Six whooper swans (sangsvane) resting in the bay this morning!
Goldeneye (kvinand) displaying (with great black backed gull /stormåke)
A quick count of this video gave around 1200 jackdaws over the house!
I captured this flock of Jackdaws over the bay yesterday. They glide and soar synchronously through the air and here you see the birds one after one diving in free fall from the sky to land on the beach where they were foraging! They have so much fun!!
There are still a few Canada geese (kanadagås) around, this group of 14 birds was spotted from the house flying towards Torp/Midtsandan yesterday!
This afternoon the biggest flock of Jackdaws (kaie) ever recorded in this area assembled in the field below the house before flying off towards the roost at dusk with hooded crows (kråke)!! Some 1600 birds (counted from the first video)! It’s been around -10C all day today!
I’ve never seen more than 2 great spotted woodpeckers (flaggspett) at one time in the garden, so it was a surprise to see 3 of them around the bird feeder yesterday! Does 3 qualify as a flock?
Look closely and you can see 3 woodpeckers:
Picture taken from the film:
It doesn’t happen very often but the last few days at least 3 waxwings (sidensvans) flew into a window on the house, two of which recovered (have put something in the window to discourage them). Probably discoordinated after partying too hard on fermenting apples :(
I can only remember once finding a dead waxwing next to the house (and on occason there can be up to 1,000 of them in the garden).
A large flock of some 150 jackdaws (kaie) decided to party in the garden this afternoon, then a large flock of over 450 birds appeared over the bay!
I sorted my stored apples yesterday and put out ones that had begun to rot for the waxwings and thrushes outside the kitchen window. This was the scene this morning!