Tag Archives: birds

Off the Rail

Hi blog. After what seemed to be endless rain with just a couple of sunny patches in between, the rainy season has officially ended in the Kanto region and the heat is on. With high humidity, even 30℃ can seem … Continue reading

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Walking in a Winter Wonderland

Hi blog. I had been hoping to make one more post last month, but my material was thin and I ended up being busy with other things. We are in the depths of winter here, with some days not getting … Continue reading

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Warbler in the bush

Hi blog. This may be the only post I get out this month, and it will be brief. I am currently in a situation where I have been given the opportunity to work from home – no kids at school … Continue reading

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Don’t pick up chicks!

Hi blog. I’m sorry about my lack of posts, but I am busy with a few things at home and work that require my attention. The rainy season has officially ended, the earliest ending ever announced by the bureau of … Continue reading

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Common Kingfisher

See the splashing of the kingfisher flashing to the water Grantchester Meadows, Pink Floyd Hi blog. If you go to a wooded riverbank or lake, you are quite likely to see people with magnifying scopes and long telephoto lenses waiting … Continue reading

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Not Just Another Walk in the Park

Hi blog. April is upon us, which means the beginning of the financial year and academic year, cherry blossom parties, and the end of the end of the extremely short spring holidays.  (I don’t get why the last day of … Continue reading

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A Walk in the Park

Hi blog. I’ll spare you the excuses, mostly because I have none. We are into late March, meaning the end of the academic and financial years, unstable weather – one day’s minimum might be higher than the next day’s maximum, … Continue reading

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Some good news for Storks

Hi blog. Some good news for an endangered species, the oriental white stork (Ciconia boyciana).  Known in Japan as konotori (鸛 or 鵠の鳥) and formerly as kui, it became extinct in the wild here before I was born! Some quick … Continue reading

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Gosh… goshawk

Hi blog. Coming off a five-day long weekend (only four for me, thanks to school Sports Day), I stumbled upon a news item on the front page of a newspaper in the staff room and, lo and behold, the same … Continue reading

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No Albatross around my neck…

And a good south wind sprung up behind; The Albatross did follow, And every day, for food or play, Came to the mariners’ hollo! Samuel Taylor Coleridge, The Rime of the Ancient Mariner Hi blog. Japanese TV news is notoriously … Continue reading

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