2006/05/22

"Fowl" Weather

The locals were saying "atsui desu ne" (sure is hot), but to me it felt normal for a change. Cumulus clouds offered some shade off and on and a gentle breeze made the weather feel just right. I rode down to Lake Kitaura and found that the fair weather was really fowl weather - as in birds. Along with some ducks, two species I rarely see were there - a falcon and a blue heron.

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Falcon in hover.

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Great Blue Heron

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7 comments:

@ロウ 。LOW@ said...

Atsui deshiyo! We in Malaysia only felt the change in or out of the house :p Cheers!

Happysurfer said...

Wow! Birds in flight. Beautiful.

YD said...

here in London samui desu ne! nice birdies! the one in the padi rice field look so poised. :-)

Robin said...

hmmm.. bird flu coming to Japan too??

Oh...

PinkPanther said...

What the rare photos, NICE Indeed.

What if the 2nd and the 4th one were edited a bit by photo-shop, could join “Saloon” photo exhibition.

Pandabonium said...

LOW - "I'm hip." 85F felt really good.

Happysurfer - always something cool to see and the birds were really showing off for me.

YD - I hope it warms up soon. The heron would not let me get closer than one rice paddy. They are so graceful as they search for food.

Robin - you know bird flu will only strike when the pharma companies are ready to sell us tamiflu and vaccines. Don't let the media hype worry you. Tamiflu has killed more people than the bird flu has.

Pinkpanther - Thank you so much. One of these days I'll buy a decent digital camera and offer better pics on the blog. Watching those birds in person was just awesome.

The Moody Minstrel said...

Beats the snot out of cellphone picks...(sniff)