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Blyth's Reed Warbler - Busksanger - Acrocephalus dumetorum
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Blyth's Reed Warbler is no longer the rarity it once was. It is expanding westwards and as a result it seems to occur more frequently in Øygarden than it used to - I have now found two autumn birds at Herdlevær and one singing spring record on Hernar.

The first bird I found was EXTREMELY skulking a took a few days to identify with certainty. The second bird was, with some patience, a lot more showy and co-operative. Interestingly both birds were long-stayers and were present for a few days.

Blyth's Reed Warbler
Normally a very skulking species this individual showed itself for just a few minutes before scuttling off into the undergrowth again.
Herdlevær, Øygarden, September 2013

Blyth's Reed Warbler
Blyth's Reed Warbler, Herdlevær, Øygarden,  27 September 2013

Blyth's Reed Warbler, Herdlevær, Øygarden

Singing bird on Hernar, 16 June 2020
Recorded on my mobile phone. Note that a Chiff-chaff starts singing close to the start of the recording

Blyht's Reed Warbler, Hernar, Øygarden, Norway, June 2020
This bird sang, typically from bushes / low trees and was rather hard to actually see well, let alone photograph

Blyht's Reed Warbler, Hernar, Øygarden, Norway, June 2020

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