It clouded over during the afternoon and there even was a flurry of snow but this didn’t stop Pink-footed Geese migrating with 6 flocks totalling 880 during the course of half an hour. I also had three Buzzards up in the air and a 2cy Goshawk hunting Wood Pigeons (this was different to yesterday’s bird as it was not missing a primary).
I also revisited Østensjøvannet and connected with the male Pochard this time – probably helped that the frost had caused a significant reduction in the areas of open water.
|One of 8 Lapwings (vipe) in Maridalen today. This one is a male. In the morning four territorial birds were on the fields at Skjerven and another four were on the ice nearby. In the afternoon seven of the birds were feeding on the fields at Kirkeby|
|and a female|
|here three males together|
|one of today's 6 flocks of Pink-footed Geese (kortnebbgås)|
|the male Pochard (taffeland) at Østensjøvannet with 2 male Teal (krikkand)|
|Tree Sparrow (pilfink) in Maridalen|
|can you see the Wood Pigeon taken through the snow flurry? Taken with 500mm|
|the same view using the camera on my phone - the snow is barely noticeable|
|the fields at Kirkeby in the rain. There are yet to be any large numbers of birds here|
|male Common Crossbill (grankorsnebb)|
|a female down on the road - looking for grit?|
|the stain on the breast of the shrike suggests he had just had a bloody breakfast|