The largest recorded jackdaw (kaie) flock this year in this area seen from the house this afternoon, some 750 birds (yes, I counted!) in two groups over Malvikodden and the bay.
Although not as many as before Xmas there are still flocks of waxwings (sidensvans) around, more than normal at this time of year. Usually, most have left by now! Yesterday, they were eating hawthorn (hagtorn) berries, their last choice.
In July, I forecast it was going to be a good year for the birds with exceptional flowering of birch, lime, rowan, maples and other trees (http://www.edimentals.com/blog/?p=22951)
At the moment there are large numbers of redpolls (gråsisik) in the garden and with no snow they are able to feed on the ground.
I think this hawfinch (kjernebiter) gradually realises it’s being watched :)
At last, a flock of 5 goldfinches were on my balcony feeding on burdock (borre) that I planted there two years ago in a large pot with the purpose of attracting them closer!
A large flock of over 300 redpolls (gråsisik) in the garden today!
Two goldfinches were on the bird feeder today. So far this winter I’d only seen on natural food – burdock (Arctium seeds).
Around 700 jackdaws (kaie) over the house this afternoon!
Norsk: Svarttrost, gråtrost, rødstrupe, munk, sidensvans og rødvingetrost!