Thursday, December 31, 2020
Wet and Cold Winter Weather
Wednesday, December 23, 2020
Tuesday, December 15, 2020
Tuesday, December 8, 2020
Some Bird Shots
Thursday, December 3, 2020
Out for a quick four-hour walk in the wind and rain, this was one image I decided to save.
Normally, the dog and I would be out for five hours or longer in better weather.
Lots of time was spent getting shelter from the cold drizzle, beneath a highway overpass.
The ducks (Northern Shovelers) hangout in wetlands, sucking what they eat from the water.
Sometimes a flooded field and other times, this canal they're seen taking flight from.
They migrate here for the winter months and I photograph them almost daily.
It's lots more fun, taking long walks on sunny days with blue skies.
But, any time spent outdoors beats sitting around stuck indoors, on a day in December.
What do you do for excitement on foul-weather days?
Tuesday, December 1, 2020
Wednesday, November 25, 2020
Wednesday, November 18, 2020
Photographed Today with Pentax 560 MM Lens
Tuesday, November 17, 2020
Tuesday, November 10, 2020
Sunday, November 1, 2020
A Juicy Ghost Story in the Making
Research continues on Okinawan Folklore with some ghosts.
Saturday, October 31, 2020
Second Full Moon This Month - A Blue Moon
Friday, October 9, 2020
Spotted Today in Kin Town
They've been on the island for a few days now but, this morning was the first time I saw one.
It's always nice to see these characters, they are raptors and eat bugs, snakes, and mice.
It would really be cool to see one grab a mongoose and fly off with it. Not gonna happen.
Crows don't appreciate these birds coming to vacation for the winter.
This one hopped around on the wire, yelling at the guest about being here.
The buzzard just stared at him like, "How'd you like your face shredded, knucklehead?"
The crow finished his little speech and flew off to be a nuisance somewhere else.
Tuesday, October 6, 2020
Supposed to Be Nocturnal
They're Fruit Bats
Thursday, October 1, 2020
Another Full Moon Will Appear on Halloween
Wednesday, September 30, 2020
Some Fast Moving Birds
Wednesday, September 23, 2020
Wednesday, September 9, 2020
Active at Night and When It's Raining
Not Really a Turtle Expert
Some images were uploaded to iNaturalist and, I reported sighting a Yellow Pond Turtle.
Some experts over there confirmed my observation by giving it a Research Grade.
After being such a good model, I thought the turtle deserved some sort of reward.
So, I released it in some natural environment, distant from that dangerous road.
Far enough away that it probably won't have to breed with any immediate family members!
Just in case you didn't know the difference between amphibians and reptiles.
Sunday, September 6, 2020
What Should We Call Them?
Another Island - More Women in White Robes
Noro or Nuru, would be the terminology a local would consider these women to be.
"Noro (祝女, sometimes 神女 or 巫女) (Okinawan: ヌール nuuru) are priestesses of the Ryukyuan religion at Utaki. They have existed since at least the beginning of the Gusuku Period (late 12th century) and continue to perform rituals even today. They are distinct from yuta [ja] (psychics), but are classified as kaminchu ("godly people")."