Dusky Warbler turned up
at Blomvåg in Øygarden on 25 October 2009. I heard
it whilst tracking down a Gyrfalcon
and was faced
with the dilemma of aborting the hunt for the falcon which I had seen a
couple of kilometres away wthout a telescope or going for the warbler.
I chose the falcon initially but tried, and succeeded, with the warbler
too. Things weren't made any easier as the light was fading fast.
I went back the next day and took these record shots of this vagrant
warbler. It called often which was the only way to keep track of where
it was. Luckily it favoured a small area of trees and stayed there
throughout its stay. The bird was incredibly active and virtually
impossible to photograph. The pictures on this page are the result of a
couple of hours waiting for brief glimses.
Øygarden, 26 October 2009
Dusky Warbler was one of the commoner species seen in Thailand and Laos
in November 2014.
This picture was taken in Vang Vieng, Laos