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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…

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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.

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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:

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

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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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