BIRD GUIDING AROUND OSLO

Friday, 3 July 2015

Lapland Bunting

A visit today to Vinstri Lake produced some of the birds that I have been missing namely Yellow Wagtail and Bluethroat although neither were numerous. A male Lapland Bunting showed ridiculously well and back at our cabin Yellowhammer and Willow Warbler were also very photogenic.

this male Lapland Bunting (lappspurv) ended a song flight on a fence post right by me




Willow Warbler (løvsanger)

with food for young

here singing with a mouth full of food
I am awaiting confirmation from experts in leaf warblers but it looks like this bird will be Norway's first record of the east-asian Semi-crowned Warbler (phylloscopus beito) - watch this space !

male Yellowhammer (gulspurv)- note the shape of the lower mandible

pair of Cranes (trane) - for the second time I have seen a pair of Cranes walking around in a manner suggesting they had young in tow but without me seeing any young although if they were very small then they may not have been visible in the vegetation


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