Dec 032017

It really is quiet at the moment on the bird front. Summer migrants have all left but there are very few exciting winter birds around. The Pygmy Owls in Maridalen don’t seem to be around anymore with a bird I saw early on Saturday morning the last sighting.

There have been some reports of large flocks of Pine Grosbeaks and Waxwings in the north of the country over the last few days so there is a chance that both these species will filter down to Oslo.

At Fornebu there are still Bearded Tits in two of the reedbeds but they are hard to find. A Chiffchaff called once with a call reminiscent of a tristis but I never saw or heard the birds again.

a sleepy Pygmy Owl (spurveugle)

lots of Redpolls (gråsisik) around but can’t find any northern white clinal ones among them

male Beardie


this large female Sparrowhawk (spurvehauk) had a bit of the Goshawk about her


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Simon Rix

Simon Rix

Simon Rix is an English Birder who has lived in Oslo, Norway since 2001. Birding has been his passion since primary school and after an education as an economist and career within oil and gas and then drinks industry he turned his attention full time to birds as middle age approached. He is particularly interested in patch birding and migration and is an active guide, blogger and photographer. He is a member of the Norwegian Rarities Committee (NSKF).

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