Pulled back the shades from the window at the office and was surprised to see a male Daurian Redstart (Jōbitaki - Phoenicurus auroreus) pop down onto the balcony opposite.
Of course it is the time of year the redstarts return to the southern Kantō. Nevertheless it was startling to see such a brightly colored little fellow flitting about in the concrete and reflective glass jungle that is Minato Ward.
Nice that we have a jinja nearby - it saved a little patch of green for our avian friends to take refuge in.
Now, what silliness are we to find in the papers on this day?
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