ー英会話講師の英語日記ー 札幌英会話スクールSTEP UP（札幌駅、大通駅徒歩５分）
When I was growing up in Los Angeles, I was lucky to get to see a lot of different kinds of birds. Sapporo has a lot of kinds of birds, too, but I think that L.A. actually has more bird variety even in the urban areas. I often see only crows, pigeons, ducks, and sparrows here. Of course I also see seagulls, starlings, tits, and woodpeckers, but not very often.
In L.A. I grew up seeing crows, pigeons, ducks, seagulls, and sparrows, but also geese (both the Canada goose and the common white goose), parrots, falcons, scrub jays, mockingbirds, hummingbirds, mourning doves, owls, coots, hawks, swallows, pelicans, and sometimes starlings, finches, blackbirds, and even ravens.
Los Angeles is a huge city, and generally doesn’t have as much green space as Sapporo does, but looking back on my childhood there, I have realized that I was lucky to live in a place with such a wide variety of birds to watch. In the future, I hope I can do more bird watching in other parts of Hokkaido.