In Maridalen today I had Wrynecks singing at three sites all of which I think were males. It is possible that one bird had moved from one sight to another whilst I was there so maybe only the two birds that I have previously heard. Three new summer migrants have arrived: Spotted Flycatcher, Garden Warbler and Icterine Warbler. This means there are not many more to come with for me the only common birds I have yet to see being Marsh Warbler, Swift and Common Rosefinch.
It took me a while to find a Garden Warbler today. Twice I played the song in areas that I usually hold the species and twice a warbler responded and started singing right next to me but both times it was a male Blackcap – no wonder I have problems separating these two species on song when they clearly struggle themselves.
On the lake I only saw one Black-throated Diver on the lake but assume there is a bird on a nest (I had previously thought two pairs would breed but now it looks like it is just the usual single pair). The Lapwing situation seems to be a pair nesting a Skjerven and Kirkeby and a pair establishing themselves at Nes (after failing at Skjerven?).
|singing male Icterine Warbler (gulsanger)|
|male Blackcap (munk) and not a Garden Warbler (hagesanger)|
|but this out of focus bird is a Garden Warbler|
|first Spotted Fly (gråfluesnapper) of the year|
|Willow Warblers (løvsanger) are surprisingly numerous this year after being so scarce on autumn passage last year|
And here isa short video of the Wryneck singing. You can also hear Spotted Fly, Willow Warbler, Siskin and Pied Fly.