嵐の後 after the storm

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68 thoughts on “嵐の後 after the storm

    • Hello Mr. Matti,

      Thank you very much! I am deeply encouraged by your warm words. I am happy you visited this family. They were very strong and brave, and survived a terrible storm. It gives me a deeper respect for nature.

      I wish you and your family a good day too!

  1. What a relief to find little family safe and intact, Takami. It must have made you very happy. It is heartbreaking to imagine how many animals are affected, if not killed, by these violent storms.
    I hope you and your dear ones are safe!

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  4. These are simply an awesome series of photos, Takami. The second one I think captures your title of this post perfectly ~ an apprehensive momma with her little one by her side. Very happy to see and hear both you and the grebe family made it through Hagibis. Wishing you a great weekend, and continue to take care (and take great photos 🙂 )

    • Hello Randall,
      Thank you so much for stopping by and spending some time with this little grebe family. Honestly I don’t know how they managed to survive Hagibis, but am so glad they did. These birds are so tiny (even adults only grow to about 26 centimeters in length) but they are one tough bird! 🙂

    • Thank you Simone!
      Yes, it is as you say – I too often think of our wild neighbors who must survive under extreme conditions.
      It is why seeing this “little grebe family” touched me. They are such tiny birds, but they survived the worst storms together.
      Thank you again, for loving these birds 🙂

    • Hello Brian,
      Thank you very much!
      As you know, wildlife is quite resilient and this particular Little Grebe family was especially so!

      This family went through many “trials of life” during the nest incubation period…
      (1) Their nest was on the verge of sinking into the pond, and the chicks were born at this vulnerable time.
      (2) Just 2-3 days after hatching, a major typhoon (Hagibis) struck the country on 12 October, it was one of the worst typhoons in recent years.
      (3) Despite these odds, both parents and both chicks managed to survive!
      When I got a glimpse of them 2 days after the storm, I almost cried from pure relief 🙂

      So, thank you so much again, for spending a few moments with this special family.

      Best wishes,
      Takami

    • Hello Donna,
      Thank you for your comment!

      This particular Little Grebe family went through many trials during the past few weeks…

      (1) Their nest was on the verge of sinking into the pond, and the chicks were born at this vulnerable time.
      (2) Just 2-3 days after hatching, a major typhoon (Hagibis) struck the country on Oct 12, it was one of the worst typhoons in a long time.
      (3) Despite all these odds, both parents and both chicks managed to survive!
      When I got a glimpse of them 2 days after the storm, I almost cried from pure relief 🙂

      So, thank you so much again, for spending a few moments with this special family ❤

      Best wishes,
      Takami

      • Oh my goodness, Takami! Bless their little hearts, I am astonished time and again how resilient such helpless creatures can be during vulnerable times. We both know first hand on the joy and relief felt when something’s gone awry that in any way effects our ‘families’. I’ll continue to hope they carry on with their growth and stay safe from harm. 🙏

        • I’m so glad you understand ❤
          I also hope they will continue to carry on and thrive despite the cooler weather. If they could make it through the typhoon, I believe they can also make it through the next few weeks. I hope to visit them again soon 🙂

    • Hello Carol,
      Thank you very much for this comment.
      As you say, wildlife is resilient and this particular Little Grebe family was especially so…

      This family went through many trials during the nest incubation period…
      (1) Their nest was on the verge of sinking, and the chicks were born at this vulnerable time.
      (2) Just 2-3 days after hatching, a major typhoon (Hagibis) struck the country, it was one of the worst typhoons in a long time.
      (3) Despite all these odds, both parents and both chicks managed to survive!
      When I got a glimpse of them 2 days after the storm, I almost cried from pure relief 🙂

      So, thank you so much again, for spending a few moments with this special family.

      Best wishes,
      Takami

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