We enjoyed the owl at fairly close range (had to respect the privacy of the householders) but in typical Hawkie style it did precious little other than have the odd scratch.
After this we visited Presterødkilen, Tønsberg where we had close views of Smew, Scaup and Goshawk. We tried for Waxwing in Horten amongst all the misteltoe berries but had to be content with a Mistle Thrush.
The day ended with close and prolonged views of the Great Grey Shrike in Maridalen and everyone was happy J
|Hawk Owl - a lifer for David|
|and a bit closer|
|2cy Goshawk and a male judging by its size in comparison to the Hooded Crow. A shame I focused on the wrong bird|
|the bird is ringed probably making it the same bird as photographed here earlier in the winter|
|Grey Heron - arty shot?|
|female Scaup (bergand) with Tufted Ducks (toppand) Presterødkilen|
|female Smew (lappfiskand) Presterødkilen|
|Tree Sparrow (pilfink)|
|Maridalen GG Shrike - a nice way to finish the day|