You could earn your stripes by picking the right one from the diagram...
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 area.
Furthermore I would plea the readers to withhold from obvious remarks or comments that are not addinng anything to this matter and or pictures shown,
The hard to see issue or impossible to determinate is the basic/ fundament of mine conundrum
And to stirr it up a little , the last thing I need is advice from island dwellers (as I am being continental) who never have seen a shrike in their own surroundings.
No offence intended but no continental birder would make such a remark.
The point being made if they were easy to spot and photographed they would allready be well known, iI think that's called logic.
Ed van Hecke
Rude and objectionable, and rather ironic coming from someone who hasn't been able to come up with an answer, and nor have the other 'continental' experts (where x is the unknown and spurts is a drip under pressure....)
Many 'island dwellers' have seen lots of shrikes and most other things likely to be seen in the Netherlands and if that is the level of response I fail to see why anyone has bothered to try and help
Not a hoax
Juvenile bird is no whitethroat, plenty examples in area to compare with live, available in the surroundings.
No apologies for the somewhat hotblooded responce after the ( well maybe I expected better) pretty foreseeable and not so expertlike first responses
Why no apologies, not after reading all these wise cracks thanks by the way for me to sift out on normal/ helpfull or scientifically( yes I said it ) interested responsxes
In the mean ytime chew on it , one can never say you did not heard of it
May be next spring since I am convinced that they are migratory.
E van Hecke