Butterflies

Mountain Marsh Runners aka Broad-billed Sandpipers have started passing through South East Norway the last couple of days. There are only a handful of sites with annual records of this scarce species and one of them is Årnestangen. So, I set off on the long walk with high hopes this morning. My hopes gradually became […]

  • 17
    Shares

Read More

Wryneck

The winds changed to the south today and whilst that did not bring any immediate changes to the birdlife in Maridalen it might mean that the rain that is forecast to start at 3am tonight might well bring down a lot of migrating birds (ever the optimist). Three flocks of Pink-footed Geese heading north today […]

  • 16
    Shares

Read More

Black Redstart

I had an appointment in the city centre today and chose to cycle in and also check out a Black Redstart that has been seen around some ruins in a park. It all looked quite photogenic plus I was interested to see if I could work out whether the bird was a male or female […]

  • 25
    Shares

Read More

Maridalen Mandarin

Yesterday, Rune and I “did” Nordre Øyeren and Aurskog-Høland. Birding was good although it was a great disappointment that the flodd waters at Kjelle have so rapidly declined and with no rain forecast for at least the next week they will disappear very soon. It was dry everywhere and Lapwings were concentrated around the last […]

  • 26
    Shares

Read More