Nesting in Izukogen


birds in izukogen.jpgTwo months ago, I spent some time in Japan and visited a terrific ryokan in Izu, Japan.
A number of us went on the trip, but a couple there who were camera fanatics just sent news this week to me that they eloped and got married in Japan.
They took this quite interesting pic of baby swallows in a nest just outside a little convenience store door in the Izukogen train station. I was there and asked them to take the shot — while the mama swallow kept diving at us.
What is it with birds and where they choose to build their nests?
Congrats to my friends on their marriage and thanks for this great picture.
For Japan watchers, I will be back in Tokyo from August 17 – August 20.
— Steve Clemons


3 comments on “Nesting in Izukogen

  1. David says:

    It’s that indomitable spirit and the insistence on the part of some species of birds not to be dispossed by human “progress.”


  2. Bart says:

    “What is it with birds…?”
    Here in central Virginia the mourning doves insist on nesting within just a few feet of the ground, where black snakes and racoons find easy meals. Flycatchers nest under the eaves of our back deck and this year chose a spot only a couple of feet from our heavily used back door.


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