Saturday, 12 April 2014

A stolen hour

At breakfast my youngest three times said she had seen a flock of birds out of the window. I didn’t see the first flock, the second was some gulls and the third was 100 Pink-footed Geese (kortnebbgås) heading north. I therefore had a feeling that there was some movement today but a report of 2600 Pink-footed Geese on Maridalsvannet early this morning was quite astonishing.

My birding was limited to an hour in the rain late afternoon and there were hundreds of thrushes on the fields in Maridalen including one Ring Ouzel (ringtrost) but not the big flocks of geese or ducks I hoped for with just 60 odd Pink-feet resting on the lake. The times they are exciting though!

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