- Frode, I've just found a new bird for Norway. A Common Yellowthroat!
Eirik, a legendary local rarity finder with an impressive avian-rarity_finding_cv. was calling from Sæle, about 60 kilometers northwest of Bergen. This was it!
Twitchers from the Bergen area were on site within an hour or so, but the bird proved to be extremely skulky. It had not been seen or heard after the initial observation. I was pretty lucky though, after an hour or so, The Star briefly showed well just in front of me. It was jumping from branch to branch on Rhododendron-bushes, just above the ground - and disappeared just as fast as it had popped up. Only two of us saw it, and the bird was not seen during the rest of the day. I managed to shoot a few photos, but all the settings on the camera were locked and fucked up - max speed and iso in really dark conditions. The pictures below are therefore extremely brightened and enhanced in Photoshop.