The Great Grey Shrike was the best bird and some feathers/fur stuck to the end of its bill showed it had recently had breakfast.
At Fornebu I put out food for the Water Rail but only managed to attract a Jay and Blue and Great Tits so there were no pictures to improve on yesterday’s terrible attempt. Beardies were calling very close to the path but once again I failed to see any. Wrens have been noticeable by their absence during my last few visits and have probably been negatively affected by the cold.I found tracks in the snow in both Storøykilen and Koksa which resembled Water Rail but looked too large and would appear to be from Pheasant.
|Looking up towards Mellomkollen from Maridalen|
|the 2cy Great Grey Shrike forgot to clean his face after breakfast|
|male Common Crossbill (grankorsnebb)|
|Pheasant tracks. Compare to Water Rail tracks here|
|this picture is from Storøykilen yesterday when the sea water was incredibly high and had completely flooded the reedbed on the seaward side|