A male Daurian Redstart on the river near my flat this morning.
It's been very cold the last couple of days, the mild weather lasted only a few hours and melted all the slush which of course then refroze meaning it's very tricky to walk around town even with my spikes strapped on to my boots.
Not many birds around. I looked for the Pallas Rosefinch yesterday but the park has been engulfed in yet more pointless construction work. They're even doing something on the river too. When I see groups of men in grey overalls and white hardhats appear I know 2 things will happen.
1. Lots of noise.
2. Lots of public money wasted.
Still no Waxwings. In 7 of the last 8 winters they've visited Hakodate and on 6 of those occasions they appeared in the 3rd or 4th week of January...................so they may arrive next week I guess.
Liverpool beat Spurs, I was surprised by that...............
'Gary Neville is a boot-licking moron!' Haha! Carlos Tevez may not understand much English but he understands people............