Näktergal - Luscinia luscinia - Thrush nightingale

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Näktergal - Luscinia luscinia - Thrush nightingale
NF Photo 110601

About Thrush nightingale on Birdguides.com
Singing on youtube

I was about to call this post "Mission Impossible".  June 1st I heard the Nightingale for the first time this year. It was in a garden in the countryside. I went out of the car and tried to locate it. Took me about 15 min before I saw it in the bushes. I managed to get the shots above half hanging in the bushes myself.
Next day I went to Kvismaren. A Bird Observatory about an hours drive from where I live. I heard Nightingales all over the place. Lots of them. And close. But in the bushes. No matter how hard I tried to locate them I could not see them. Not a single one.
The same today, as I am setting up the first post on them. It was really hard to find information on them. In swedish I did not find anything. And this is a common bird. Talk about weird. Well known by everyone. But obviously hard to get a shot at. And information without a shot....forget it! :(

BPW 145

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  1. That's a bird I'd really like to hear or see - I've only read about them.

  2. AnonymousJune 05, 2011

    I totally know how you feel... Still like the photos!

  3. Woow .. har du fått bild på en näktergal .. det måste ha känns riktigt underbart :)

  4. It's hard to get those photos of birds in the bush isn't it? You have done well! Thanks for linking to the great video of the bird singing too!

  5. AnonymousJune 07, 2011

    Oj...den där är inte lätt...grattis!!



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