Pictureof the month

singingbluethroat

The bluethroat (Luscinia svecica) is a songbird and is a relative of the nightingale. In Holland and in Belgium we have a subspecies; the white-spotted bluethroat (L. s. cyanecula).

From the beginnning of April on, the bluethroat males start to sing to mark their territory and to impress the females.

This is also the perfect time to photograph them. As soon as they have found a female they will start to nest. And then it get's a lot more difficult to photograph them.

On this morning I was lucky that it was cloudy for a long time, giving me beautyful even light. After waiting for a little while, this male bluethroat climbed up the reed and started singing.

Christian Biemans