I hear about your arguments for Whitethroat and they seem pretty solid, but I still have doubts nervertheless those cheeks make me wonder, see filtered picture.
But for the sake of argument let's not focus too much on that but on the red capped birds
As a bonus a picture of a...
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Not a hoax
Red- backed Shrike have no red caps
Juvenile bird is no whitethroat, plenty examples in area to compare with live, available in the surroundings.
Look at the white cheeks ans stripe or streak through eye.
Photograph taken from distance since birds are shy, it is a...
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Remarks and reply and additional photos of same bird in same bush now on the right hand side and two pictures of young bird ( one crop of photograph taken from huge distance and an enhancewd version of the sanme crop) taken in september 2013 in the same...
This is a remarkable story about a (1) or several birds I have never seen before!
To summarise this:
Location The Netherlands (Holland), North Western Europe, there is a reason for that last extra location indication.
Time of year: Summer 2013, multiple sightings, in year 2014 only one(1)...