The bird was refound at Grønningen on sunday the 6/11 by HKR and FSH. The bird was frequenting the same bushy area as on the day before. The bird was heard several times always giving the same chatter reminiscent of a mixture between Tit and Sardinian Warbler.
A permission from the Zoological Museum in Copenhagen to try and ting the bird was obtained and a net was placed between its two favourite bushes. Several birders were now on site all having succesfully twitched Denmarks third ever Black-eared Wheatear (second record of ssp. hispinica, a potential split from the eastern race melanoleuca) at Thorsminde first. The bird went missing for an hour before Martin Søgaard relocated it in its favourite bush. The two bushes were sourrounded and soon after a bird flew into the net, a Wren.... The disappointment was enormous. That only lasted for five seconds as the Lesser Whitethroat flew out of the bush and into the net. The bird was quickly secured and put in a bag. What seemed to be an impossible task had turned out just as we wanted it. The bird was taken to Blåvand Fuglestation for measurements and photos whereafter it was released at the same spot as where it was caught. A feather was taken for DNA-analysis. The following day the bird was still present in the same area (OA).
Please do comment on the bird
|6/11 Lesser Whitethroat ssp? Blåvand Fuglestation. The eye-color was a bit less dark than on the picture|
|6/11 Lesser Whitethroat ssp? Blåvand Fuglestation|
|6/11 Lesser Whitethroat ssp? Blåvand Fuglestation. A wing of 59 mm and hp2 = hp 8. I will try and get all the measurements from the ringers.|
|6/11 Lesser Whitethroat ssp? Blåvand Fuglestation. The sandy brown back clearly extending into the "hood".|
|6/11 Henrik Kristensen at Blåvand Fuglestation|