Oslo city centre
one is short on time there are a
few places one can visit close to the city centre. The area around the
Opera house can
attract a lot of gulls - Norway's first Pallas's Gull was found here -
along with a selection of the commoner ducks. The nearby "Middle Age
Park" has a small area of fresh water where birds sometimes congregate.
Some migrants drop in here from time to time. A Peregrine is often
present here - especially during the winter months.
"seafront", January 2015
- there is a large flock of gulls sitting on the ice in this picture
Another locality is the Botanic Gardens. A surprising range of species
can be seen here - Hawfinch being one of the regulars. In the autumn
and winter Waxwings and other migrants pass through - there are plenty
of berries in the area.
There is a variety
of accomodation available in the area.
Norway's first Pallas's Gull, Oslo opera house, August 2014
This Long-eared Owl was photographed
near Oslo on a dull and wet day in March 2015.
The above picture was taken with a DSLR using a 400mm tele lens but
I also used this opportunity to test out a Nikon Coolpix superzoom -
information and books
Links to other websites covering Oslo can be found below:
is surprisingly easy to see a
variety of wildlife close to the city
Deer and Fox are the commonest
species at Fornebu.
I have come across in and
around Oslo are Common Lizard and Slow Worm