Saturday, May 2, 2015

Visit to Nature Observation Park;

(I've change the header with really unmatched one for newer post; I especially feel so sorry for the friends coming from the previous post's links.) 

*Kirara-Hama Nature Observation Park*
On 29th, we visited  this Nature Observation Park located about half an hour drive away from home. Originally, this was the reclaimed land for farming but had been left unused.  This park was opened in 2001 by using the land.  My husband heard that we can see butterflies in the reed-field and wished to visit this place. Although we could see only a few butterflies and birds this time, we'll visit here again to see more of them.
Four-spotted Skimmer and Common skimmer (female)

And Birds;  Black Coot.  Little Grebe.  Duck






*Entrance and the Building for observation & event*
Kids were playing with  Takeuma and Otedama (←link to my post of 2011)

PS:  Four-spotted Skimmer really looks like Libellula angelina which we thought we found p:-)  Libellula angelina is called 'Tortoise Shell Dragonfly' in Japanese.  There are little differences for them, for example the black spots of  'four-spotted' are smaller.


Linking this post to "Saturday's critters", "MosaicMonday", 


Thank you very much for stopping by; I always appreciate your sweet visits;

25 comments:

  1. What a fabulous place to visit. Great shots of theSkimmers and birds. Have a lovely wekend.

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  2. Beautiful macro-shots, all pictures a very interesing !
    A good post, indeed !
    Greetings from Germany, i come visiting you from Saturdays-Critters
    Have a nice weekend
    Jutta

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  3. Hello Miyako, Awesome captures of the pretty skimmers.. And I love the birds, the Coots, Ducks and the Grebe is adorable.. Wonderful post and photos.. And your header is lovely..Thank you for linking up and sharing your post. Have a happy weekend!

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  4. I love the ducks not so different like here ....

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  5. Great shots! That is a very nice place!

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  6. The ducks in the water are always interesting, Miyako, and I do like your little heart around the red-headed one. Looks like a great place to visit. Hugs from Texas.

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  7. wonderful dragonfly shots! and a very handsome duck and little grebe!

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  8. Beautiful photos, dear Miyako! I love the gorgeous dragonflies. Big hugs from Finland!

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  9. Beautiful dragonfly macros.

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  10. What a fancy observaton deck to view the birds. I like your bird photos, especially the darling grebes. Ducks are always so cute, too. The dragonfly photos are great, and the identification information. Hugs from the PNW, dear Miyako!

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  11. Lovely dragonflies...I can't wait until I can try chasing them in the lake in W.V.
    ~

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  12. Hi Miyako san. This is such a beautiful park. Great place to enjoy real nature!
    Takeuma is very natsukashii! I used to love it when I was a kid. It's great to see kids still playing with it :-)

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  13. A very lovely park and wonderful photos!:)

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  14. looks like a great place to spend the day, your images are lovely and your mosaics are too.

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  15. Wow!!! Wonderful capture of the skimmers. They are really beautiful!!! Have a grand week!

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  16. I think you've found a wildlife paradise at the Nature Observation Park Miyako. Skimmers are a great photography subject for me too but they're so hard to tell apart.
    Thanks for linking to Mosaic Monday.

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  17. Love to look at the dragonfly-photos. A very lovely landscape too.

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  18. How nice to see farm land reclaimed for nature...lovely spot.

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  19. Hello Miyako, the park looks a very restful place to visit. I love your photos, especially of the Skimmers :D)

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  20. Miyako, this is a wonderful place. How lucky you are to have it so close to home. And your photography gets better with each post; you are so talented!

    I look forward to every visit.

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  21. Terrific dragonfly shots, and great water birds!

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  22. Hello Miyako. I hope you are well. What a wonderful place to visit to see nature. Those are amazing macro photos of the dragonflies. I can't wait to see some here. I also love the birds. It is so nice to be in springtime.. Michelle

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