I went to Niigata prefecture by ferry.
At the ferry route, I saw Rhinoceros Puffin, Streaked Shearwater, and Sooty Shearwater.
I went to Hyo-ko, I was very surprised to see over 70
I had never seen summer plumage of them. It was very exiciting.
In addition to them I saw Chestnut-Cheeked Starling, Little Tern, and Oriental Great Reed Wabler etc.
I had no time to go to Junsai-ike which was Russell's main field...
All photos in Niiga prefecture and route between Otaru-Niigata on ferry. 02-05/May/2010.