27 OKU-DAISEN

2013.11.12

The observation of Tottori's prefectural bird, Mandarin Ducks

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At the Hino River running through Hino-cho, Tottori Prefecture, hundreds of Mandarin ducks spend their winter from November to March every year. At its peak, visitors can enjoy watching nearly 1,000 pairs of Mandarin ducks showing their brightly colored adornments from the observation hut located in Neu, Hino-cho, while local volunteers educate visitors with a detailed explanation about Mandarin duck's unique ecology, characteristics and behaviors in a careful and thoughtful manner.

As implied by the word, a couple of lovebirds, which refers to a male and female of Mandarin ducks, represents how a couple of Mandarin ducks spend most of their time together harmoniously. Your relationship or marriage might get better when you visit with your significant other and your mind will be soothed with the beautiful appearance of Mandarin ducks.

Location: Neu, Hino-cho, Hino-gun, Tottori Prefecture (Approx. 30 minutes by car from Kyukamura OKU-DAISEN)
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鳥取県の県鳥「オシドリ」の観察

鳥取県日野町を流れる日野川には、毎年11月から3月にかけて沢山のオシドリが飛来します。日野町の根雨(ねう)にある観察小屋からは、多い時には約1,000羽の色鮮やかな姿を見ることができる他、地元ボランティアの方がオシドリの生態や特徴、行動などを、詳しく丁寧に説明してくれます。「オシドリ夫婦」という言葉がありますが、これはオシドリの雄雌が、ほとんどの行動を共にする習慣から仲のいい夫婦を示す言葉になったそうです。カップルやご夫婦で観察に訪れれば、二人の仲も円満!?心癒される時間になるでしょう。

場所:鳥取県日野郡日野町根雨(休暇村奥大山より車で30分)