Yesterday I noticed that the Maridalen bird has different coloured lores on each side of the head which has probably added to some of the confusion regarding the aging of this particular bird.
|1cy Great Grey Shrike (varsler).The faint barring on the breast is just visible|
|here we can see that the lores are nearly solid black on the right hand side of the birds head but are grey on the left hand side. The extensive bale base to the bill is visible on both sides though|
|in classic pose|