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