Til Storøya og tilbake

On 9th May 2020, took place Global Big Day. On this day ornithologist and birdwatchers going to observe different species of birds in their habitats. Later they upload all the observation to the eBird database. This day also helps to bring into focus problems related to conservation of Aves and to gather funds necessary to protect them.

On my first Global Big Day in Oslo, in which I fully participate, I decided to go for the long morning walk and observe birds while I walked. I started my walk in Vækerøparken.

I observed there several species of birds. When I walk a narrow path leading to the shore, I was surprised by a hooded crow (Corvus cornix). It landed just before my backs and started to look on me with curiosity.

Later, I walk to Lysaker and followed a road near the harbour.

I walked to the pier. There, I had a luck to observe beautiful and nimble Arctic terns (Sterna paradisaea), which flew nearly above my head. Every year these amazing birds are fling thousands of kilometres from the Northern Hemisphere to Antarctica. I was a wonderful experience to see them in the wild for the first time.

I also observed two pairs of red-breasted merganser (Mergus serrator).

Later, I walk to Fornebu, where I observed and photographed another nice species of birds.

Close to the building of Equinor, I saw flock of barnacle geese (Branta leucopsis) and greylag geese (Anser anser).

Later, I decided to explore estate located close to the eastern shore of Snarøya.

In Snarøya (in bay in which is Sandholmen isle), I observed and photographed another nice species of birds.

There, I observed a pair of common shelduck (Tadorna tadorna) swimming close to a shore. It was my first time when I saw these birds in the wild!

Later, I decided to explore a beautiful and big park in Storøya. It is a very nice and peaceful place full of meadows and paths in the forest, which are perfect for a walk or relax. After a while spent in this nice area, I decided to walk back.

It was a wonderful experience to walk in the early morning, to hear and observe different species of birds and to enjoy beautiful areas in the western Oslo.

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