Dusky Warbler - Bruine Boszanger

Dusky Warbler

Bruine Boszanger

Phylloscopus fuscatus

Pictures: Teus Luijendijk


1 November 2003, Nes, Ameland


1 November 2003, Nes, Ameland

There's something with me and Dusky Warblers. Several yearly rarities in The Netherlands I still have never seen, but Dusky Warblers have already entered double figures on my list. This year was particularly good, with well-showing individuals on Maasvlakte ZH and even inland at Driel Ge.
I hadn't made it to go and see those birds, but that was soon forgotten when Max Berlijn and I found one ourselves on the isle of Ameland. It was foraging in a garden in the nice little town of Nes. As is usual for this species, it was drawing attention to its presence by frequent calling. The characteristic chuck calls can easily be heard among the village noises and those of Robin Erithacus rubecola and Great Tit Parus major.

  Dusky Warbler  -  Bruine Boszanger  Phylloscopus fuscatus     videograbs (20x).
  Nes, Ameland, 1 November 2003.


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