6 May 2014
End of Golden Week
A Varied Tit this morning.............
Not a great day for photos. Migrants still thin on the ground. A flock of Russett Sparrow in Goryokaku Park, Crossbill, B/W Flycatcher and Eastern Crowned Warbler in the east of town................offshore there were Short Tailed Shearwater, Red Breasted Merganser, Red Necked Grebe and Black Throated Diver in summer plumage and a flock of Brent Geese at Menagawa.
Bit of a bizarre end to Liverpool's title challenge. In what seemed like about 5 minutes I went from thinking "oh let's close the goal difference and put some pressure on City" to "oh f**k they just threw away a 3 goal lead and any hopes of being champions".
Another thing that seems to be damaged is my knees, they are very painful. I gained weight last winter and although some of it has come off the cumulative strain of carrying excess weight and walking around with big lenses on already dodgy knees (courtesy of a sporting injury when I was a teenager) may have resulted in the need for a visit to the hospital. Yikes.