9 April 2010
On this day (April 9th)....................
April 9th 2007.
A male Red Flanked Bluetail near my flat. This is a common passage migrant but one I find very hard to get a decent shot of, in fact I have to say this crappy one is probably the best of a very poor bunch. They are very active and love dark places. This was out in the open at least but was very hard to approach, it wasn't shy so much as impossible to pin down as it was so hyperactive. Plus I hadn't really figured out how to use my camera yet and had a crappy $100 lens on it.
Unfortunately the trees where this bird hung out have been chopped down as Hakodate City 'improves' the river, 'improve' being a euphemism for 'finding unnecessary work for otherwise unemployable men to do'. This spring there is a shocking amount of garbage along the river; several bikes, a guitar and keyboard, lots of TVs as well as countless cans/bottles/plastic bags. Why didn't Hakodate City Hall pay those men to pick up the litter instead of chopping down the trees?
Labels: Red Flanked Bluetail