Despite the deep snow, a yellowhammer (gulspurv) was intent on defending its territory against a second singing male behind me (stopped just as the video starts)
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!
With deep even snow covering all the fields, grain eaters are hungry. I put out some grain and rolled oats today and it didn’t take long for 50 yellowhammers (gulspurv) to turn up for lunch! But, grain attracts also crows, just as hungry just now!
Two videos of birds that usually feed on the ground, today on the bird feeder….it was windy and not much competition from other birds!
1. Yellowhammer (gulspurv)
2. Robin (rødstrupe)
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
A small flock of waxwings (sidensvans) appeared today and the second fieldfare (gråtrost) didn’t tolerate them trying to steal the apples
A large flock of up to 35 yellowhammers (gulspurv) appreciated me putting out oat flakes (havregryn)
…and this Fieldfare (gråtrost) sat and defended these apples pretty much the whole weekend!