Chinese Pond-heron (Ardeola bacchus) are described as ‘scarce’ in Japan (Mark Brazil. Birds of Japan. Helm Field Guides 2018) but known to breed occasionally in the southern islands (Handbook of the Birds of the World Alive, 2019). We saw a single bird in early breeding plumage in the Nemuro Peninsula, East Hokkaidō and this is considered rare.
Amar-Singh HSS (Dato’ Dr)
Ipoh, Perak, Malaysia
Location: Nemuro Peninsula, East Hokkaidō, Japan
Date: 6th June 2019
Equipment: Nikon D500 SLR with Tamron SP 150-600mm f/5-6.3 Di VC USD, handheld with Rode VideoMic Pro Plus Shotgun Microphone