Another pretty miserable month but with a good number of days with fair weather.
Many migratory birds have now left the country, but some are still on the move. We’ve had the occassional frost night, but also a number of beatiful fall days. I managed to join two of the Tuesday club outings, but now that’s closed down for the season.
A surprisingly wintery February, that in the last week exploded into Spring (+10C degrees in Stockholm and a record +17 in the south east).
A slow month for birding. The excursions came to the regular winter pause, the weather was worthless and my usual suspects have migrated. Further I did not do any travel. (Not to mention Covid-19.) Mallard (Gräsand) The Tuesday club, Stora Skuggan, Stockholm, October, 2020 Great crested grebe (Skäggdopping) The Tuesday club, Stora Skuggan, Stockholm, October,…
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)