BIRD GUIDING AROUND OSLO

Tuesday, 21 January 2014

Little reward



A three hour and 10km walk around Maridalen in lightly falling snow revealed surprisingly few birds and the camera stayed warm and safe in my back pack. A total of 11 Great Spotted Woodpeckers (flaggspett) was more than I had expected but surprisingly these were the only woodpecker species that revealed itself. It is still too early for drumming so most were located by hearing them tapping as they searched for food.

In the garden a Robin (rødstrupe) has turned up which is the first for the year and a Yellowhammer (gulspurv) and Bullfinch (dompap) dropped in alongside at least three different Blackbirds (svarttrost). What would be nice to find now would be an overwintering Blackcap (munk) which I have only had twice before over the last decade.

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