Whinchats has increased to 6 but that is still low and there are still no Bluethroats although 2 Redstarts were good. A couple of Lesser Whitethroats and 5 Whitethroats were probably locally bred birds but at least added some variety. Two Red-backed Shrikes and a very skulky Wryneck added some class but rarest bird of the days was not one but two House Sparrows and juveniles to boot suggesting local breeding. I cannot remember having seen this species before at Fornebu although my records suggest I have Never-the-less when a House Sparrow makes your day then you know it’s been a dull one!
|They don't come much rarer than this - House Sparrows (gråspurv)|
|there may not have been many of them but one at least did pose for a pic - Willow Warbler (løvsanger)|
|A Lesser Whitethroat (møller) in a berry bush where I had dreamt I would find a Barred Warbler (hauksager)|
|This Red Admiral was nice to see and there were also a couple of small blue butterflies that I don't have the competence to ID to species but butterflies have generally been very scarce this year.|