I followed a similar route to yesterday but was rewarded with the Pygmy Owl again in Maridalen. At Fornebu I again heard Beardies and also a Reed Bunting today but highlight was seeing a Water Rail feeding in one of the areas of open water although it was very obscured by vegetation. There was a fair amount of singing today including from Jay, Bullfinch, Great Tit and Blue Tit.I visited the rubbish dump at Alna today where at the weekend a new Caspian Gull was found and incredibly this was a ringed bird and was the same bird that had overwintered last year (most often seen at Langvannet) but that has as far as I know not been reported in the meantime. I failed to find either of the Caspos or anything else interesting but there were 300 odd Herring Gulls and also 22 Great Black-backs (usually I only see around 5 or 6 here) so there was plenty of birds to go through.
|Pygmy Owl (spurveugle)|
|Pygmy Owls have eyes in the back of their heads!|
|but it doesn't need to have eyes in the back of its head when it can turn the head through 180 degrees|
|Robin (rødstrupe) in the garden|
|male Bullfinch (dompap) at Fornebu|
|just about recognisable as a Water Rail (vannrikse)|