Thursday, May 7, 2015

Lotus Flower and Birds;

In the middle of last month, I asked my husband to drive the opposite side of the road from the one I posted the cherry blossom here (last two pictures).  You can see the same little gazebo :-)  I was happy to see the wide area with lotus flowers in the rice paddy. It sure was a reminiscent memories making wreaths with friends when little.
         (hope you can see the long fence along with the gazebo)


 *Brown-eared bulbuls and Crows*
Can anyone identify this bird?  It was perching very far place, sorry for the bad focus.
    With the help of ifthethunderdontgetya™³²®© I found it must be the "European Penduline Tit."  
    And also had a tip from Adam Jones that might be long-tailed shrike.  Thanks a lot for the help♪ 
I saw many crows were chasing the car p:-)  A bit unfortunate that I missed the good timing they were more and close together. I guessed it was a farmer's car (going home) getting ready for the rice planting season.

Linking this post to "Good Fences", "Saturday's critters""TODAY'S FLOWERS"

Thank you very much for stopping by; I always appreciate your sweet visits;
(About my header; sorry if unmatched, changed for the newer post


28 comments:

  1. I see this bird before on one picture somewhere but the name I don't know... lovely flowers ! Hava nice day, Joan

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  2. Hello Miyako, I love the view of the lotus flowers.. They are so pretty. Beautiful birds. The shot of the crows following the car is neat.. Great fence shots! Have a happy day! BTW, thank you for your visits and comments on my post.

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  3. Marvelous photos Dear Miyako. The last photo of the crows chasing the car was super, a sight I would have enjoyed seeing. Thank you for linking with Today's Flowers and for leaving such a sweet comment. Sending you the same Dear Friend, from your friend in America. xoxox Denise

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  4. Interesting fences and good photos of the birds!

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  5. Hi Orchid, Love the view of the pretty flowers. You captured some great photos and the birds are so pretty.
    Nice fences too. Great shot of the crows following the car.
    Have a nice day and weekend ahead.
    CM

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  6. Miyako, those flowers are so lovely, and nice to see the birds as well. I'm curious about the "wreaths you made as a child" with the lotus flowers. Have a wonderful day today, Hugs from Texas

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  7. love the shot of the 2 crows in the blooms. the brick wall and fence line are both nice backdrops for that rice paddy field! thanks for sharing your beauty, miyako!

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  8. That field of lotus flowers is gorgeous! Love your photos of it.

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  9. What lovely shots of the birds and blossoms.

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  10. Such beautiful flowers with their tender color. The birds are very cute, but I don't know what they are called. Crows seem to be everywhere in the world!

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  11. Those Lotus flowers are so pretty. How wonderful to have an entire field of them to photograph.
    Sweet little bird perched on the fence post.

    That was a cool shot of the crows and the car and of course the fence.

    I always enjoy your wonderful photos.

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  12. LOVE the field of pink blossoms!

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  13. Making the Good Fences blog run and I stopped by!

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  14. Such gorgeous flowers! Love the contrast of the two crows against all that pink! The fence is great. And I love the other bird...the name is on the tip of my tongue. Hope someone comes up with it.

    Thank you for your very sweet comments on my blog! I always enjoy reading what you have to say.

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  15. The paddy full of lotus flowers is really beautiful. Nice fence in the background. Crows are a bit intimidating but I love to see them. They are very intelligent.

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  16. Lovely birds, Orchid. I wonder if that mystery bird is some kind of tit? It looks like one, although most of them do not have white throats.
    ~

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  17. It's a beautiful little bird; I'm glad someone else could help you because I am lucky to be able to identify the birds I actually see (I love the way bloggers help each other out.) And crows are obviously the same no matter what country. Loud and fearless -- and yes a bit scary!

    The lotus blossoms are beautiful; such a great color. And I do so enjoy it when you share your childhood memories.

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  18. Lovely photos- you always find the beauty through your lens. Have a wonderful weekend!

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  19. Those flowers are beautifl. How pretty their pink color is! Love the photo of crows - they may be enjoying pretty flowers.
    And the last photo is amazing! Chasing tractor is one thing, but it's funny they are chasing the car :-)

    4月末に日本に一時帰国していました。やっと普段の生活リズムが戻ってきた感じです^^;

    Have a happy weekend, Miyako san!

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  20. What beautiful photos you have taken. Have a wonderful weekend.

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  21. Hello Miyako, thank you for linking up your beautiful birds and post. Have a happy weekend!

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  22. Lovely photos. I think you mystery bird is a Long-tailed Shrike.

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  23. Such a scenic view in the first photo. Love the collection of bird photos too - including the crow.

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  24. Hello dear Miyako, I love the view of the field full of lotus flowers. The birds are pretty. Big sunny hugs to you!

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  25. Such pretty country!! And such an added plus of the bird life in your area. Beautiful photos. That last one of the crows 'chasing' the car is funny.

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  26. Fantastic shots of the critters and flowers. Have a great week.

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