大磯のアオバト / Japanese Green Pigeons in Oiso
Due to the lack of familiarity with the land and indeed the heat, I was not able to move at all in August. It is still hot, but I would like to resume my activities.
When I came to the Kanto region, I really wanted to see the Japanese Green Pigeons in Oiso, Kanagawa Prefecture. The pigeons, which are usually hard to find even in the mountains, come down to this rocky area in groups from neighboring mountains in search of salt water. I am sure there are plenty of other places where they can drink seawater, but I don’t know why this place is so good. I considered the possibility of moving along the mountain, but there are plenty of places where the mountains close in to the sea.
Since I could not use a car, I would have to rely on public transportation. I arrived at the site on the first train, but there was already a huge line of cannons lined up and I was almost at the bottom of the line.
In the series of photos, it appears to be floating or popping out of nowhere after being swept away by the waves. They may be risking their lives.