Balancing acts and reflections

Climate- or weather-wise, it feels like we live in an upside down world right now. Aside from a couple of weeks in January  this winter has been thoroughly green, or rather brown / grayish – mild, wet, muddy and hazy – most of the time. In the Stockholm area lapwings, skylarks and starlings as well as winter aconite are more than a month early. For the birds and buds, let´s just hoped there won’t be a setback of cold and snow in March.

Mallard

Preparing for a somersault or just navel-gazing?

I suppose it takes a lot of yoga-classes to be able to scratch one's own neck the way this male mallard does.

I suppose it takes a lot of yoga-classes to be able to scratch one’s own neck the way this male mallard does.

Dipper_redigerad-1

A cute little dipper

Gull

Standing on one leg or balancing a seed on its bill also requires a certain skill.

Great tit kopiera

Spotted nutcracker 3 kopiera

This  Sibirean spotted nutcracker is not commonly seen here but seemed to enjoy the surroundings so much that he stayed for a couple of weeks.

Spotted nutcracker 2 kopiera

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5 thoughts on “Balancing acts and reflections

    • Let’s just hope this shifting in the weather conditions won’t affect the summer to come. Have just started to pre-germinate our tomatoes and cucumbers and a warm and sunny summer would do them good.

      • We are getting worried by the prospects of a late frost doing great damage to things that have been tempted to come out early by the relatively mild weather.

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