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