15 August 2012
An Osprey in Shireuchi this afternoon.
It's been another dull week, I was hoping to see some waders today but there were absolutely none about anywhere. On Sunday I saw Terek Sandpiper, Grey Tailed Tattler and a curlew species (probably Eastern Curlew) at Yakumo and more Tereks at Kamiiso but today was a waderless day.
Not much else happening. A Peregrine was a good bird to see from the balcony and there were 10 or so Great Egrets at Yakumo. My main wildlife experience this week involved mosquitoes.........I have 6 HUGE red itchy bites on my right foot/leg and I have no idea where the deed took place, I suspect it was from when we were drinking beer on the balcony last Saturday and there was a delayed reaction. Mozzies are not so common in town, maybe it was a different species from the ones in the forest at Onuma..........my god if so it is even worse.
I start a new 10 month job next week, nothing particularly noteworthy about it except it will be the first time in over 10 years I'll wear 'business' atire. I had to buy the full set on Monday.............I did have a tie somewhere but it's lost and my old shirts/pants wouldn't fit anymore even if I could find them. It is only 1 afternoon a week and the whole of my first month's salary was spent on the clothes and some new shoes.
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