Three others including Messrs Gullberg and Zakariassen were already staking out the bird but it wasn’t a difficult one to pick out. It was with a handful of Common Eider less than 100m offshore and it looked like they wanted to come close into shore presumably to feed on mussels so I would imagine that there are some very good photo opportunities waiting to be had if the bird hangs around and the weather brightens up. But what a bird. OK, I’ve seen them before in Varanger in large flocks, in great light and in amazing landscapes but an adult male a stones throw from Oslo Centre was not something I was expecting.
It gave me another opportunity to put the new camera through its paces but that jury is still out....
|taken with 65x optical zoom uncropped|
|65x optical zoom and cropped slightly|
|uncropped using digital zoom (not sure what is was but over 100x)|
|65x optical zoom uncropped|
The still pictures might need some perfecting but the video seems to be very good