Unsurprisingly the bird has been very popular but has proven to be a hazardous bird to twitch. Yesterday very high tides turned the peninsular it was frequenting into an island and a number of birders got very wet and one who slipped will be buying a new camera….
I have just had a couple of walks in and around Oslo this weekend in what has been continued fantastic weather. A Redwing was a surprising late record with most clearing out in October and the Great Grey Shrike is still finding conditions to its liking in Maridalen. There was a heavy frost overnight which caused a southerly movement of Pink-footed Goose over Oslo which was heard by the missus early this morning. Normally these geese have left Norway by this time but the mild autumn and lack of snow means they have hung around in various places further north in the country and the birds moving over Oslo this morning were probably from a flock of 1500 that has been feeding in Oppland county just north of here.
|the Great Grey Shrike (varsler) in the same birch tree where I have photographed it on a couple of times previously|
|Siskins (grønnsisik) and Common Redpolls|