Saturday, December 26, 2015

Thank you so much for your kindness this year;

*First "Black Kite" with unsatisfied pictures*
While coming home from errand this week, I found this "Black Kite" perching on the electric wire. At first, I thought I might make use of the yellow local train I saw. And then right after train passed, this first kind bird for me came into my eyes. As you can see from my third picture, it was really far away; So Sorry for my bad pictures.  My husband was smiling with my excitement saying they were kind of easy to find ones when he was young.  

*News about "Oriental Stork"  from local river*
From local TV news on 13th this month, I learned a lady in our city found this bird, which said to bring happiness.  They flew to the downstream of the Koto-river (very close to my house) and having lunch leisurely in the rice paddy.  This is the article about the news (sorry this is in Japanese) which I found on pc next day. You might guess how I wished I could see them(^^;)   They sure look like cranes ♪

Linking this post to, "id-rather-b birdin""MosaicMonday","WATW" 

Thank you SO much for your kindness and thoughtful comments this year ♡♡♡ 
And hoping your next year will be filled with happiness, Dear friends!

My next post will be around new year or later. I was busy these days; year-end cleaning etc :-)  We'll make rice cake (mochi 餅 and飾り餅 for new year) tomorrow.  As I have no visitors year end new year, I PROMISE to return your visits☆☆☆ 


  1. Hello Miyako, congrats on these awesome sightings. Both the BLack Kite and the Oriental Stork are beautiful looking birds. I enjoyed this post and your photos. Have a happy weekend.

    I appreciate all you visits and comments on my blog throughout the past year. I wish you all the best in 2016, Happy New Year!

  2. Dearest Miyako,
    What a chance for seeing this kite and the yellow train!
    Guess your husband is right, back when we were young, nature didn't seem to be as disturbed as it is now.
    Birds have less of their natural habitat left and so do other animals.
    Love that Oriental stork news. Always a marvel if you can witness such beauty nearby.
    Sending you hugs for the special last Sunday of 2015.
    I've spent so many hours in frustration as my Feedburner is not working. It only shows a post from over 6 days ago... So I will quit for a while.
    Blessings to both of you and relax.

  3. What a cute birdie! You captured from so far away, I'm amazed the photos are so clear despite the distance! Love the yellow train...kind of gives me retro feeling :-)
    Thank you so much for your friendship again this year, Miyako san. I always enjoy your lovely posts and sweet comments. I wish you and your loved ones a very happy new year to come xoxo

  4. I thought the bird pictures looked like paintings, very nice.
    I hope you have a lovely New Year and wish you and your husband all the best for 2016.


  5. Great shots and observations!

    Thank you of being a blog friend and all the best for you and your husband in 2016!

  6. Hi, my friend! I do hope you have a good Year-end, a happy time.
    Both types of bird you saw are amazing...the black kites are similar to our red kites, I think, (though it would be interesting to see their tails, to be completely sure) and I have seen those Oriental storks on a wonderful TV program called Wild China. they are so elegant and do a funny up-and-down dance sometimes.
    I truly hope they bring you and your husband much happiness!
    PS I have not written anything on my blog for ages,sorry!

  7. Miyako, you always make the prettiest pictures on your blog. Hope you have a lovely celebration and best wishes in 2016!

  8. congrats on the kite setting! lovely!

  9. Congratulations on the first time sighting of the Black Kite, a beautiful bird. I wish I could see it too! Maybe you will see the storks too someday. Happy New Year to you and your husband.

  10. What a lovely sight to see the Black Kite, and then the story about the happiness cranes! Wishing you Happy New Year!

  11. Your photos of the black kite are fine Miyako, this is my story trying to capture hawks in my area - too far away or fly off before my camera is ready. :-)
    Interesting about the storks and very newsworthy!
    Thank you for participating in Mosaic Monday and sharing your beautiful country.

  12. Those storks are fabulous looking birds. I adore what you did with that first picture of the Black Kite.

  13. Yes, very much enjoy your collage addition to the first Black Kite shot - it looks like a good photo to me !

  14. Fabulous close-ups of the kite! Your yellow train looks like our blue electric train'!

  15. Your bird photos are so cute, the hawk and the ruffly storks with the black tail feathers. It's great to have these birds where you can get close enough to photograph them. I enjoyed your header art, I'm puzzling why the clock numbers go counter-clockwise, is that how the Japanese clock is made? I've enjoyed reading your blog this year too, dearest Miyako, and all the insights you have provided into the Japanese culture and lifestyle. Have a Happy New Year, though maybe you celebrate a different new year? Hugs from the PNW, Hannah.

  16. Dearest Orchid, I love these photos of the always find the most interesting things to share.
    Thank you very much for coming to visit thru 2015...I so love your visits.
    May the new year bring many more blessings to you and to those you love so much.
    xoxoxo bj

  17. Seeing a bird that brings happiness sounds like a great sight before New Year's.

  18. So BEAUTIFUL is the Black Kite! I love the images that you shared of them as well as others that I have had pleasure to see. I shared a Mississippi Kite on my blog year ending post as well. It was my first to see a Kite. I want to wish you a very Happy New Year~

  19. Awesome photos of the birds. Happy New Year.

  20. I have really enjoyed your blog this year...all your wonderful posts of your world, and your sweet comments on my posts! Hope the new year brings much joy and that it is a productive, beautiful year! Loved the kite photos and the Oriental Stork photo is great too....seems like it might be a crane, but just given a different name. Hope it brings you luck! :-) All my best--Marie

  21. I understand your excitement!
    Happy New Year!

  22. Hello dear Miyako, The kite is a very handsome bird. I wish you and your husband a wonderful and happy new year!

  23. Thank you so much for sharing your beautiful images!
    I have never seen a Black Kite and would love to someday. I will be going out in a few minutes to try and get a picture of one of our locally rare birds, a relative of your Black Kite, the Snail Kite. I hope he cooperates!

    Happy New Year!
    Wally - Florida, USA

  24. I certainly LOVED visiting here as always. Those cranes are absolutely amazing!!!

    Thanks for sharing the link while I was on holiday blogging hiatus. Hope to see you link up again often during 2016. Your photo contributions are always valued!!