shrike is less than annual in Øygarden.
There have been a
number of interesting records of this species including late autumn
record of a bird with a very red tail and another bird that apparently
attempted to spend the winter at Herdlevær. The majority of
records come from Herdlevær
have also bred in the Tjeldstø
/ Sture area.
The following images are of a first year bird at Årnestangen,
in the east of Norway where this species is decidely more
regular than back home in Øygarden.
near Oslo, August 2014
First year bird
Picture taken with a DSLR and a fixed 400mm lens.
First year Red-backed Shrike, Årnestangen, near Oslo,
Picture taken with a DSLR and a fixed 400mm lens (hand held)
First year bird at Herdlevær,
July 2006 (digiscoped with a Swarovski telescope and a Nikon Coolpix)
Red-backed Shrike, Oppland, Norway,
Roadside birds found at surprisingly high altitude during a guiding trip
Male Red-backed Shrike, June 2020
This bird was seen beside the road on the way up to the hike at
Besseggen (luckily not much traffic that day!)
Also in what was previously Oppland (now a part of the county called
First year Red-backed Shrike, Hamar, Norway,