We stopped first us on the coast at Møringa. A few waders were to be seen including 2 summer plumaged (red) Knot, a winter plumaged Bar-tailed Godwit, Whimbrel, Ringed Plover and Redshank. Off shore there was no indication of any migration. Overhead I had my first Swifts of the year.
A number of Swallows, House Martins and Swifts hunting insects over the lake alongside a couple of Common Terns. A Thrush Nightingale singing very loudly from the same place as on Thursday and a Sedge Warbler singing alongside more numerous Reed Warblers.
We tried for an hour to find some migrating raptors but managed just a single Buzzard which was probably a local bird and a Sparrowhawk that was definitely migrating.
On the way home stopped at Sandebukta which is a tidal bay that I have never previously visited. A number of gulls here but the only real interest was an Osprey and 16 Common Sandpipers.
Back home for lunch and an afternoon of heavy rain and hail. At 8pm the rain had stopped and I squeezed in a visit to Maridalsvannet with a hope of large numbers of waders and terns forced down by the rain. Wrong again. Just the usual birds from the last week: 4 Wood Sandpipers, 3 Green Sandpipers, 7 Common Sandpipers, Lapwing,Yellow Wagtail, Whinchat, a roding Woodcock, the immature Whooper Swan, 4 Black-throated Divers with one singing and new in a pair of Red-breasted Mergansers and 20 Sand Martins. A Mistle Thrush was also the first I have seen for a while and perhaps a sign they are breeding here.