The sightings and occasional thoughts of an English birder in Oslo
BIRD GUIDING AROUND OSLO
Wednesday, 10 July 2019
One of the highlights (for
me at least) of the drive north from Oslo is stopping to see Red-necked
Phalaropes and with the Beast needing a walk it fitted in well. It is now in
the middle of the breeding season and they become difficult to find but I had three
birds which looked like two males and a female. The males behaved as though they
had nests or young nearby whereas the female was more relaxed as she should be.
Phalaropes, like Dotterel, have sexual role reversal with the female being
brighter plumaged and doing all the chasing. Then after she has laid the eggs
she leaves the incubating and looking after of the young to the male.