The first Radde's
Radde's Warbler turned
up near Toft in Øygarden on 14 October 2014, it was caught
local ringer and was the first record for Øygarden. I heard
it whilst preparing to go to offshore - and is so often with these
rarities presented a major dilemma about how to get to see it.
one responded to calls - not surprisingly most normal people were at
work. After several changes in contingency plans the other local birder
in Øygarden came through and we set off to see it - finding
Turtle Dove just a few hundred metres from my house on the way.
A few twitchers from the city dropped everything and made it out before
it was released.
A 400mm telephoto lens wasn't the best thing to take an in-hand picture
with but it was all I had with me.