27 July 2015

A pain in the neck. And shoulder. And arm.




A juvenile (?) Mandarin this afternoon near Asabu and an Osprey at Yakumo..............


A long drive around south Hokkaido today in very humid weather, god I hate this time of year. That's why there has been very little to post about this month except my week of Rubythroats.



Not much around, late July is a very quiet time of year birdwise. Eastern Marsh Harrier. Red Breasted Merganser, Chestnut Eared Bunting.........that's about it. Hawfinch and Grey Wagatil were in town last week..............


I've done something to my neck, I have pains there and in my shoulder/upper arm. Not especially painful but it's making putting up with this humid weather a bit tougher. Carrying a 500 f4 lens over my shoulder twice a week for the last 2 years, a lifetime of bad posture and a decade or so of hunching over a keyboard too often............serves me right I suppose.

These pics were with my old 7D, I decided to take advantage of the birding lull and have sent the MK2 to Canon to test its' AF.

Roll on wader season, they should start passing through in 2 -3 weeks..............

8 comments:

  1. Sorry tohear about your pains, hope they go soon. yes Summer here is on the wuiet side as well.although I say summer, we have not had one!! Some of the migrants re coming in early. Now tha ttells a tale!

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    1. Hi Margaret, you live in a cooler place, sometimes I'm jealous.............

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  2. I find I get the same problem through hoisting too many pints of homebrew! ;-)

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    1. My drinking arm is the less affected of the 2..................so it must be OK to keep drinking then.

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  3. I think it's called "old age" and I'd sooner have some other condition, maybe "poverty".

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    1. The way my life is panning out I think I'm in line for both conditions...............

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  4. I think that we all start to get these little aches and pains. My shoulder joints give me a bit of grief from time to time and my doctor says it's the result of fifty-odd years of using binoculars - the same up and down motion in raising and lowering them.

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    1. I've been a lot more careful with my big lens the last month, seems to have done the trick. For now................

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