What was supposed to be overnight rain that would hasten the thaw ended up being overnight snow but during the day temperatures rose to 9C and with a strong sun there was a net reduction of snow during the day but there is still a lot… At the church ruins in Maridalen I went up to my thigh in “rotten” snow.
|Lapwong (vipe) in Maridalen. The very long crest plumes show it to be a male|
|the Lapwing was exploiting this cleared horse field|
|the view from the church ruins in Maridalen, stills with lots of snow|
|Pink-footed Geese over Bygdøy. I had 4 flocks in close succession and thought it would be a big day but everything then stopped probably because the head winds were too strong. Anyone care to count them for me?|
|I could only find one Purple Sand (fjæreplytt) at Bygdøy today but chose to allow others to get good photos in much better light|
|a small group of Waxwings (sidensvans) in Maridalen was a surprise and they seemed to be fly catching at times|