Sunday, June 23, 2019

Ruddy Shelduck (Tadorna ferruginea) - 22Jul2017

This bird was considered a local rarity, and who knows what its deal was.  Its possible it was a released duck but many people had reported it just before I went.




Eurasian Coot (Fulica atra) - 22Jul2016

Its too bad I only found this little gem of a park called Ostenjovannet at the very end of the trip.  Only about 30 minutes from Oslo and chock full of good birds.



Eurasian Reed Warbler (Acrocephalus scirpaceus) - 22Jul2017

These were not easy to find and I found myself wanting better looks.  Photographed at Fornebu, Norway just outside Oslo.





Common Swift (Apus apus) - 22Jul2017

These swifts were flying all over downtown Oslo, Norway but never came very low. Luckily there is really only one likely species.

Eurasian Blackbird (Turdus merula) - 22Jul2017

Somehow this was the only decent photo I came away with of this species after a week in Norway.  I will return!


European Greenfinch (Chloris chloris) - 22Jul2017

I was seeing loads of the immature or female birds in the parks of Oslo and then finally saw this beauty.



Eurasian Blackcap (Sylvia atricapilla) - 22Jul2017

Peekaboo!  This Eurasian Blackcap was not cooperative but enough for a positive ID.  Fornebu, Norway.  One of the Sylviid Warblers.