A whole weekend off... wonderful. To make the most of it I decided to head up to Ishikawa and make my way back via Lake Biwa. The latter will be tomorrow, at the moment I'm sitting in a Fukui convenience store car park in the pouring rain waiting for the evening traffic to tail off a bit. Well, I've got all night to reach the lake.
The best and most surprising bird today was a Hoopoe, typically early and my first spring migrant. If Hoopoes aren't your cup of tea, browse elsewhere.