I had a mid-morning drive through the hills into Hyogo today; very little traffic and quite pleasant in the winter sunshine. The aim was to see the returning male Red-breasted Flycatcher I first saw last January.
I've read discussions online as to the wisdom of feeding of rare visitors but it would seem this bird is definitely in favour. I don't think there can be any doubt this is the same individual given the unexpected location and the fact that red-breasted birds are quite rare in Japan, most birds here are first winters. This bird aside I've only ever seen first winters.