Day 4 of my guiding of Lotti and Detlef on Thursday was in Maridalen. The Three-toed Woodpeckers showed impeccably well but we then had a great disappointment when I discovered that the Red-breasted Flycatcher nest had fallen down. Whether it was a predator (squirrel or Great Spotted Woodpecker) or the wind is unknown but there was no trace of any remains of eggs or young to be found and no adult birds made their presence known to us.
Today a quick visit to the nest area revealed the male whose behaviour suggested that the female may well have been sitting on a new clutch somewhere nearby but only time will tell if they have made a new breeding attempt.
Here are my pictures and video from this week. There are some pretty good birds in the video although the weather and hand holding (including of the bazooka after the battery went flat on the superzoom) have left their mark.
|Siberian Jay (lavskrike)|
|male Brambling (bjørkefink)|
|female Dotterel (boltit)|
|Great Grey Owl (lappugle)|
|Great Snipe (dobbeltbekkasin)|
|Two Hawk Owls|
|Reindeer crossing Valdresflye|
|female Yellow Wagtail|