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


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