Tuesday, 20 September 2011

Out and about

I was able to drop into Fornebu for an hour at lunch and have a look around the Nansenpark area. Little to be seen unfortunately although the Kestrel is still around and a handful of Wheatears, Blackcaps and Chiffchaffs. At the weekend there was a ringing session at Fornebu which turned up Barred Warbler, Garden Warbler alongside many Blackcaps and other common migrants. Hardly any of these birds were seen in the field so it just goes to show what can go unoticed.
I drive around Maridalen revealed a Black-throated Diver still on the lake and a Great Grey Shrike being mobbed by a pair of Goldfinches. This is my first of the autumn here and will hopefully hang around as it is always a nice bird to see.
Back in the garden a Hawfinch in our willow tree was my first record actually in the garden although they regularly fly over. Also 2 Blackcaps still eating elder berries and a female Sparrowhawk over.

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