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 (1977-2020). Since 1980 I have lived in Shiga Prefecture, Japan, where I enjoy outdoor activities, especially photography, hiking, and cycling.

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