The sound of a Hokkaido summer.
No it's not that Black Faced Bunting above. It's this, right outside my apartment for 10 hours a day.
I think I'd prefer to live next door to a vuvuzela testing facility, it'd be more peaceful.
Japanese construction workers head my list of least favourite people at the moment.
There's an election next month so that means morons will drive around the neighborhood blasting out propaganda soon too. Nice. Sometimes I question why I live here.
It was very warm today and I headed out to escape the racket. Not much around to be honest. the most noticeable species was Red Cheeked Starling. The young have left the nest and small family groups of them are everywhere..................
This male seemed to have found a cherry tree somewhere.......
So England made it to the 2nd Round, I had my doubts but thought they looked OK against the might of Slovenia. At least our potential route to the final (!) involves two 11pm kick offs....................
So think of me on Sunday, on the other side of the world. slightly drunk and screaming impotently at a TV. And say a prayer or two for England's wobbly progress to continue.
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