As usual my weekend was not spent birding but it looks like a number of people were out at Fornebu looking the Firecrest but there were no reports of it after Thursday afternoon. This was just the sort of motivation I needed to visit Fornebu today J It took quite a bit of work but eventually I found him about 400m away from where he was on Wednesday and Thursday. He was all alone and feeding mostly on the floor. There were a couple of Goldcrests not too far away and these were feeding 3-4 metres up in bushes and calling quite a lot whereas their cousin made very little noise. He was quite confiding but there were far too many twigs in the way to get any decent pictures and I had to use manual focus all the time.
Bearded Tits were calling in two of the reedbeds and there were four calling Water Rails in total one of which showed itself on two occasions. A calling Chiffchaff from a reedbed was quite a surprise but if a Firecrest can survive then a Chiffchaff should also manage to.
|spot the bird|
|was again feeding on the ground|
|I did manage one OK picture - Firecrest (rødtoppfuglekonge)|
|a male Green Woodpecker (grønnspett) that has been at Fornebu for a while now|
|when I first saw this bird I thought it was a strange female House Sparrow (gråspurv) with a prominent neck collar|
|but the grey bib and dark cheek smudge plus reddy brown colours in the crown reveal the Tree Sparrow (pilfink) genes|
|female hybird House Sparrow x Tree Sparrow|