few Christmas birds

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Subject: few Christmas birds
From: Vader Willem Jan Marinus <>
Date: Mon, 26 Dec 2011 09:12:32 +0000
Tromsø is, as you by now must be aware of, at 70*N in northern Norway and this 
means that around Christmas we have no sun at all (away for two months) and 
only minimally with daylight. This year the situation was aggravated by a 
series of severe winter storms, that mostly hit W. Norway, but that also here 
resulted in strong winds , lots of precipitation, sadly mostly as rain or 
sleet, and very slippery roads. So my birding was largely confined to peering 
through my window into the gloom, at my sunflowerseed feeding tubes; but also 
those have not been very much visited these last weeks. Nevertheless, in the 
morning, almost before there is any twilight at all, a few tits come to visit 
(Great and Willow Tits) and now and then the local band of mostly young 
Greenfinches descends on the tubes and feeds greedily. Hooded Crows and 
Black-billed Magpies are as always around, the crows having lots of fun in the 
strong winds, but the magpies mainly bothered by it, seemingly. Along the sound 
Herring Gulls soar, and that's all I have seen lately.

I wish you all a Merry Christmas (what's left of it) and a happy and 
bird-filled 2012.

Vader, Tromsø Museum

9037 Tromsø, Norway


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