Tuesday, 23 March 2010

Finch fest

Even though there was fresh snow last night and the ground is still completely covered in the white stuff there is no stopping spring. Finches and Wood Pigeons are suddenly turning up. In Maridalen at a feeding station kept well stocked by a group of pensioners there is now a positive finch fest. 3 Hawfinch, upto 10 each of Brambling and Chaffinch (only just this week returning to the Oslo area), a couple of Lesser Redpolls (rare but regular around Oslo), Siskin and Greenfinches joined various Tits inlcuding Willow, Tree Sparrows, Great Spotted Woodpeckers 3 and Blackbirds (again newly returned).

I'm still waiting for visible migration to begin but it shouldn't be too long before Pinkfeet, some raptors and maybe Cranes grace the skies over Oslo.

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