There's nothing much to see in this video because the Japanese Bush Warbler is notoriously difficult to spot since he's tiny (about 15cm long) and drab (he's nearly the same color as the leaves and branches). You're far more likely to hear than to see him. This is his springtime breeding song--doesn't he sing beautifully? He's sure to have the ladies swooning...;-))
|Uguisu... Cettia diphone|
|He sits right over in the cherry trees across the street...|
This is why hanging up laundry to dry is my favorite (if there can be such) chore.. at least, this time of year it is:-)) On a warm day, with cherry blossoms across the street, serenaded by the Japanese Nightingale... that's a household chore I don't mind at all! This, in fact, is why he's also sometimes called the "Hanamidori"--the Spring Flower Viewing Bird...
*Note: I think there's a new Uguisu across the street! He's not singing the full song, and sounds tentative. I think we have a youngun' over there practicing (gambare!)... I'll try to get him recorded, too, so's to compare. There's a definite difference--I knew it was a different bird from past years as soon as he started singing, and wondered whether he wasn't maybe a young one just learning. A trip to Wiki confirmed that notion: "Young Japanese Bush Warblers do not initially perform the "hoohokekyo" song skillfully, but gradually learn to sing by imitating others in the vicinity."