It really is quiet at the moment on the bird front. Summer migrants have all left but there are very few exciting winter birds around. The Pygmy Owls in Maridalen don’t seem to be around anymore with a bird I saw early on Saturday morning the last sighting.
There have been some reports of large flocks of Pine Grosbeaks and Waxwings in the north of the country over the last few days so there is a chance that both these species will filter down to Oslo.
At Fornebu there are still Bearded Tits in two of the reedbeds but they are hard to find. A Chiffchaff called once with a call reminiscent of a tristis but I never saw or heard the birds again.
|a sleepy Pygmy Owl (spurveugle)|
|lots of Redpolls (gråsisik) around but can't find any northern white clinal ones among them|
|this large female Sparrowhawk (spurvehauk) had a bit of the Goshawk about her|