Not good photos but there was a flock of terns at Yakumo yesterday. Terns are pretty thin on the ground in Hokkaido and are always worth a second look.
There were 30 or so Common Terns: the east Asian race looks very different to the ones I remember seeing on the river in Preston.
There were also 2 White-winged Black Terns including this adult. Shame it didn’t come close enough for a worthwhile shot. The light was terrible anyway.
Apparently a Gull-billed Tern was at Yakumo last week too……….