Well, it's been a while since I've gotten my act together to post something here, so with spring on the way, perhaps I'll try and find energy anew and be somewhat more active here.
I dragged myself out of bed at 8am today, a public holiday in Norway to venture to a local lake by the name of Østensjøvannet on the east side of town. It's about this time of year that the local birds are getting together in efforts to make fertilised easter eggs.
The two birds above, Great Crested Grebes, are a pair and were doing their avian version of a song and a dance. It's been reported that they have started mating but today when she presented herself, your man above was somewhat lazy.
The Tufted Ducks were having a hoot flirting, but I think they're a bit behind the Great Crested Grebes in the consumating their marriage and seemed happy enough having a splash.
All in all, it was worth getting out of bed at what I consider to be the crack of dawn on a public holiday to see a some lovely birds. Come on Spring!