I took in quite a few of Oslo’s best localities today in chilly temperatures but without the rain that was forecast and with few new birds. Maridalen had 3 Lapwings in the morning but 6 by the afternoon which were stood on the ice – hopefully these (and more to come) will breed in the Dale. A pair of Sparrowhawks were displaying and showing off the size difference between the sexes.
The Great Grey Shrike was still present and 6 Mistle Thrushes were feeding together with a flock of 9 Long-tailed Tits close by. At Østensjøvannet lots of Black-headed Gulls were back although I couldn’t find any Med Gulls among them but hope one or more will turn up later in the spring. I did have my first Moorhen of the year which was a bird ringed in Stavanger plus a couple of Great Crested Grebes.
Bygdøy held a flock of 90 Starlings but little else of note. Fornebu had Ringed Plover, Water Rail, Shelduck, Redwing and Hawfinch. Temperatures tonight are supposed to gown below zero with rain forecast tomorrow – expect it will be warm and sunny then.
And a series of pictures of twigs with birds spoiling the background