Good day out on the rice paddies today, despite the heat. I also snagged a middling koi carp – at least 50cm on it – and had the good fortune of it breaking off my hook, rather than my rod. I also got stung by something on my right hand. Curiously today I didn’t see much birdlife today aside from a pair of larks. Last weekend in Tochigi I spotted a buzzard, which was a first for me.