Thursday, February 11, 2010

Something Common

Not much else around as usual and the rain is back for several days now, so I just couldn't go out much. However, I'd just explored the new place today. It's a very quiet village called Osaka (小阪) located on the small hill near my campus entrance. There was a tame female Common Kestrel perching on the wire, but unfortunately I didn't bring my camera. There were lots of birds actually, at least more than other places I've been around here. There was a flock of Red-billed Leiothrix in the thick bamboo forest and lots of Black-faced and Siberian Meadow Bunting. The flock of Eurasian Tree Sparrow there shouldn't be less than a hundred bird. Along the way I found a Japanese Weasel climbing on the rocky wall also. Guess I have to check the place more often when the weather is clear, so for this entry, I only have some shots of the Common Teal at Furui-chi...something common and not so attractive.

3 comments:

Phil said...

Have to diagree with you today Ayuwat, Common Teal - a very attractive duck, and what a flyer.

Russell Jenkins said...

Beautiful Teal. Like the one of him looking front on. Very cute! Shame you didn't take your camera. I would have liked to see the kestrel.

S.C.E. said...

So are you in Hokkaido?

No doubt I'll be green with envy when I see all your wonderful Owl/Eagle/Crane shots.......

These Teal are pretty good too......