There were some of our target birds on the island and one of them was the Lidth's Jay (Rurikakesuルリカケス).
We heard them call in many places and saw them flying over the roads we were driving on but it was hard to take a close-up photo.
And the other target bird was the Ryukyu Robin (Akahigeアカヒゲ).
In the same forest reserve where we saw the robins, we spotted mixed flocks.
Great tit (Shijukaraシジュウカラ）
Mr Nagae, our guide, told us that small birds move around in mixed flocks all through the year in Amami, which is very interesting.
Thick-billed Crow (Hashibutogarasuハシブトガラス)