Sunday, 12 August 2018


I didn’t get up until 8:45 this morning but with the rest of the family sleeping soundly and it raining I thought a trip to Maridalen was in order. I had a hope of seeing Bluethroat and sure enough I found a young male that showed very well despite the rain. A Red-backed Shrike also showed but wasn’t very keen on the rain and I also had my first Wheatear of the autumn plus 5 Whinchats but the rain won in the end.

Bluethroat (blsåstrupe) - the buff wing bar shows this to be a 1cy bird 

and the blue on the throat shows it to be a male

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