30 December 2013
A low key end to 2013
A busy work schedule, nasty cold and some lousy weather meant a very low key end to 2013.
It was snowing heavily today in Onuma, it didn't seem to bother the Ural Owl.
It was wintry today but it was the first non white Xmas I can recall in Hokkaido (ie no snow on the ground in Hakodate). The lake at Onuma is only part frozen.
Not much else of note in Onuma. Long Tailed Rosefinch, White Tailed Eagle and the usual common winter stuff. At Kamiiso ther was a flyover Peregrine and the usual gulls and ducks as well as a couple of Black Necked Grebe in the port.
The cricket was so abjectly pathetic it was almost funny.
And Liverpool begin their descent back to mid table mediocrity..............
Will 2014 be any better? Or even worse?
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