Sunday, 21 August 2011

Birds by bike

Still little time for real birding but a bike ride turned up a few surprises. On a lake in Nordmarka where i would expect to see Black-throated Divers I was very surprised to instead discover a pair of Red-throated Divers with a well grown young. The youngster was begging for food and was not full sized including the bill but may well have been able to fly. I can therefore not be sure that they bred on this lake but they could not have come far. Red-throated Divers have not been recorded breeding in these parts before but there have been 3 sightings on Maridalsvannet this summer so this was a sign that they were around. In Maridalen i had flyover Hobby and Buzzard and 46 Greylag were on the lake.

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