|Koajisashi over the Tamagawa|
|Kosagi under the Futakotamagawa eki tracks.|
The ubiquitous karugamo (spot-billed duck).
And a bird that more easily heard than seen--its constant peeoh-peeoh-peeoh-peeohing like a electric alarm clock with no snooze alarm--the kochidori (little ringed plover).
I headed back to the northwest. Here was well trod parkland with joggers and dog walkers and later, large lawn mowers. A grassland environment.
Here's a taste:
Utter relentless brilliance, particularly as they did the signature skylark move and sang while fluttering about high in the air.
And what's that in the clover?
Then back along the riverside I came across something familiar yet different.
And then the battery on the camera died. So I missed shots of the ooyoshikiri (oriental reed warbler)
(though here is a little taste of ooyoshikiri vocalization--with kochidori peeping in the background)
and female mozu (bull-headed shrike) I encountered on the rest of the walk.