1. Nuthatch and Great spotted woodpecker atop a spruce tree
2. My handsome grey red squirrel disappears up the tree with a grunt
3. I had a rodent visitor in the night on the balcony on the second floor outside my bedroom…it had climbed up through the Clematis
4. Redpolls with several others
5. Long-tailed tits
6. Bully Robin!
Marsh tit (løvmeis)
Yellowhammers (gulspurv), part of a flock of 11 birds with a brambling (bjørkefink)
Hawfinch (kjernebiter) with nuthatch (spettmeis) at the end!
Bird diversity in snow
Fieldfare (gråtrost) in snow
Over 50 bramblings (bjørkefink) under the bird feeder this morning!
House sparrows (a flock of 25 taking turns on the bird feeder), with brambling and hawfinch (gråspurv, bjørkefink og kjernebiter):
Great spotted woodpecker (flaggspett):
A flock of 10 bramblings (bjørkefink) and 3 chaffinches in the garden this morning. They were also taking kale (Brassica oleracea) seed (second film). I hadn’t noticed this before! A plan then to grow kale seed for the finches in future..
It’s about as like winter England as it gets here this morning, grey and drizzling….so nice to have a flock of 17 goldfinches (stillits) brightening up the day and lots of other birds too!
Robin (rødstrupe) with brambling (bjørkefink)
There was also a flock of 100 waxwings feeding in the garden, nuthatches and a treecreeper…Malvik is bird paradise at this time of year!
A brambling and chiffchaff / willow warbler joined me for breakfast as did a flock of starlings feeding in birch trees…
A flock of some 30 bramblings (bjørkefink) were breakfasting in the garden this morning :)
It was difficult to concentrate at the weekend as there was so much happening outside the living room window…here’s a selection of still pictures and videos of birds eating wild food and at and under the bird feeder!
Blackbird / svarttrost
Tree sparrow (pilfink) with greenfinch (grønnfink)
Redpolls (gråsisik) feeding on nettle seed
Fieldfare (gråtrost) on (rotten) apple
Rear view of Hawfinch (kjernebiter)
A robin (rødstrupe) payed a short visit, here with house sparrows (gråspurv) and goldfinch (stillits)
Still picture seemingly showing the greenfinch beak in the powerful hawfinch beak..
Edibles & ornamental plants