About the birds
January 24, 2014
In Sweden people are counting winter fowls this weekend tells the Swedish ornithologists in their net http://www.sofnet.org/ To day 24.1. there is going on the counting of winter fowls by them who regularly feed fowls. But although I dont feed them so I tried to count the fowls during my one hour walk around near-by small lake: About 30 common mallards were at the lake side floating in water, not moving, in a point without ice , in the beginning poin of the downstreem brook. About 4 magpies (http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/3/33/Pica_pica.jpg/220px-Pica_pica.jpg) , quite young ones, near the buildings, visiting feedeing places. Some jackdaws visiting places of bird feeding. a pigeon, too. One crow was giving its typival noice, but I did not see where it was, near the buildings. Inside the green tops of the pine trees there were quite many kinds of small birds chirping ( between 12.00- 13.00, and with bright sunshine), but it was difficult to get a photo of them with a usual camera and without binoculars I saw one small wood becker, although there where another tree too, with woodpecker at work. But about one 1 could get a photo. one of the small birds could stay go in vertical stam of the tall. nut hatcher or Creeper. I saw one of these birds in those tens of square meters, flattering with few flaps of its wings from tree to tree, so that the sun rays were behind the open wings: the wings were very beautiful, as transparent. It could bee the nut hatcher. One black bird visiting feeding places has yellow beak.short tail. These I saw at least 3.May be a starling, onl ythat it is during winter such a ball-shaped, that i couldn´t believe it is a starling, as I know the starling from Finland when it is spring time. One bird of the group Laridae,a seagull, I saw flying over the building where I live. The balance between Anatidae – Laridae is normal for moment, because there is ice on the lake. Before the building I saw a group of emberrized finkers ( emberriza citrinella, perhaps). ab0ut 5-6 and I could get photo about one of them.
I must have been noting about 50 bidrs and I suppose the small birds in the tree tops may be also about the same number. And this was one hours walk.
To day temoperature- 3 C Celcius.