First thing this morning I was in a TV studio with Bjørn Olav Tveit being interviewed about jealousy in a birding context. After being cut and clipped beyond recognition the footage will appear in a humoristic programme about strange forms of jealousy. I’m not sure I actually want to see the final output.....
I just had time to check out the action in Maridalen and found there was not much happening. A group of Wood Pigeons (ringdue) flying over included a Stock Dove (skogdue) and on the water a male Teal (krikkand) was a surprise given I had none yesterday amongst all the other wildfowl. Woodpeckers our now becoming very vocal with Great Spotted, Green and Black revealing themselves today.
|Drumming Great Spotted Woodpecker (flaggspett)|
|Mute Swan (knoppsvane) - are they going to stay and breed on Maridalsvannet for the first time?|
|male Teal (krikkand) and female Mallard (stokkand)|
Here are a couple of videos from yesterday.
The first one shows the Bewick’s Swan (dvergsvane) alongside Whooper and Mute Swans and the second shows the fabalis and rossicus Bean Geese. The more I look at the (poor) footage and pictures of the rossicus at the end of the film I wonder whether I have misidentified a Pink-footed Goose but through the scope I had no doubts as to the ID. It just looks so small in the video....I await to see what others report this weekend.