and checked the nearby river today. Looked nice stream.
But I don't know when is the my opening day...
My fishing friend and mentor kawkoi-san moved into the city next to my hometown. And we could see together there today to enjoy HERABUNA, Crucian Carp Fishing.
Yeah, it was definitely my debut of it.
It must be rare shot of two professional fly fishermen.
Yeah, yeah, yeah! What a beginner's luck I had!! Kawkoi-san helped me to land it by the net.
I think I'll be getting mad about this type of fishing soon, maybe...
she joined us as newcomer of bird watchers.
Maybe the lower one is male?
The stream of Y-river. I might fish AMAGO trout there with KANOGAWA fishing licence.
Her favorite bike and binoculars.
My first shot of birds of prey, except TOBI, Black Kite.
NOSURI, Common Buzzard?
We also enjoyed seeing the UME(Japanese apricot) blossom today.
First bird was JOUBITAKI, Daurian Redstart.
Let me have another chance of shot in short distance, please.
Their unique olive green and any color of blossom are well-matched. Must be typical color contrast of Japanese spring.
Since it was so fine today, my daughter and I went out for the bird watching. Our destination was Y_river which was famous for KAWASEMI, Common Kingfisher. Although we couldn't see it today, could see lots of birds instead of it.
Excuse my bad focusing...
The right top one which had black colored head is male one.
And pair of MOZU, Bull-headed Shrike!
I like their beautiful color balance very much.
KISEKIREI, Grey Wagtail on the rock. I think it proved this river's quality.
We must have found good place to go nearby.
We had lots of things today.
But my topic here is...
the wild bird, as you know.
KAWARAHIWA, Oriental Greenfinch, was second time to see for me. Beautiful yellow color was impressive.
Fortunately we could observe it well in very short distance. It looked so busy for pecking something so often.
Last pic,left one was took from our house' window.
They must be typical winter bird here TSUGUMI, Dusky Trush, first time to see this season. What a great place here is, to see the wild birds! See you closer next weekend.
Even though we are still having so cold days nowadays, it told me surely that the spring will be here soon.
You should do much something before it Lance, should't you?
Never forget thanks for your family, and keep enjoying your fishing with well-balanced state as they expected,Lance.