The Arctic Tern is still growing strong but is clearly having to work harder to find food and after giving a close flyby it disappeared towards Oslo.
I gave the Glauc yet another go and allowed myself to get briefly excited by the head (the rest of the bird was hidden) of a large and pale 2nd winter Herring Gull but otherwise there were a couple of hybrid like 1st winters and a striking leucistic adult. This bird is apparently well known amongst the Oslo larophiles and has been given the name Leif apparently a word play on "feil" the Norwegian word for wrong/mistake. My pictures suck but here is a link to much better shot of the same bird from this blog.
|male Bearded Tit (skjeggmeis)|
|the females were a bit shyer|
|Leif the leucistic Herring Gull (gråmåke)|
|Leif again - gets you pulse up a few beats|
|The Arctic Tern (rødnebbterne) was resting on it preferred rock|
|and the flew by close and fast and with the sun behind it (as it usually does)|
|this was the gull that got me going for a bit. I never saw it properly but assume it is a 2nd winter Herring Gull|
|there was some very contrasting light today with heavy clouds and sunlight which made these Mute Swans (knoppsvane) really stand out|