A large flock of around 800 Jackdaws (kaie) soared playfully above the bay this afternoon in the cold air (approaching a week of sub-zero C temperatures), probably put up by a hawk…and waxwings in the garden seemed to be being entertained by the performance!
A quick count of this video gave around 1200 jackdaws over the house!
I captured this flock of Jackdaws over the bay yesterday. They glide and soar synchronously through the air and here you see the birds one after one diving in free fall from the sky to land on the beach where they were foraging! They have so much fun!!
This afternoon the biggest flock of Jackdaws (kaie) ever recorded in this area assembled in the field below the house before flying off towards the roost at dusk with hooded crows (kråke)!! Some 1600 birds (counted from the first video)! It’s been around -10C all day today!
A large flock of some 150 jackdaws (kaie) decided to party in the garden this afternoon, then a large flock of over 450 birds appeared over the bay!
A flock of some 150 jackdaws were having fun this morning playing acrobatics in the wind!
1 and 2. Part of a flock counted from videos of 310 Jackdaws (kaie) resting in the bay on 23rd March with about 100 hooded crows (kråke)
3. A large flock of about 250 Jackdaws flew over this afternoon
Jackdaws (kaie) coming in for landing below the house in the bay! It’s a hard winter for them with continuous snow cover!
Blue tit (blåmeis) singing
Jackdaws (kaie) resting
Female blackbird (svarttrost)