Maridalen showed off its best side today with most of the mid/late August goodies showing themselves with Bluethroat, Red-backed Shrikes, Honey Buzzard, Nutcracker and Black Woodpecker topping the bill.
|This Bluethroat (blåstrupe) is a 1st winter bird (it still has some white juvenile feathers on the head plus a broad wing bar) and the colourful throat suggests a male|
|the diagnostic red tail feathers|
|but they quickly disappear|
|one of four young Red-backed Shrikes (tornskate) which were together|
|and another perching bird - a Whinchat (buskskvett)|
|Two male Yellow-winged Darter /gulvingehøstlibelle / Sympetrum flaveolum suggest this species has established itself in Maridalen after I had the first record only last year|