Greenfinches feasting on goatsbeard (geitskjegg) (Tragopogon pratensis) seeds this morning!
11pm last night and I opened the bedroom door onto the balcony and a common gull (fiskemåke) decided I was a bit too close to its chick that was somewhere in the neighbourhood and started shouting at me, even landing on the balcony!! I think they had a nest on one of the houses on the hill above me for the first time this year!
Young hooded crow (kråke) on a spruce tree in the garden!
Woken at 4:15 by a newly arrived garden warbler (hagesanger) (or is it just a blackcap?) singing at full throttle in the garden (sorry about the focus, I was half asleep and didn’t notice!). A few minutes later the sun rose as fishermen motored out onto the still fjord.
We’re enjoying record warm days for the first half of May….today is the 5th day above 20C…. enjoying an early breakfast in the garden …..and I can hear new arrivals whitethroat (tornsanger) and lesser whitethroat (møller) singing…
Chiffchaff (gransanger) in the garden yesterday doing her ancient traditional dance…
There was a big arrival of African migrants in the night and this morning I registered my first pied flycatcher (svarthvit fluesnapper) singing in the garden, a group of 5 swallows (låvesvale) hunting insects and a willow warbler singing and flycatching!
Starlings (stær) are now established in one of the 35+ year old nest boxes…and a dunnock (jernspurv) has been singing its heart out at the top of a spruce tree!’
A starling singing in the garden this morning
A distant redwing (rødvingetrost) in full song today (high volume required)!