Bouyed by this I headed down to the docks with the idea of relocating the Mediterranean Gull that hasn't been seen for a couple of weeks. The docks also happen to be Oslo's red light district and the 2 rather innapropriately clad (for the weather) ladies of the night who were standing under umbrellas may have got the wrong impression as I ended up driving past them 3 times!
I failed to find a Med Gull but there were a few Black-headed Gulls which is a scarce winter bird in these parts - in all i saw 19 today. A tight flock of 700 Goldeneyes was feeding offshore and close by 250 Mallard, 5 Tufted and best of all 2 Long-tailed Ducks. Also a few Guillemots with a single Razorbill.
Next stop was Frognerpark to check the Gulls but 10 Black-headed Gulls didn't contain anything more exciting. Amongst the Mallards were 4 Tufted Ducks and a Teal.
A quick look at the fjord from Fornebu revealed a small flock of Common Scoter and a couple of Velvet Scoter alongside a handful of Guillemots and Razorbills. A Crested Tit was my first of the year.
I saw a colour ringed 1st winter Herring Gull (J2882) which I have reported and found out that it was first ringed on 15th August last year in Oslo and has been reported regularly, also in Oslo, since then.