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 went to 2 places in Japan on 7-9th and 18-19th in June to have nice times of nocturnal birds, Owls and Jungle Nightjar. I also could hear calls of Lesser Cuckoo, Hodgson's hawk-cuckoo, White's Thrush, Eurasian Scops-owl and so on.
I could see white spot on his own wing and throat with no light!
A recorder set up at 02: 00-06: 00 on 19th for recording dawn chorus has quite interesting result of sub-alpine bird songs such as Sakhalin leaf-warbler, Red-flanked Bluetail, Japanese Robin, Wren and Japanese leaf warbler.