Hitsujiya Cafe, Hotaka, Azumino, Nagano, Japan

Hitsujiya Cafe, Hotaka, Azumino, Nagano, Japan

Visiting my friends in Azumino, Nagano, lead me to a special cafe called Hitsujiya. Being situated just across the Hotaka Station, it’a a place where you want to relax having a cup of coffee after a long train ride from Tokyo….

Dusky Thrush eating persimmon fruits

Dusky Thrush eating persimmon fruits

Generally I see Dusky Thrushes feeding on the ground, but this time I saw one eating persimmon fruits while I and my friends were visiting an onsen in Fuji-cho, Saga. I believe this thrush was full and happy because it almost…

Black-faced Spoonbill’s behaviours

Black-faced Spoonbill’s behaviours

Black-faced Spoonbill (BFS) are very interesting. Normally they look for foods in tidal flats. Sometimes BFS hunt in group but they also hunt alone. To view more photos, visit my Flickr album: Black-faced Spoonbill actions

Northern Lapwing

Northern Lapwing

Since I was in Borneo, I really wanted to see this bird because it is the most beautiful shorebird for me. Now I have seen them in the RoK and Japan. Yet they are very cautious bird and I only managed…

Azumino trip

Azumino trip

This is my first trip to Azumino, Nagano, Japan. I stayed in my friend’s traditional Japanese house which he was transforming into his residential house and bakery. I really enjoyed the stay and I had the opportunity to explore the…