Monday, 22 August 2016


Each August Nutcrackers descend on Oslo from the surrounding forests (where they are very anonymous in the breeding season) in the search of easy food and hazel nuts are much sought after. We have a few hazel trees in the garden which always attract Nutcrackers although they can be very secretive. This evening there were two birds and one allowed itself to be photographed.
note the hazel nut in the claws
and here trying to open it

a quick trip into Maridalen didn't reveal any better views of the Whooper Swan family....

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