The day after I saw the owls we left Japan for the Netherlands. Summer is much less hot there, in fact some mornings were right out cold, with temps around 15C or less! Still, birding is also slow there in July and August. I mostly saw juveniles. Adultst stayed in hiding while molting I think. It was time for them to get changed into winter dress.
In my brothers 'backyard' a very blond young Buzzard, (Buizerd)