Following the revelations of a Stejneger’s Stonechat in Dorset, UK and Texel, Netherlands Rolf Christensen got in touch via the facebook page about a bird he found at Skagen, the northern tip of Denmark, in October 2008. It seemed odd at the time for a ‘maurus’. Rolf writes:
I found the bird, seen at Grenen and Nordstrand, Skagen. It was present on 15th-19th October. It was seen alongside a European Stonechat, and was first identified as a ‘Siberian’. Later on the first day, we paged out, that it was odd and perhaps a hybrid? Finally, it was submitted as an odd Siberian, and surely the rarities committee also found it odd, and accepted it with a note, that it might be a stejnegeri!
In the field it appeared too dark for maurus to me, unlike the other three maurus, I had seen in Denmark. Several birders even thought it was just a Common Stonechat (scarce here at Skagen).”
putative Stejneger’s Stonechat, Skagen, Denmark, 16th October 2008 by Søren Kristoffersen. Another photo of rump here.