Of course if you use long enough time then you do see something. I had two patch year ticks in the form of Linnet and a very rare Collared Dove (only my second record on the patch). A flock of 150 Pink-footed Geese headed north and a Crane had joined a flock of 15 Greylags also heading north.
There were still two pairs if Black-throated Divers on the lake and they even sang a bit. Another bird flew over calling.
The good light did bring out the best in the new camera and close brick licking Common Crossbills and a Twite resulted in some pictures and (hand-held) video that I am happy with. I also witnessed a pair of Long-tailed Tits collecting feathers from the remains of a dead (presumably at the talons of a Goshawk) Wood Pigeon which they then flew off with to their nest (which I didn’t manage to locate as the birds flew surprisingly far).
|there was also a male Linnet (tornirisk) which is a scarce visitor to Maridalen each year in April|
|one of a pair of Long-tailed Tits (stjertmeis) that were collecting feathers from the remains of a Wood Pigeon|
|only my second ever Collared Dove (tyrkerdue) in Maridalen|
|looking over Nesbukta in Maridalen which is still frozen except for a small open area where the river runs in|
|Two male Crossbills (grankorsnebb). I will have a separate post with video of them brick licking|