I find myself coming back to this country once again, Japan. This time only for a year. My post-graduate course is a joint programme between a Japanese and a German university. So I'll be studying here in my familiar environment for one more year and another year in Germany. Meanwhile, I also have to work on the raptors guidebook, which is also time consuming. Hopefully I'll finish all the plates by 2014. Here's a snippet of what I've been doing recently, a Common Kestrel plate (still needs to be refined though).