Down by the sea the wind was fairly fresh with white tops to the waves but there was no sign of any arrival of seabirds. Scanning I had a Hobby flying towards Nessoden and offshore from Bygdøy there were a few Commic Terns feeding. After about 30 minutes of scanning I picked up a skua which is always a kick. Although distant it soon became apparent this was a dark morph juvenile Long-tailed Skua (and quite possibly Andreas's bird from a week ago). I saw it on and off over the next hour as it searched for food almost like a small gull. It covered large areas and went very close to land at Huk (would have given a nice photo opp!), Nessoden and Halden Brygge but not where I was. It was a dainty bird and when it occasionally flew into the wind its slender wings gave it a shearwater like jizz.
A Fulmar that spent most of its time on the water was the only true displaced seabird but 5 Knot and a calling Barwit flying past were some quality.
|Dark morph juv Long-tailed Skua (fjello) Here the long, slender wings giving a shearwater jizz can be seen. Note also the long tail|
|flying close past Halden Brygge. Here the underwing of the left wing is visible with extensive white and the over wing of the right wing is visible with just some white on the outermost primaries (honestly...)|
|In Oslo, flying between Bygdøy and Nakholmen at ca. 2km range|
|another jizz photo showing how dainty it was|
|about to give Nessoden a flyby|
|The Barwit (lappsove) that flew over my head calling|
|and a Fulmar (havhest)|