Friday was properly cold. Mid-morning in Maridalen and the thermometer in the car showed -11C. Maridalsvannet is too deep to freeze over so quickly but Østensjøvannet was 99% frozen when I drove past. There was no real sign of any cold weather movement of birds but in Maridalen a very hungry looking Pygmy Owl was hunting from wires in the middle of the day and may well have been finding things tough.
Somebody visited the King Eider in a boat on Thursday (see my previous post) and you can click here to see what it really looks like now.
|Pygmy Owl (spurveugle)|