Wednesday, July 6, 2016

Sparrows and Shellfish digging etc;

*Many Sparrows were having rice*
While driving for errand, we found many sparrows were having lunch offered rice by (probably) neighbor.  I thought I might as well taking video :-p)

flying back and forth from the road to the tree;
I forgot the wider picture where they were.
When we went there on our way back, they were all gone.

*Shellfish Digging* (this part posted; Japanese meal page) 
On a same day way back home, we spotted some people were digging shellfish. The shellfish is Cyrenidae Graywe call it 'シジミ, shijimi'. 
This particular shellfish said to have the medicinal effect of enhancing the liver function and live in the brackish waters (of an estuary). I knew they live in the area 'estuary' which has water that has more salinity than fresh water. My husband proudly taught me the area is called '汽水域, kisuiiki' in Japanese :-)

With this shellfish, we normally cook miso-soup. I had urge to eat bowl of conger eel and rice. Believe me, they are yummy.

*And for the flower link* 
The white one I found at the roadside which I couldn't find name. And gifted picture 
of our friend 'hellebore', we call it 'Christmas rose' ♪

I DO hope you are having a wonderful week;  See You Soon, friends;

ps; Reading Dearest Theresa's comment, I checked with pc.
found these (A. B) pages.  Please refer to them. Thank you, Theresa♪

Linking this post to, "Outdoor Wednesday", "GoodFences", "Floral Friday Fotos"


  1. i hope the rice was cooked. i've heard that birds can suffer death from eating uncooked rice that later expands in their crop and digestive system.

    the shellfish sounds good! beautiful blooms. :)

  2. Good morning Miyako what a wonderful set of photos again, and it's always such a treat to learn about your lovely birds and traditions. Enjoy your day, and moments out and about nature! You have such a lovely place to live!

  3. Such cute sparrows! They look chubby - they must get plenty of food around there :-)
    It's so lovely to see people digging shellfish. When I was a child, my parents took us to a beach to do shellfish digging. It was so much fun!
    I've never been a fan of eel, but I did like eating rice with eel sauce :-) Have a wonderful day, Miyako san xoxo

  4. I, too, had heard of birds dying from uncooked rice. That would be a sad thing.

  5. Love sparrows but the last years here in Holland we see not so more of them

  6. Hello Miyako, the sparrows are so cute. Great captures. It is neat seeing the people digging for the shellfish! The flowers are beautiful. Great post. Happy Thursday, enjoy your day!

  7. I lved the video clip of the Tree Sparrows and birds do love unsalted cooked rice.

  8. Miyako, here I am again. Beautiful sparrows. The movie is cute. Here we have sparrows too and it are such nice birds. Their sound we call: tjilpen. (they are saying: tjilp, thilp).

    Your shellfish are similar to mussels? I wish you both a good weekend. Greetings from The Netherlands to Japan :)

  9. Pretty flowers and yummy looking dishes. You can have the eel, but I'd love some miso soup. I'm not sure my knees could take digging for clams but it might be fun rooting around in the sand.

  10. Very interesting post. I enjoyed seeing the people looking for the clams/muscles. I don't like shellfish much though to eat. Cute little birds.

  11. Dearest Miyako,
    Wow, without having a wedding, where they throw rice, you could take pictures of these happy birds eating rice! It is harmless and of course in the fields they can eat it too.
    Oh and your dinner with the shellfish and a bowl of conger eel with rice made me mouth water!
    Guess your white flowers are the Crinum asiaticum or Giant Spider lily.
    Sending you hugs and wishing for a happy weekend.

  12. That Christmas Rose is such a deep, beautiful burgundy color.

    The unknown flower is very pretty too. A spider flower...gosh, I cannot think of the name right now.

    Of course, love the sparrows.

    I'm here visiting from Denise's Today's Flowers!!

  13. Sweet little sparrows! I feed them in the backyard in Washington, D.C., too.

  14. Intriguing post. So lovely to see the little sparrows. I'm afraid they seem to be diminishing in my peninsula world.

  15. Hello, Miyako! I just wanted to stop back and say thank you for linking up and sharing your post. Your sparrow photos are so cute. Happy Saturday, enjoy your weekend!

  16. Happy to found your blogsite, I enjoyed this Post. At last I saw in cinema Greetings from Fukushima, from a German Regisseur. It was very interesting for me!

  17. Delightful photos of the little sparrows ~ not sure about eating eels though ~

    Happy Weekend to you ~ ^_^

  18. Hallo Miyako,
    your dinner with the shellfish and a bowl of conger eel with rice made me mouth water!
    Your sparrow photos are so beautiful.
    Gruß, Anette

  19. Lovely sparrows and flowers! lovely pictures! have a great new week!

  20. Thank you kindly for sharing this at I'd Rather B Birdin' for us birders to appreciate!! Your post was just as enjoyable the 2nd time I visit with you.

  21. A lovely collection of photos. Hope you enjoyed your meal.

  22. The shellfish look like what we call mussels -- maybe the same, because we live near the same ocean after all ;D)) ... they are really really good.

    i enjoyed the stills and the moving picture of the the busy happy sparrows...and the beautiful flowers as well.

  23. I've never had any eel congee. How different is the Japanese congee to Chinese congee?

  24. Lovely sparrows, flowers. Beautiful clicks.

  25. So many beautiful photos, but I love the little brown sparrows best. One seems larger than the others, so perhaps the smaller ones were just born this year.
    Alberta, Canada

  26. Thanks for taking part in the Floral Friday Fotos meme. I hope to see more of your work soon.

  27. Hello dear Miyako from sunny New York. We have those sparrows here too and they do visit my bird feeders. How nice to live so close that you can collect fresh shellfish... Happy Weekend....Michelle