Thursday, April 7, 2016

Birds form close-by and Views from history;

*Birds found near my house*
This sweet Japanese Pygmy Woodpecker  was perching on the Cherry-tree close to my house.  Luckily found on our way back from shopping.  So agile that I could only take some photos :-) 

Taken before flew away, Surprised and Happy to see what I photographed♪

Eastern Buzzard Flying high in the sky same day.  At first, we thought he/she might be black-kite.  My husband wished to know for sure, through mail I could ask the Natural Park staff again(^_^)  

These Birdies were on the tree close to my house and on the block wall ♬♬♬
Eophona personata and Daurian redstart

Pale Thrush 

Dusky thrush

*Views from Shimonoseki-City*
        Replica of Choshu-Cannon at the time of  'First Sino-Japanese War'.  

Sculptures of 源義経 'minamoto no Yoshitne' and 平知盛 'taira no tomomori' from 12 century.  Yoshitune is famous for his 'Leaping of the Eight Ships.' '八艘飛び , hassoutobi'

 I was a bit out of shape 'just feeling weary' after busy schedule (^^;)     
Visit You Soon, Wishing you are having wonderful April*

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  1. Hello, Miyako! The sculptures are beautiful..I love the view of the bridge, a very pretty area. The birds are wonderful sightings and photos. The Pygmy Woodpecker is adorable. Wonderful post and photos. Happy Thursday, enjoy your day!

  2. adorable pygmy woodpecker! so cute! and i love the sculptures, too.

  3. Such cute birds! Some of them look very round :-) I see woodpeckers around here, too. They look a little different from Japanese Pygmy Woodpecker, but they sure are very agile!
    I love the sculptures. Such dynamic works of art! Looks great with the long bridge behind them.
    I'm sorry you'be been feeling weary. I hope you get a good rest and feel better. Have a lovely day, Miyako san :-)

  4. Your birds are all so sweet. How lucky you were to get photographs of them, it is very hard to do! Have a wonderful day!

  5. Such sweet bird shots.
    Great sculptures/fences.
    Enjoyed your post.

  6. beautiful birds and photos!

  7. Dearest Miyako,
    Wow, I'm really amazed at the beautiful bird variety you see right near your home! Great photos and yes, those birdies are very agile and don't pose for the camera...
    Great history and lovely sculptures.
    Enjoy your weekend and sending you hugs,

  8. Japanese Pygmy Woodpecker is so cute, Miyako!

  9. Dearest Miyako, i like all your bird photos, but especially the cute pigmy woodpecker, he is just adorable!
    The sculptures are amazing, the leaping Yoshitune looks like he is in motion. What a lovely sculpture park. Hugs from the PNW!

  10. Hello, Miyako, I wanted to stop back and say thank you for linking up your cute birds and post. Have a happy weekend!

  11. What a beautiful collection of photos. The ones of the birds are amazing. I very much enjoyed your post.

  12. Beautiful photos. Love the birds and especially the woodpecker.

  13. Thank you so much for stopping by to add your link for us birders at I'd Rather B Birdin' for us to enjoy your post Orchid!!

  14. Love to find great photos of birds. Some we have in Ky. and some not. I always try to pick out the ones I read about. We have a lot of birds about our feeders but I don't know them all. Mostly red Cardinals now.

  15. The sculptures are amazing! Love the little birds, especially that first one.

  16. Adorable birds...I especially loved the little woodpecker!

    and LivingFromHappiness

  17. You have wonderful birds around you.

  18. such cute birds and wonderful close up photos of them, you have so many birds near you.

  19. Hello Miyako, nice to see you back.
    The sculptures are stunning and that is the sweetest little woodpecker - wish we had it here in Canada.

  20. Beautiful shots!

  21. Dearest Miyako San!
    Sweet Japaness Pygmy wood pecher are natural parks,first Sino Japanese War,
    Chosho-cannon at the First Sino Japanese war.Yoshitune famous eight ships hassoutobi.
    Enjoy weekend!
    Have a nice day!

  22. It's really nice that you can email the Park staff for help with identifying the birds. I wish we could do that. You took wonderful bird pictures. And I very much enjoyed learning a little of Your country's history through the interesting buildings and sculptures.