22 January 2010

F***ing Freezing

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............



  1. Hi,
    Is it that freezing, what are the temps nowadays!!!
    Beautiful picture you got there.
    The waxings are supposed to be around here too. A flock of 500 has been spotted in the East of the country but no sign of them anymore. We are hoping to see them in Reykjavik soon as we got one of those big storm last night with terrific wind! I guess the flux of waxings truly depends on their density and on the weather... If it has been not that cold ion their area, they probably did not migrate that much. Like you, I'm waiting for them! So let's cross the fingers!

  2. Oh they're doing some construction in the park next to the beach near my place also.
    I couldn't see what they're trying to do though. May be a pointless construction work like you said.
    And yes, it's a bit unbelievable to think that we're living in the same country! hehehe


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