A week has passed since I went to Hyoko. It was very disappointing to find it has been closed since December because of Bird Flu. Bird Flu was found in Niigata at the end of November. I think it is just a precautionary. Many birds were out there, I just couldn't enter and maybe it is safer to stay away.

It is sad for the birds because I'm sure they miss the free handouts provided by visitors. I read that a lot of poultry had been destroyed. Let's hope it is no longer around.

Great White Egret

Tundra Swan

Rock Dove

Black-eared Kite