One pied avocet Recurvirostra avosetta was observed in lotus Nelumbo nucifera fields around Lake Izunuma-Uchinuma, Miyagi Prefecture, from 20 April to 2 May 2017. This is the first record of the occurrence of this species at Lake Izunuma- Uchinuma.
An immature Golden Eagle Aquila chrysaetos was observed at Lake Izunuma-Uchinuma, Miyagi Prefecture, Japan, on December 9, 2016. This is the first record of this species from Lake Izunuma-Uchinuma. An individual reasonably presumed to be the same bird, based on plumage peculiarities, was observed around Mt. Goyo, Iwate prefecture, on March 28, 2017. These observations reveal a 72 km northeastward migration of this individual.