Wish I could say Spring was here for real, but there has been night frost, low temperatures and northern winds lately. That said, the early migratory birds are showing up and the blackbirds and robins are singing.
A surprisingly wintery February, that in the last week exploded into Spring (+10C degrees in Stockholm and a record +17 in the south east).
Another wet, dreary, Covid-restricted month.
Another trip down to the south east of Sweden and Brantevik. A short stop outside Alvesta on the way.
A road trip took us southward for a week in Brantevik, Österlen with short visits in Alvesta and Gusum. We kept our social distancing, except for the birds of course.
An unusually warm April got me out in nature a lot. Temperatures peaked at 20C, but now at the end of the month there is sleet. Here in Sweden we are encouraged to enjoy nature, despite the Corona virus, but to keep social distance – perfect for birding. The Tuesday club has been postponed, as has all other events.
Another almost snow free winter with mild temperatures. Now, in March, I have started visiting the bird areas that are a bit more remote (but still in the wider Stockholm area). The early migrants are starting to appear.
Skata (Pica pica; Eurasian magpie)
Nötskrika (Gallurus Glandarius; Eurasian jay)
Kaja (Corvus monedula; Western jackdaw)
Alpkråka (Pyrrhocorax pyrrhocorax; Red-billed chough)
Råka (Corvus frugilegus; Rook)
Gråkråka (Corvus cornix; Hooded crow)
Korp (Corvus corax; Common raven)