Eary yesterday morning I was guiding as a birthday present to a lucky mum J
I had intended on a walk around Maridalen but decided that the spring hadn’t come far enough there so chose the barmier climate of Bygdøy. Here there were a lot of birds but early on it was perhaps a touch too cold for insect eaters and it was only towards the end that we had a lot of activity. Chiffchaffs are now quite numerous but a Wood Warbler was very early and most unexpected although a male Blackcap, also my first of the year, was expected. The flood waters are unfortunately receding and just held a handful of Teal and Green Sandpipers.
Rain is forecast for tomorrow morning and we will have a period of southerly winds all of which gives me a good feeling J
|My first (and Oslo's) Wood Warbler (bøksanger) of the year and the earliest EVER record for Oslo and Akershus in Artsobservasjoner by 2 days|
|the first Blackcap (munk) of the year also deserves documenting|
|this Goldcrest (fuglekonger) showed well. Goldcrests seem to have survived the winter in OK numbers but Wrens (gjerdesmett) definitely have not and we only had a single singing bird on Bygdøy where I would normally have expected double figures|