On Sunday, March 18, 2018, I was cycling down the north bank of Yasugawa when I heard some noisy crows perched in nearby trees. https://soundcloud.com/gpjp/crows-in-ichimiyake When I ride my touring bike, I carry a small audio recorder and microphones. For this recording I used a Sony PCM-M10 recorder and Clippy Stereo EM172 mics by FEL […]
Chinese pond turtles [Reeves’ turtle] (Mauremys reevesii, クサガメ) at an irrigation canal show that this endangered species is still hanging on in rural Shiga Prefecture, Japan.
On December 12, 2017, I made a field recording at Takano Shrine in Ritto City, Shiga Prefecture, Japan (滋賀県 栗東市 高野神社). See the location on radio aporee ::: maps. https://soundcloud.com/gpjp/takano-shrine-on-a-windy-december-day Noisy aircraft, traffic, and other human sounds nearly drown out the voices of all the birds except a nearby crow. Wooden prayer tablets (ema, 絵馬) […]
In November, 2017, I took several thousand photographs in Shiga Prefecture, Japan. I uploaded several hundred of them to my Flickr Photostream. A few of the better ones are among my photos on 500px. This selection of November photos is in reverse chronological order without any attempt to group them by subject. To see my […]
On October 14, 2017, I saw a little egret in the canal that runs around my neighborhood. It was hunting by shaking a leg to drive prey from vegetation in the shallow water. As I was returning on foot from a long photo walk, my camera was ready. I was able to shoot a few […]