1999: Parental care and sexual selection in the bluethroat
The glossy ibis, at Marshside, has been transformed from a raggedy black carpet bag to a gorgeous coppery bird attaining adult plumage, and Hilbre's first bluethroat
brought an even prettier splash of colour to the Dee island.
The Wylfa Observatory staff were rubbing their hands with glee when Montagu's harrier stopped off, followed by a honey buzzard and a bluethroat
. The fact that the species of a rare American warbler could not be exactly determined, because of its shy and skulking nature, didn't seem too much of a hardship given what had gone before.
At a few sites young bluethroats
were seen whilst common redpoll were widespread.
Ultraviolet color vision and ornamentation in bluethroats
. Proc R Soc Lond B Biol Sci.
, close relatives of our own native robin, normally live in Asia and Scandinavia.
Every spring a few bluethroats
, which are close relatives of native Robins, are seen on British coasts.