On January 27, 2018, I was walking along the edge of a field near my house when a flock on long-tailed tits (エナガ) appeared right in front of me at eye level. I was able to take a few photos of them.

Long-tailed tit (エナガ)
Long-tailed tit (Aegithalos caudatus, エナガ)
Long-tailed tits (エナガ)
Long-tailed tits (Aegithalos caudatus, エナガ)
Long-tailed tit (エナガ)
Long-tailed tit (Aegithalos caudatus, エナガ)
Long-tailed tit (エナガ)
Long-tailed tit (Aegithalos caudatus, エナガ)
Long-tailed tits (エナガ)
Long-tailed tits (Aegithalos caudatus, エナガ)
Long-tailed tit (エナガ)
Long-tailed tit (Aegithalos caudatus, エナガ)
Long-tailed tit (エナガ)
Long-tailed tit (Aegithalos caudatus, エナガ)
Long-tailed tit (エナガ)
Long-tailed tit (Aegithalos caudatus, エナガ)
Long-tailed tit (エナガ)
Long-tailed tit (Aegithalos caudatus, エナガ)
Long-tailed tit (エナガ)
Long-tailed tit (Aegithalos caudatus, エナガ)
Long-tailed tit (エナガ)
Long-tailed tit (Aegithalos caudatus, エナガ)
Long-tailed tit (エナガ)
Long-tailed tit (Aegithalos caudatus, エナガ)
Long-tailed tit (エナガ)
Long-tailed tit (Aegithalos caudatus, エナガ)

These cute little birds blessed me with their presence for only a few minutes before they vanished. If I had not been there, quiet and alert, I would have missed the opportunity to see them so close.

We experience life most richly when we are fully present.

Published by Greg Peterson

Professor Emeritus, Kyoto Notre Dame University. I have retired from full-time service (1977-2014) and now offer weekly lectures in interpersonal and intercultural communication. Since 1980 I have lived in Shiga Prefecture, Japan, where I enjoy outdoor activities, especially photography, hiking, and cycling.

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