Wingless Desire


Kokubunji, Tokyo, Japan


What Am I?


I am not very good at bird identification, so I am asking the WordPress community to help me out.  I snapped the above image in Tachikawa (Japan) yesterday.  I see them often in Yamanashi Prefecture, where I live, as well.  Any ideas?


Update: Since making this post, I have learned that the bird in question is a Japanese wagtail.

Swallowing Serenade



Their songs were sung without a care
for those who slumbered soundly there.

This morning, I was happy to be awoken by the cheerful songs of some little barn swallows.
Kofu, Japan 
July, 15th, 2017