2011/06/21

Blåhake - Luscinia svecica - Bluethroat

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Blåhake, hane - Luscinia svecica - Bluethroat, male
NF Photo 110616 at Storulvån Mountain Lodge

Our guide at Storulvån asked us the first day what we expected from this trip. I said I wanted some great shots from this bird. Then it turned out that most of the group wanted it. This little bird was "wanted" and we got it. Sadly though, I did not see any female. But they might have been laying on eggs. It was singing a lot and very nice to listen to. It seems to be good at mimicking other sounds like the cowbells for one.  It was rather common up there.


World Bird Wednesday XXXI

I found a great video where it is singing.
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25 comments:

  1. wow! beautiful bird! it's coloration makes its throat stand out like a bullfrog! :)

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  2. Grand colours!! Boom & Gary of the Vermilon River, Canada.

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  3. Beautiful captures.
    I enjoyed the video too; hearing it sing.

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  4. Just beautiful to see this lovely bird....
    To hear it singing....... fantastic.
    A great post.. many thanks for sharing it.

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  5. A pleasure to see the Blue throat. What a perfect pose perched on the end of that stick!

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  6. Blåhakshanen är ju hur snygg som helst!!!

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  7. What a lovely bird! Wonderful captures!

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  8. Great photos of a beautiful bird.

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  9. This is beautiful!! I love that blue right on his throat!

    Duck photo shoot

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  10. Wow, what a pretty throat that has on it. Great captures.

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  11. What a great looking bird - you dont have to have lots of colour to be really spelndid.

    Great pictures.

    Stewart M

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  12. Fabulous photos and an extra thank you for the video.

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  13. Men sååå söt! Grattis till bilderna!
    Må gott! /Bea

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  14. Himmel och pannkaka ...vilka bilder...jag smälter.. underbara bilder en njutning för ögat :)

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  15. What a stunning bird with a big sound! Thanks for sharing!!!

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  16. What a pretty little bird! You got some nice captures of him singing. Thanks for including a video - lovely song!

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  17. thanks for all nice comments. :)

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  18. WHAT a beauty!! The vidoe is smashing--thank you!

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  19. What gorgeous photos! Glad you got your wish :)!

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  20. Fantastic post! The colors on the throat are just amazing. The video was great too -- awesome stuff!

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  21. Underbara bilder på Lapplands näktergal!

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  22. AnonymousJune 26, 2011

    Hej
    Vi hade lite invasion av blåhakar här under några dagar i maj när de var på väg norrut.En landade i min trädgård och jag hann få ett litet suddigt foto av den
    Kram
    Kerstin (Ölandsvindar)

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