Views from the lake Østensjøvannet nature reserve in Oslo May 10 – 13 2015. Now more chicks seen, several from coots and also more goslings. Grebes and swans still at nests checking on the eggs. Here some views at the B swans nest , both having B in their collar. They are predicted having hatching very soon by local bird interested people.
I knew that rain was possible when I visited lake Østensjøvannet today June 3 2012 evening. Umbrella was with me and showed to be useful when a sudden rain hit the lake area. I first went to the east side and got some scenes from the wind making nice waves on the surface, swans swimming northwards. A swan with cygnets close to the high green grass and trees also was seen. When I was on my way to the west side a great show of rainbows painted the sky. The swan 96B and her neighbour more north still on the nest.
May 30 2012 noon at lake Østensjøvannet, scenes from my walking northwards at the eastern lake road where seen a swan couple with two cygnets and another with more small ones . A Great Crested Grebe also. Also a view of a moor at 4:58 a project going on in cooperation with authorities FM and ØVV (Friends of lake Østensjøvannet ) and area also adopted by a near by school Østensjø skole. Back again on the west side, the swan nest in the moorhen area, no swan on the nest, the same swan pair with two cygnets are seen heading for the east side, the swan 96B still on the nest in the south.
A morning visit to the lake Østensjøvannet May 28 2012. A little distant north of the moorhen area a duck with her small ones. In the moorhen swan area the swan nest was quite a few minutes without swans, in this area a magpie was very close to the nest. The moorhen as usual present. At the 96B nest no change, still on nest, other swan waiting in the water. I am beginning to have same thought about this as my fellow bird interested photographer who said the 96B began first with nest and have been there longest time and maybe the earlier high water level has interfered with normal development.