BIRD GUIDING AROUND OSLO

Tuesday, 30 October 2012

Long-tailed Tit


Today was a day of minus temperatures, blue skies, no wind and perfect light. Only trouble was I couldn’t find the Grosbeaks again. I checked many places and walked two hours in 30cm deep snow in the forests but didn’t find any. It was strangely quiet with absolutely no finches not even overflying Siskins (grønnsisik). The forests didn’t reveal anything else (no grouse or woodpeckers) except a group of three Long-tailed Tits (stjertmeis)that were suddenly right by me and then just as quickly gone leaving me with this one slightly out of focus picture. The white-headed Scandinavian birds really are smart!

Long-tailed Tit (stjertmeis)

One of the feeding stations in Maridalen has now quite a few birds including this Crested Tit (toppmeis) which I captured whilst eating and you can see its toungue whilst it discards the shell of the seed. Also three Red Squirrels here which always make a nice subject.

Crested Tit

On Maridalsvannet the Whooper Swan (sangsvane) family is hanging on and gave some nice pictures in challenging light.
Whooper Swan family





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