Quick birds in low light June 6, 2014, was a cloudy day here in Ritto City. Photographing young swallows in the car port in poor light was a challenge. It was sunny when I previously photographed them on June 2nd (Young Swallows Feeding). Here are some of the photos in a small gallery. This time […]
Five Young Swallows In mid-April I reported on swallows building a nest in my car port. After six weeks, five voracious young swallows are growing in the nest. Video On June 2, 2014, I made a short video and took some photos of the young swallows. I tried to capture feeding scenes as the adults […]
The barley fields here in Ritto have turned from green to golden brown. It seems a little early this year, but we have had mid-summer temperatures of over 30 degrees. It is only the end of May, but outdoors and indoors it feels like the end of July.
http://youtu.be/WIphWd3AQzY Cormorants, egrets, and herons actively feed on fish in Yasugawa near Shinjo-cho, Moriyama, Shiga, Japan. This area, just downstream from where Shiga Prefectural Route 48 crosses the river, teems with life. It is not yet “developed” for ground golf or other recreational activities, although many people walk nearby. In late spring and summer quite […]
http://youtu.be/zGh_d2CyX88 Egrets feast on earthworms as a farmer cultivates a flooded field in preparation for rice planting. At the end of April local farmers prepare for rice planting by flooding the fields and cultivating the soil. Rice seedlings are planted in early May. I have seen this preparation and planting many times over the years, […]