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American Robin's Fledgling

While watering my front yard, I noticed continuous bird call near by. After looking around, I found a fledgling sitting underneath a parked car and calling parents. I looked around again to find its parent(s.) Sure enough, there were two A…

Sandhill Crane Colts

次の日、また同じ場所へ行ってみると お母さんの背中にヒナがいました・・・! 向かい合って小さな羽根をバタバタさせるヒナたち ヒナが食べるのを手伝う父鳥 お腹がいっぱいになったヒナたちは、また暖かいお母さんの羽根の中へ 一羽がもぐりこむと・・・ 2…

Sandhill Crane in Grand Teton

カナダヅルのお父さん お母さんの背中にちらっと見える薄茶が、ひなです 周囲が安全かチェックする父親 One of wildlife on my first day at Grand Teton National Park, A pair of Sandhill Crane. Watchers told me they have two colts. Only I saw was c…

Mountain Bluebird

I was watching mama Moose at a popular viewing spot. Then I noticed people were pointing their cameras at opposit direction. I couldn't tell what they were watching, so I asked. Answer was: Mountain Bluebird perched on a pole. After two ye…

Lesser Goldfinch

Lesser Goldifnch came to my plants on our sidewalk garden and pecking it. One step closer to my dream of offering edible garden for both wildlife and human. 05-17-2022 家の前の歩道に、何か動くモノが・・・ よく見ると、黄色っぽい小鳥がうちの…

Hanging Baskets

This year, I made two hanging baskets, one is filled with petunia and another with fuchsia, which should attract hummingbirds. Since no flowers yet, a hummer came to drink from my feeder. Can you see her? 05-11-2022 今年は、ペチュニアとフ…

House Finch

I found a male house finch perched on the fence that is two houses away from us. He looked healthy and flew away right after these photos were taken. 05-04-2022 2軒先の裏庭の塀にとまっていたメキシコマシコの雄 この子は、健康そうです 具合の…

World's Smallest Harbor

A bridge over the world's smallest harbor at Depoe Bay. A song sparrow sings out loud against a backdrop of the bridge. Depoe Bay 05-03-2022 世界で一番小さな港にかかる橋 橋をバックにさえずるウタスズメ デポベイで

Song Sparrow on The Coast

Hoping to spot mother whale with her calf who travel north at the end of their migration season, we headed down to Depoe Bay. Unfortunately, no luck for whales but rythmical songs of this Song Sparrow let turn my head around. Depoe Bay, Or…

Dart In, Dart Out

Everything hummingbird does is swift. She darts into my field of vision, has some nector from the feeder while hovering. Then she perches on a dead plant and starts grooming herself. When it's done, she took some more nector, then darts ou…

Bewick's Wern in 2021

Every spring, a little Bewick's Wern's rhythmical penetrating love song echos throughout this small woods. His song is so beautiful, Im always enchanted and stop to listen to it. 04-06-2021 近所の小さな自然公園で、雑木林に響き渡るリズミカ…

House Finch with Mycoplasma Conjunctivitis

I found a male House Finch who stays on the feeder for a long time and doesn't fly away even I get closer. Also, something doesn't look right around his eyes. I contacted Portland Audubon and was told to catch it and bring it into their Wi…

Mourning Dove

An elegant mourning dove came to my backyard. A pair of them seems to live in this neighborhood. 04-03-2020 どうやらこの近所に住んでいるらしいナゲキバト つがいで仲良く枝にとまっているのを時々見かけます

Collecting Nesting Materials

Female House Finch collects nesting materials from huge rip in my bedroom screen. Hubby came to help her, too. This was second spring for them to do "nesting material hunt" at my screen. We repaired the screen last summer so my fun of watc…

Hovering Jewel

I never get tired of watching hummingbird. 03-27-2022 いつ見ても、何度見ても、見飽きないハミングバード

Spring Jewel - Bewick's Wren

One of my favorites is Bewick's Wern. This bird rarely stays still and moves quickly here and there, that makes so difficult to take good photos of them. I didn't hear any song yet. I'm so looking forward to listening their beautiful sprin…

