カモの季節 / Season of ducks
Autumn is deepening. In the lowlands, there are not even autumn leaves yet, but the number of ducks is increasing.
A flock gathered in the river. A mixture of various kinds of ducks. Northern Pintails, Mallards, Eurasian Wigeons, and Baikal Teals.
A utility pole and sparrows.
A sparrow on a utility pole.
On that day, I went birding with Mr. S. who approached me at a certain park. I soon found out that he was a veteran birder with a wide range of knowledge, and he was very friendly and taught me many things. I met up with Mr. S many times in the days to come, and thankfully, he added me as a fellow birder.
I went to see a flock of Baikal Teals at that time. They flew very close to me. There was also a Northern Pintail in the group.
On the way back to home, I saw a large group of cormorants at the mouth of the river. It seemed to be what is known as “cormorant fishing. Unfortunately, the sight of them on the water was not very picturesque.