Local wildlife

Hi there! We will open AES again from next week, but will do all the lessons online. Looking forward to seeing everyone again!
While we have been closed and the kids have been off school, we have been going on lots of bike rides. Obviously at the moment we can’t go to crowded places, so we have been going to places off the beaten track.

The kids need the exercise!
We have seen so much wildlife too.

Here are some of the other animals we have seen whilst we have been out and about on our bikes.

Anaguma (Japanese badger)
We saw one on March 16th 2020
Grey Pelican
We saw one on March 17th 2020
Arisui (Japanese woodpecker)
We saw one on March 17th 2020
Hakubishin (Masked Palm Civet)
I often see these near my house. But have never found their nest until now.
The nest in this tree was huge! It was a couple of meters across, and the branches had claw marks on them. We concluded that this must be a Hakubishin nest.
We saw a hawk on March 18th 2020
We saw a wild board for the first time ever on March 18th 2020.
Then the next day we saw a raccoon dog.
On March 19th we saw a kestrel. It was amazing as it was hunting just a few meters away from us.
We see Pheasant almost everyday when we are out and about.
It was my first time seeing a weasel (Itachi) in Sodegaura.
The kids have become much more interested in the local wildlife, and have learnt their way around a bit more too!
It’s a good time of year to be outside!

Anyway, that’s all for now. Hope you all stay safe,

Eddie

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