At Huk also caught up with the overwintering Oystercatcher (tjeld) which was feeding on mussels when I saw it and seemed to be in good form. Mid winter records around Oslo are very rare but maybe if we continue with mild winters it will be regular with wintering Oystercatchers?
An interesting record in Oslo today (but not by me) was of a Short-eared Owl (jordugle) seen in flight high over the Botanical Gardens. This is the third record in Oslo since I had one in the neighbours garden in the middle of October and one can wonder whether there is a bird overwintering in the city and finding rodents in gardens and waste areas.
|The closest of today's Little Auks|
|There was incredible light today. Here we see a snow covered Maridalsvannet with a thin layer of mist hanging over it|
|The Oystercatcher at Huk|
|the four seals hauled out on rock|