The sightings and occasional thoughts of an English birder in Oslo
BIRD GUIDING AROUND OSLO
Wednesday, 29 February 2012
View from Ekeberg with the threatened woodland in foreground and Oslofjord in background
A planned development of a part of the Ekeberg area of Oslo has been met with much criticism as it will negatively impact one of the few areas of undeveloped woodland in the city. The local bird club, NOFOA, has been asked to carry out a survey to plot trees of interest such that these can hopefully be preserved. I have been asked to do the survey and today I was out tree watching. The area has a few old and dead trees and a number of these bore evidence of woodpeckers including the rings left by Three-toed Woodpecker but I only heard a single Great Spotted and Green Woodpecker. Otherwsie numerous Blue and Great Tits, a few Crested Tits and many Siskin and Bullfinch. A couple of overflying Crossbills were the avian highlights.