Tuesday, 13 February 2018

The Bluethroat.

At first I thought I had seen a little Wren or perhaps a Robin in the distance, running from one side of the narrow dirt path to the other. I stood perfectly still, and waited with my camera at the ready, hoping it would  reappear, ..and when it did, and started to make it's way back, running very quickly towards the reed beds from where it had first emerged, it was then I saw the flash of blue.

Because whilst making my previous post, I made an error, I was prevented from making any corrections, or adding my thanks to those of you who kindly gave me the ID of the IF bird, but I am really grateful for any information you gave me. Thank you so much. :) I will be linking this post to Wild Bird Wednesday.



The male Bluethroat.   Luscinia  svecica.
The white spotted race ( Cyanecula) can be seen in central and southern Europe ( that's the white spot on the throat.)
 

Because he was running so fast, these indifferent shots were the best of a blurry bunch. Pity I did not do it justice because his electric blue breast is beautiful, however unlike the male, most females lack the blue.
 
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37 comments:

David Gascoigne said...

It’s a great species, Sonjia, and you must have been quite thrilled. I have only ever seen this species once - one bird, one time - in France and it was an immature. Perhaps one day I will come across an adult! In is handsome indeed.

Giga said...

No matter what the bird is, it's important that it's beautiful and you've managed to take a picture. :)

Nancy Chan said...

The photos of the blue throat bird is good enough for me! I have never seen this bird before! Very pretty!

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

In my opinion, there is no such thing as an indifferent picture of a bird! These smaller kinds are so hard to catch! I’ve waited like you did so often and then not gotten a thing! Thanks for your great shares.

Derek Billington said...

A Blue throat no less... What a find and a very handsome bird to boot xxx

Love Derek B

Debbie said...

there should be a small pencil, next to the word comments, at the end of your post, that would allow you to make changes to your post. there is another way but that is the easiest. you should see that as long as you are signed in!!!

this is a beautiful bird, and i think you captured 2 great pictures of him! he looks kind of ordinary from the back and extraordinary from the front - those boys - they get all the good stuff!!

Author R. Mac Wheeler said...

very cool-looking bird...and with attitude

LV said...

We have several pretty birds in Texas, but nothing compared to this beauty. Well done!

Sami Niilola said...

Congratulations. Great photos you got. Have a nice evening.

matti juhani niilola said...

Awesome bird. Congratulations.

Christine said...

Thanks for sharing this unique little bird with such a pretty blue breast!
I'm sure it was fun to watch it dash about!
Have a great week!

Mike Attwood said...

Lovely shots Sonjia of a bird I am yet to see. Take care. Mike.

The Furry Gnome said...

That's a new one for me.

Russell Jenkins said...

Aren't you lucky? What a cool bird!

Shiju Sugunan said...

It's a smart bird. Glad you were able to capture it.

Phil Slade said...

Hello Sonjia. Firstly, I was interested to hear how you failed to find Little Owl on your visit to the Algarve. I do think that the problem with Little Owls is more wisespread than we think, but let's hope not.

The Bluethroat was a super find and you have some lovely shots of it. I have only seen them in Egypt, but lots of them where they are quite confiding and very photogenic as you found.

Teresa said...

Es precioso y me encanta. Besitos.

hmuxo said...

Beautiful photo Sonjia! i always enjoy the stories behind your photo.....have a wonderful day!!!!

JP A Quiet Corner said...

A striking bird...good shot too!...:)JP

Sharon Wagner said...

You caught him. A lovely little bird.

Bob Bushell said...

Oh yes, the Bluethroat is so beautiful. You caught him very well.

Jenn Jilks said...

So sweet!

Missy George said...

Cute little bird..not familiar with this species...good pictures..

Jeevan said...

Superb capture on the fast paced blue throat! Glad you able to get a clear shot

Small City Scenes said...

What a sweet little busy bird
MB

NatureFootstep said...

lol, I have seen this beauty in the montains in Sweden :) A beautiful bird indeed. Glad you could capture him :)

Judy Biggerstaff said...

Wow, what a beautiful pic of the Blue Throat. I am sure it must have been very exciting to capture.

Ana Mínguez Corella said...

Beautiful images .. Happy week

Ida said...

That is an adorable looking bird. I love it's blue throat.

Stewart M said...

Wonderful bird - I once (when I was young and silly) travelled a long way to see one of these - it flew into a bush as we arrived and was never seen a again. Oh well.

Cheers - Stewart M - Melbourne

Linda aka Crafty Gardener said...

cute little bird

Andrea Ostapovitch said...

What a lovely little bird...great shots!

Andrea

eileeninmd said...

Hello, it is wonderful to see these beautiful birds from around the world.
The Bluethroat is a gorgeous bird, awesome photos. Thanks so much for linking up and sharing your post. Happy Saturday, enjoy your weekend!

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

It's always so exciting to see something new! And fun to get a good ID! Enjoy your weekend!

Jean @sonotorganized.com said...

What a beautiful bird! Looks as though he's posing for you.

Hootin' Anni said...

Wow...that's a mighty impressive bird. One I've never seen before. And it's standing so proud!

Thanks again for sharing with us.

Lowcarb team member said...

Such a lovely looking bird.

All the best Jan

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