The sightings and occasional thoughts of an English birder in Oslo
BIRD GUIDING AROUND OSLO
Tuesday, 4 May 2010
Is summer over daddy?
That was the question my 5 year old asked at breakfast as we watched the snow falling which it continued to do until the middle of the afternoon. What is going on? This picture shows spring flowers with a dusting of snow. Birding was a bit difficult today but an afternoon drive did see me notching up my first Rough Legged Buzzard of the year along with an Osprey. I also had my first Blackcap of the year outside a friends house and yesterday in much more spring like weather saw my first Pied Flycatcher singing in Maridalen along side 4 migrant Wheatears. On Sunday a family walk in the forest north of Maridalen had this very tame pair of Goldeneye competing with Mallards for bread: