Friday, 7 October 2011

A crisp autumn day

A morning at Fornebu in fantastic crisp autumn weather gave a good selection of birds although I was unable to relocate either the Med Gull or Richard's Pipit. There was a small but constant passage of thrushes, finches and Meadow Pipits and good numbers of Bramblings were later to be seen feeding in Birch trees alongside a couple of Lesser Redpolls. Highlight was when within a minute whilst standing in the same place i saw or heard Waxwing (the first of the autumn in the Oslo area), Water Rail, Chiffchaff, Lesser Redpoll, Brambling plus various thrushes and tits. There were so many birds calling at the same time it was difficult to identify all the calls.
Otherwise a male Lesser Spotted Woodpecker was as always a nice sight, a female Merlin, a Scaup with some Tufted Duck and 3 Blackcaps.

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