who became the third species in 3 days to sing to me! Sat under the old gnarled birch tree in the garden having breakfast this morning and I was joined by this chaffinch (bokfink) :)
A chaffinch (bokfink) in full song this beautiful morning. This is the normal time for chaffinches to return here, although a small number do overwinter. I also heard a short snatch of chiffchaff (gransanger) song on Saturday, earlier than normal.
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
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!
On the way to work this morning my first singing Icterine warbler / gulsanger of 2016 at Leangenbukta. The warbler is heard at the beginning with a chaffinch/ bokfink and is then swamped by a singing redwing / rødvingetrost with a willow warbler/løvsanger and blackcap /munk in the mix too.