Wednesday, November 25, 2020
Wednesday, November 18, 2020
Photographed Today with Pentax 560 MM Lens
There won't be a review of this new lens until it's been fully evaluated.
Lately, I've been backpacking the monster each morning, as I do my 10,000 daily steps.
Plenty of ducks migrate to Okinawa for winter. They were sort of avoiding me today.
All of a sudden, two strange-looking birds flew overhead and I wasn't sure what they were.
Here's a favorite image of one I used to get an identification. I'm not exactly a bird expert.
So, I wind up jumping through all sorts of Internet hoops, to get you this information.
English Name: Great Cormorant
Scientific Name: Phalacrocorax carbo
Japanese Name: Kawa-u (カワウ)
More of these birds may be seen in this 2012 post from the other side of this island.
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.
Last month, we tried our best to get you a goosebumpy local legend and photos to go with it.
Things don't always turn out the way I want them to so, something else creepy will have to do.
Before sunup this morning I walked along the east coast, looked towards the west, and saw this.
The full moon was going down behind some vegetation lining a hillside behind me.
It's not really creepy, to me but, it could give someone the shivers.
It was going on 8 AM when this gnarly character stuck his big foot on top of the water.
If that big paw and red-eye don't give ya the creeps, you'll just have to wait.
Maybe, before next Halloween, we'll have a real ghost story to share with you.
For those interested in birds, this one's nomenclature would be: Eurasian Coot.
Scientific Name: Fulica atra