Sunday, 14 September 2014


After our disappointing visit to Håbu (Hvaler) on Friday it was a bit annoying to see that yesterday there were 10,000 migrating Chaffinches (bokfink) in a couple of hours plus Woodlarks (trelerke) and a few other scarce birds. The winds yesterday were from the north east whereas on Friday were from the west - this I think is the crucial factor at this site.

Today I had a walk around Østensjøvannet with two 19 year olds in tow. Two Pintail (stjertand) joining in the scrum for bread with the local Mallards (stokkand) was the highlight.

Pintail (stjertand). I assume these are 1st calendar year birds although to be honest I'm not entirely sure how you tell-

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