Husband and Wife

A pair of Bald Eagle on Sauvie Island. 03-24-2022 仲良く並んだ、白頭鷲のご夫婦 車を停めることができた場所から、よく見えるところまで歩いて、そこから何枚か撮ったのですが、近づいたのがお気に召さなかったようで、この後、大きい方(雌?)が飛び立…

Time to Lose Sense of Time

While strolling hilly trail in a neighborhood park, I found this woodpecker. Time always goes by fast when I watch wildlife, like this bird. 03-06-2021 ちょっと山がちな傾斜にある公園のトレイルを歩いた時、みつけたキツツキ こういう時は、あっ…

Northern Flicker

Make Northern Flicker came to my backyard to eat suet. When we still had a wooded area behind our backyard, I often heard their call echoed throught the woods and I loved it, especially in misty morning. They still visit our backyard occas…

Sandhill Crane

Sandhill Crane has very distinct calls that I love. I need to make a trip to Sauvie Island before they depart for north. At Sauvie Island 03-08-2021 毎年晩秋になると飛来するカナダヅル あの独特の鳴き声が好きです 北へ旅立つ前に、もう一度見に…

Steller's Sea Eagle

After watching Tancho Cranes, I walked to a coffee shop across Tancho Crane Sanctuary to take a break. In theri warm sitting area, I found a fieldscope on a stand. Shop's owner told me "you can watch National Treasure bird, Steller's Sea E…

Sharing A Winter Home

Tancho Cranes share their winter home with Swans. While swans are relatively large birds, they look small compare to tall Tancho Cranes. In Kushiro, Hokkaido, Japan. 02-12-2020 タンチョウヅルの越冬地には、白鳥もやって来るようです 争いもせ…

My Dream Came True

タンチョウの幼鳥 Several years ago, I found YouTube videos that are showing beautiful Tancho Cranes in Kushiro, Hokkaido, Japan. Immediately, I fell in love with their elegant courtship dances and their distinct beautiful loud calls that e…

Kamo River, Kyoto

Kamo River runs through world-famous ancient city, Kyoto. It is also the habitat for a number of native wildlife and a place of rest and relaxation for humans. Time for sure goes by slower here, compare to "merry-go-round" Tokyo. Kyoto is …

Japanese Wagtail

I found a Japanese Wagtail in a little creek on the grounds of Shimogamo Shrine. Kyoto, Japan 02-02-2020 境内に流れる小川で見かけた、セグロセキレイ 日本特産種だそうです 京都 下鴨神社にて

Red-breasted Sapsucker

今日もどれも捨てがたく、枚数多いです 真剣だけど、ちょっと笑っちゃう表情・・・(笑) While doing yard work on sunny afternoon, I heard pecking sound coming from Bigleaf Maple tree. Looking up, I found a beautiful Red-breasted Sapsucker. It …

Huge Flock of Canada Goose

After the field was paved and a building was built, Canada Geese lost their feeding ground. Without complaining, they moved to ponds in the park next to used-to-be grass field. Wildlife takes whatever they can use with ease and grace. 01-1…

Pied-billed Phebe

かわいいショットがありすぎて、今日も絞り切れず・・・(笑) 水中にダイブした後 おまけショット もふもふのおしり One of my favorites, Pied-billed Phebe is a lil fluffy bird. He is always alone with other waterfowl. When he dives, he goes pret…

Townsend's Warbler

ピントずれてますが、ドヤ顔(笑) My favorite winter visitor, Townsend's Warbler came to eat in my backyard. Love its bright yellow color and fluffy rear end. 01-17-2020 冬になると庭にやってくる、タウンゼンド・アメリカムシクイ 鮮やかな黄色…

Chitchat between Husband and Wife

On snowy morning, House Finch's husband and wife having small-talk while perching on neighbor's fig tree. They always come to my feeder together. 12/28/21 雪の朝、メキシコマシコのご夫婦 いちじくの枝にとまって、なにやらおしゃべりしていました…