Post in white: blossom tree

“Hanami” is the centuries-old practice of picnicking under a blooming sakura.  The cherry blossom front moves northward up the archipelago with the approach of warmer weather. The blossoming begins in Okinawa in January and typically reaches Kyoto and Tokyo at the end of March or the beginning of April. It proceeds into areas at the higher altitudes and northward, arriving in Hokkaidō a…

Fieldfare

A fieldfare is the most colourful and widespread of thrush birds species in Russia. Fieldfare ©Marina Kudrya Fieldfares are social birds; they travel in large flocks and often nest on the same trees. Although they are migratory birds, males sometimes stay during the winter if there’s enough food (fieldfares feed on rowan during the cold months). During warmer months…