The sightings and occasional thoughts of an English birder in Oslo
BIRD GUIDING AROUND OSLO
Friday, 1 June 2012
Teachers strike again today but the girls liked the idea of going to Maridalen. It was quite chilly today with a northerly wind blowing but we saw all the good birds: Red-backed Shrike (tornskate), Wryneck (vendehals), Common Rosefinch (rosenfink) heard singing and the Tawny Owl (kattugle) which allowed me my best pictures of him so far.
Wryneck singing outside nesting hole
In the evening a Common Tern (makrellterne) hawking insects over Maridalsvannet was a long awaited patch tick.