Whilst enjoying a song off between three Blackcaps (munk) we discovered a Wren’s (gjerdesmett) nest which was a ball of moss hanging from a crack in a rock – a fantastic construction in a bizarre and open locality. Reed Warblers (rørsanger) showed very well but Marsh Warbler (myrsanger) of which there is now a pair did not show openly. Nearby though two male Whitethroats (tornsanger) were fighting for territory and gave great views.
In Maridalen two red male Common Rosefinches (rosenfink) were going around together, a pair of Pied Flycatchers (svarthvit fluesnapper) showed well, two young Goshawks (hønsehauk) were surprisingly well grown and the four Whooper Swan (sangsvane) cygnets were being well cared for by their parents. And that was just a fraction of what we saw – Oslo is at is best right now.
|Slavonian Grebe (horndykker) at Østensjøvannet|
|Tufted Ducks many helping hands for a brood of 4 youngsters (only 1 in shot)|
|singing male Whitethroat (tornsanger)|
|Willow Warbler (løvsanger)|
|Wren's (gjerdesmett) nest|
|Goshawk youngster stretching its wings|