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Cats & Birds

June 27th, 2005

Went out looking for birds today, and though I found quite a few, they were all the same species: the Great Tit. So it wasn’t the best of birdwatching days, but I did get some good shots, and when I visited the Tama Cemetery, found a few photogenic cats. Apparently, the cats like the area for the same reason the birdwatchers do, but obviously with different intentions!

The first cat was taking a nice, sprawling nap right smack atop a family grave marker. Cats don’t much mind where they are when it comes to resting. I’m not sure if the Yoshida family would mind…


All four photos today, by the way, come with larger versions; just click on any of the images to get the 1000-pixel-wide enlargement.

This particular Tom was hanging about with a very pretty Calico, which was a lot more approachable.


As for the birds, it looks like this is the time for the immature chicks to break out and follow the folks around. Here’s a pair of still-immature Greats in a tree off of the Tama River:


And here are three immature Greats enjoying the bath at Sengenyama Park:


While the 1000-pixel version is good, I like the non-reduced 1500-pixel version even better.

So as I said, not a good day for variety, but some very good shots came from it.

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  1. YouKnowWho
    June 27th, 2005 at 06:17 | #1

    I like it when you put pictures of other animals in w/ the bird shots, to add to the variety.

    How much detail can you get with a tripod and a bird very close to the camera?

  2. BlogD
    June 27th, 2005 at 12:25 | #2

    Check this out to find the answer:

    Up-Close and Personal with a Tree Sparrow

    You might also want to check out the categories for “Bridwatching in Japan” and “Photo Stories.”

  3. Kenzo
    June 30th, 2005 at 06:06 | #3

    Wow! They are so nice and very cute, aren’t they, Mr.Poza?!

  4. Miko
    July 2nd, 2005 at 20:59 | #4

    Yes, they are very cute indeed. What gorgeous pics!

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