Easter in South-eastern Norway

A week of very rewarding birding in the south of Norway. First stop was at Nesodden outside Oslo, where a Black-throated Thrush was guesting a feeder for more than a week.

A few days later the alarm went of; a Baikal Teal was found near Skien and attracted a load of birders the following days. Only a few miles away, an immature Ring-billed Gull was performing nicely.

In our local patch on the Islands south of T√łnsberg by the Oslofjord, April comes with early migrants such as Mistle Trush, Chiffchaff, White Wagtail, Goldcrest, Wheatear, and the first huge flocks of Pink-footed Geese heading North.

Of the more uncommon sightings was a female Stonechat.