4 July 2017
North Hokkaido Summer 2017 #3
A Middendorffs Warbler from last week......................
This species is common in the summer grasslands in north and eat Hokkaido (but we don't get it down here near Hakodate).
Most of the time they sing from hidden positions in the grass, occasionally emerging for a brief song flight. They sometimes appear to have a look around but as soon as they notice you down they go again.
This one obviously didn't get the memo about such behaviour.
Here's a short video I made showing its distinctive song which can be hear all over the grasslands at this time of year.........
Labels: Middendorffs Grasshopper Warbler