I’ve grown burdock on the balcony this year, the favourite wild winter food of goldfinches (stillits) and greenfinches (grønnfink). I can then watch them feeding from my desk :)
They’ve been absent for some time apart from a single bird occasionally. A flock of 6 birds were in the garden most of yesterday:
1) …with Yellowhammers (gulspurv), tree sparrows (pilfink) and house sparrow (gråspurv)
2) ……with greenfinch and yellowhammers (grønnfink og gulspurv)
3) …with a nuthatch doing neck exercises (taken from a film)
Greenfinches (grønnfink) enjoying the sunshine in the garden with a few yellowhamers (gulspurv) amongst the aspen (osp) buds!
Breakfast in the garden, and a Siberian Nutcracker landed in the tall spruce tree, followed by a greenfinch…
Today is forecast to be the year’s warmest, 27C, already close to 20C at 7am!
Following up on yesterday’s film, here we see a greenfinch trying to take morcels of seed from a hawfinch (kjernebiter)..I saw this several times today and yesterday…it happens very quickly, but a still picture (below) seems to show the greenfinch’s beak inside the beak of the hawfinch and the greenfinch is pushed away..
A small flock of waxwings in the garden briefly this afternoon