I am Utaka GODO, a bird illustrator in Japan. I was a student in U.K to study natural history illustration. All Rights Reserved
I met a Hoopoe in Hokkaido in May. It was unexpected for me to watch the bird in the area. Generally the hoopoe comes there in April in Hokkaido, according to a birder in this patch. It might be one of the irregular record.
It was the first record for me to record the song of White's Thrush on 9th May, set up recorder in the forest near my house. I did not find any White's Thrush in May there on my own route census of bird researching.
It shows that we need to do a lot of way as many as possible to know the avifauna in my patch.