Here are some summer birds around Niigata from the past week.
Black-browed Reed Warbler
Oriental Reed Warbler
I renamed this as Bull-head Shrike from my original "Brown Shrike" label as advised by Stuart Price of Hakodate Birding. Thanks Stuart, I'm not good at shrikes. Actually, I'm excited just for the fact it's a 'shrike' as theer aren't any in Australia.