Thursday, February 4, 2016

Cormorants from 2 places and Sparrows;


 Cormorants need to dry their wings
                    *From Ajisu-Natural-Park last Dec.*
My first time finding to see them more than one in one place.  And the staff at the park explained to me that they need to dry their wings frequently compared to other birds.


                       *From river in our city*
Yesterday on our way back from my parent's empty house, we found these cormorants in the usual Koto-river we take a little detour. While taking pictures, I saw the proof of what I learned here again♪


Sparrows at my late parents’ house
At my late parents' house trying to tidy up a little,  there were lots of sparrows.  At first, they were in the yard but they flew to the old fence of the house noticing me opened the window.  After that, they spread to the fence, roof of the next house and on the tree.



Not a snowy day but very cold outside.  We need to see people from a couple of construction companies and some guests this weekend. 

Linking this post to, "Wild Bird Wednesday""Outdoor Wednesday"


Wish to See You Soon.
Hope you will have a wonderful rest of the week.

23 comments:

Giga said...

Very nice look cormorants with wings spread to dry. I really like the sparrows. Regards.

Breathtaking said...

Hello Miyako!:) It's good that you saw so many Cormorants all together, and that's a great shot of the Cormorant spreading his wings o dry them. I love your sparrow photos. They look so cute perched on the fence.:) Best Wishes from Portugal.

Karen S. said...

Good morning Miyako! Goodness they do look so graceful while they're drying off their wings. What a commanding and beautiful feathered friend they are. Your fence top is really special, I so like a hint of fences here and there and all your lovely photos. Take good care, enjoy your day, Karen.

eileeninmd said...

Hello, Miyako, love the capture of the Cormorants drying their feathers. I like teh fence shots with the cute sparrows too. Great post and photos. Have a happy day and weekend ahead!

Tamago said...

How interesting cormorants have to dry their wings frequently. I wonder if they are always sweaty. Haha :-) They sure look very lovely with their wings wide open. Great captures! And the sparrows are so pretty. I enjoy seeing them and listening to their chirping :-)
It's getting colder here, too. Stay warm and have a great day, Miyako san!

jeannettestgermain said...

You have a delightful blog! Did not realize the cormorant's wings are so wide! And the sparrows are cute on that fence- it looks like the neighborhood gossip!

Cynthia said...

Lovely photographs of the cormorants, Miyako! They are a bird that we see frequently on Lake Erie, but I have not been able to get a good picture of them like you did. You are very good at capturing shots of the birds.

Ida said...

It was interesting to learn about the Cormorants and their wing drying. Those little sparrows on the fence are so cute.

TexWisGirl said...

cormorants are very cool birds. they stop here every so often (rarely, though). love the cute sparrows on the fence!

happywonderer.com said...

Wonderful bird shots! So many on one fence!

doodles n daydreams said...

That is a lot of sparrows, I wonder if your parents used to feed them? I like the cormorant photo's as well. You take such wonderful nature shots.

Diana

Sussi said...

wonderful photos!

Hannah said...

Your header and sides are so artistic, dearest Miyako, I like the camera with the film and hearts for Valentine's day coming up soon. The comorants are fascinating, I like to see them swimming and fishing. When I worked by the beach I would see them diving under the waves to get past the breakers. Hugs from the PNW!

Tom said...

I've heard of cormorants before, but have never seen them before...thanks.

Jocee said...

Great photos of the cormorants and the sparrows are always cute.

Joyful said...

Very nice photos of the cormorants. I never heard of a cormorant bird until I read a book or series of books by Jean Auel. The birds are featured quite a lot in the books. Now I get to see them through your lovely photos.

eileeninmd said...

Hello Miyako, I enjoyed this post and your photos of the Cormorants and sparrows. Thank you for linking up and sharing your post. Have a happy weekend!

Marie C said...

Sparrows seem to be universal! They are everywhere, and are such sweet birds The cormorants are beautiful! I love the way they spread their wings to dry them. How nice to get to see them on your way home.

ifthethunderdontgetya™³²®© said...

How nice of the cormorants to have a wing-drying party for you, Miyako!

;-)

Lisa Comperry said...

Fun to see the cormorants on shore and drying their wings ! I usually notice these birds when they bob up and down in the ocean to catch their prey! :-)

Anni said...

Excellent pictures....I especially like the 'card' you made of the cormorants, surrounded by the rose effect.

...thanks for sharing this link at I'd Rather B Birdin' this weekend!!! Happy week ahead for you!!

Mariette VandenMunckhof-Vedder said...

Dearest Miyako,
What a surprise with special photos here! Seeing cormorants in your own city is so special and you got great views of them.
Also the visiting sparrows at your late Parents' home were special.
Sending you hugs,
Mariette

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

I remember when I learned about how cormorants have to dry their wings (only a few years ago here in Florida)... it is very interesting to watch that behavior!

The sparrows look as if they are curious about what you are doing in your late parents' house! Perhaps they are keeping an eye on it since it is empty (that is a nice dream anyway).