BIRD GUIDING AROUND OSLO

Tuesday, 23 August 2011

Black-tailed Godwit finally

Black-tailed Godwit

Another Norwegian tick today in the form of a Black-tailed Godwit (not exactly a rare bird!). The bird was at Presterødkilen in Tønsberg along with 98 Ruff, 2 Curlew Sandpipers, 1 Knot, 1 Little Stint, 7 Dunlin plus Greenshank and Snipe. Along with good numbers of Teal and Greylags it was quite a bird rich environment and took me back to birding in England when one could actually see good numbers of birds quite easily! Also an Osprey and a juv female Peregrine.

At nearby Ilene around a thousand Greylag Geese, the female Ruddy Shelduck, another Curlew Sandpiper plus Dunlin, Ringed Plover, Curlew and Greenshank. The warm, sunny conditions looked perfect for soaring raptors but I only saw single Sparrowhawk and Goshawk.

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