Tuesday, 25 October 2011

Scaup and Blackcap

Quite cold easterly winds are blowing today but in a morning visit to Fornebu I could not see any evidence of new arrivals of passerines.
In Storøykilen were 2 Scaup, one being a 1K male and the other probably a 1K female but different to the bird of a couple of weeks ago. Also here a still stripy juvenile Great Crested Grebe, 2 Red-throated Divers and a Black-throated Diver. 16 Grey Herons here were a high count.
On the fjord no sign of skuas but Razorbills seemed to outnumber Guillemots now with new birds presumably blown in over the last week.
In the garden a female Blackcap today after a male yesterday. I seem to the only person recording Blackcaps in the Oslo area at the moment but I cannot believe the single elderberry bush in my garden represents a unique habitat!

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