The sightings and occasional thoughts of an English birder in Oslo
BIRD GUIDING AROUND OSLO
Wednesday, 16 November 2011
On top of the world
Another day of freezing fog but today I was able to get on top of the fog and enjoy blue skies and sunshine. Destination was a walk to Kolsås which should give a great view over Oslo and more importantly is supposed to be (yet another) reliable site for Three-toed Woodpecker. Well no surprise when I report failure to find the woodpecker but we did have a couple of Great Spotted Woodpeckers, Nutcracker, Treecreeper and Nuthatch. There are very few birds being reported at the moment with Waxwings and finches being scarce and nearly no rarities or scarce birds in the area. We need either some real winter weather or a good storm from the south to bring some interesting birds now.