ホオジロ(Meadow Bunting) In summer, only a few birds can be seen and heard in lowland forests. Because most birds breed in mountains and even those that remain there don't sing during late breeding season. During the monthly birdwatching event in June, the forest was really quiet with occasional Taiwan spuirrels' squeaks. The summer was just around the corner. In the silent forest, Meadow Bunting alone was singing at the top of a cherry tree. He was the star of that day.