It’s best to keep your distance when there’s a red squirrel nearby. Given the chance, a squirrel will take birds.
With bramblings (bjørkefink), tree and house sparrows (pilfink og gråspurv).
I also grow Viburnum opulus (krossved) near to the house. This is an uncommon wild species around here. The berries aren’t the first choice for waxwings (sidensvans), but keep the birds around later in the year as they start on them as soon as other berries they prefer are gone. These berries are now gone (a flock of 300 birds doesn’t take long).
Here the waxwings join a large flock of bramblings (bjørkefink) and a few other species at the feeding station.
As two years ago, large numbers of bramblings (bjørkefink) are overwintering here. This is probably related to it being a beech mast year (bøkefrø). There’s a large copper beech in the neighbour’s garden and it was full of mast. No surprise then that there’s a flock of up to 20 bramblings in the garden:
Every day there’s something different birdwise to see in the garden. This morning, a flock of some 20 siskins (grønnsisik) were looking for crumbs under the feeder, but they were soon gone again! (together with bramblings / bjørkefink and redpolls / gråsisik in the videos)
Edibles & ornamental plants