Monthly Archives: November 2004

Pied Wagtail

The pied wagtail is a very common bird and I see them by the stream all the time. This one was sitting high up on a wire and caught my attention because it looked so white. It didn’t have the … Continue reading

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Great Tit

Today was a pretty good day for birds. I have always thought that it’s much harder to get pictures of birds in Japan than in the UK. There are few bird tables around and I think that this makes the … Continue reading

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Common Kingfisher

I see one or two kingfishers almost every time I go for a walk in my local area, but it’s usually just a flash of blue as they fly away to a spot further along the stream. They are such … Continue reading

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Japanese Five-lined Skink

Five-lined Skinks (nihontokage) are very common in Japan, but are not the easiest to see because they hide themselves very effectively. In fact, at first I didn’t notice the one in the photos below, but when I was sneaking up … Continue reading

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Some nice poses by a Japanese Mantis (kamakiri). Class: Insecta; Order: Mantodea; Family: Mantidae chousen-kamakiri = Japanese Mantis Tenodera angustipennis

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