Wednesday, 16 November 2016


Today saw a return to grey conditions and an overnight frost left the roads very icy. On Maridalsvannet the Scaup seem to have moved on althought the 3 Tufted Duck were still present as were 3 Common Scoter, and most surpisingly 2 Great Crested Grebes which are very scarce here. A flock of 12 Whooper Swans contained only a single youngster.

I went searching for Hawk Owls in Nittedal which is the large valley to the east of Maridalen but only found a Great Grey Shrike for my troubles. I also checked out the rubbish tip at Alna but found only Herring Gulls (Per Buertange had an inland Glaucous Gull yesterday so hopefully one will soon turn up in Oslo).

The few pictures I took today bare witness to how murky it was so I have also published a video from yesterdays fog of the ducks on Maridalsvannet.
Great Crested Grebes (toppdykker)

Maridalens Great Grey Shrike (varsler) is still hanging on

and a flock of Long-tailed Tits (stjertmeis) put in an appearance

Whooper Swans (sangsvane)

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