Ritto City in southern Shiga Prefecture, Japan, was covered with snow for a few days in January, 2017. January 15th On January 15th heavy snow covered Takano Park near my home. As usual on Sunday, local children were playing at Takano Park. They seemed delighted by the rare chance to play in a snowstorm. January […]
December is a good month for bird photography here in Shiga Prefecture, Japan. Several species of small migratory birds begin to appear along with birds that we can see all year. Most of the birds shown here are winter birds. This December I photographed some of these species for the first time.
Yasugawa (Yasu River) in Ritto City, Shiga Prefecture, Japan, is a short walk from my house. Since the beginning of winter I’ve been spending a lot of time along the river, trying to photograph wildlife, mostly birds. I spent so much time taking photos and trying to learn the names of birds that I fell […]
http://youtu.be/5yRT-I1u9II Scenes of a riverbank and nearby fields January 2-5, 2015. Soundtrack from “Relaxing Music” by Sławomir Królik, chafer on SoundCloud (https://soundcloud.com/chafer). Hear the full version embedded below. The first two nights of the New Year, 2015, we had heavy snowfall in Ritto City, Shiga Prefecture, Japan. Nearby fields and the Yasugawa riverbank were covered […]
This is near my house in Shiga Prefecture, Japan. Images and sounds were gathered between December 29, 2012, and January 3, 2013. From here the river gradually slows and then enters Lake Biwa, Japan’s largest freshwater lake. Shiga Rivers is a series of media productions about rivers in Shiga Prefecture, Japan. Yasugawa in Winter is […]