初夏のアリア springtime aria

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38 thoughts on “初夏のアリア springtime aria

  1. Oh Takami, it is a Reed warbler! They are too shy for me to catch 🙂 But I have seen one this summer, and took a picture from a distance. Not good enough to publish, just to keep as a memory 🙂 Excellent capture! ❤

    • Hello Inese,
      Yes indeed, it is a greed Reed warbler! It is as you say, they are extremely shy and very good at hiding (even when their voices are quite boisterous!). I am so happy you could see a reed warbler too – they really are amazing birds 🙂

  2. Hello Takami.

    Spring is wonderful time. Then birds sing everywhere and their concert is a great joy for ears. Your photo is so good that I nearly heard it singing. Thank you.

    Have a god day!

    • Hello Matti-san
      Thank you for your kind words. Despite the somber situation that we humans face, our bird friends continue to live their daily lives as usual. It gives hope during these challenging times. And, their “song” is quite loud too 🙂
      Our best wishes to you and your family.

    • Hello Atreyee,
      Thank you so much for your visit and comment!
      Despite the global situation, our bird friends continue to live life as usual. It can be uplifting when things seem unbearable. Wishing you all the best – as always 🙂

    • Hello Jolandi,
      Thank you so much for your visit and comment. It means a lot to me.
      Given the current situation and events happening all over the world, I sometimes wonder if it’s worth continuing with photography… But comments like yours encourage me to keep up with it – thank you.

  3. Love the light in the picture Takami, Spring returns the light after the darkness of Winter, and your photo captures it, as the little bird drinks in the warm sun. This photo speaks to me of the next stage after the winter passes and we move forward into a new season of life, a bright new beginning, of hope and creativity.

    • Thank you Ashley, for your visit and comment!

      The great reed warblers continue to wake us up with their boisterous “chorus” each morning. This fellow in particular did seem to enjoy the late afternoon sun while he showed off his warbling skills 🙂

      Yes, I had hoped to convey a feeling of hope (especially given the current situation) with this image and very glad if you felt the same.

      I just sent you an email – your wonderful bird book arrived safely! 😀

    • Thank you Carol❤️
      The great reed warbler (despite its name) is quite tiny and blends in almost perfectly with his/her surroundings. In Spring, the males like to “serenade” the ladies with their bright orange beaks wide open — and quite a…ahem…boisterous “song.” 😀

      This fellow was especially intense, I could not help but smile. I am always grateful to our surrounding wildlife for uplifting our spirits when most needed.

      Wishing you and all your loved ones a safe and blessed week ahead.

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