A Japanese Green Pigeon at Onuma this afternoon.
I've been got. By a caterpillar. On Friday afternoon I was sat on the concrete riverbank watching the Ospreys fishing (too far away for any photos) when I felt something on my neck, I brushed it off, it was soft and squishy. I later noticed a huge black and yellow caterpillar crawling up my pants. Oh well I guess that was what was on my neck before.
The next morning my neck was covered in weals and was itchy as hell, the hairy little bas**rd had left its toxic little barbs in my neck. I had inadvertently spread the infection by rubbing my neck with sunscreen, the inflammation seems to have receded after taking some medication and buying various lotions. I have a sore throat but I think that is hay fever. Or a cold. Oh and my back and leg still hurt from my slipped disc, upstairs are still noisy all the time.................one of those annoying little periods in life we all have to deal with. Still, f*****g hell.
A pair of Common Sandpiper was on the opposite bank but not much else. The 10 Goosander and 3 Harlequin Ducks were still present, here's a picture of the latter.
Today we went to Onuma, highlight of the day was a pair of Japanese Green Pigeon feeding in a tree.
Also around here were Moorhen, Mallard, Narcissus Flycatcher, lots of Red Cheeked Starlings feeding young, Grey Heron, various Tits, Nuthatches and Woodpeckers..............
We stopped off in the ricefields at Ono on the way back. 2 Intermediate Egret were a surprise, pther birds included Night Heron, Chestnut Eared Bunting, Siberian Stonechat, Oriental and Black Browed Reed Warblers, Lathams Snipe........the usual summer stuff.
Just listening to the 3rd ODI, why are England such a dull one day side?
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