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.
Another trip down to the south east of Sweden and Brantevik. A short stop outside Alvesta on the way.
A quiet month for bird watching, but got lucky with the Goshawk family and a couple of bird I had not been able to photograph before.
Back in Stockholm and the areas around home. With the Tuesday club postponed due to Covid-19, mostly solo excursions. But I did find a group that still does trips (in small groups) and although it visited my home woods, I did get a better picture of the European crested tit.
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.
Rödhake (Erithacus rubecula; European robin)
Näktergal (Luscinia luscinia; Thrush nightingale)
Rödstjärt (Phoenicurus phoenicurus; Common redstart)
Stenskvätta (Oenanthe oenanthe; Northern wheatear)
Buskskvätta (Saxicola rubetra; Whinchat)