Zorro just moved in

The spring is here, and many birds are looking for a new home. I try to help them a little by putting up some accomodation. I had larger birds in mind for this house, but the nuthatch could hardly wait till I had taken my ladder away before he moved in. Here he’s admiring the view from his new house. I call him Zorro because of his black mask, of course.

Zorro at home (photo: Jan Nergård)
Zorro at home (photo: Jan Nergård)

A Norwegian singing like an American…

…who wants to sing like a Norwegian!!??
There is a well-known song in Norway about a boy called Hjalmar who tries to sing in English without knowing the language particularly well. Now this guy in the video (a Norwegian radio host, whose real name is Rune Nilson) has turned it all around and made it into a song about an American who wants to sing in Norwegian (and obviously doesn’t know the language very well, either)! I don’t know about you, but he makes me laugh (and tap my feet)..

The winter is here

We are having this winter’s first snowfall here, it startet snowing yesterday around 2 p.m. and has not stopped yet. That means that the birds appreciate a little help finding food, and we can enjoy them visiting us. Here is a picture taken today, showing one of my favorites, I think it is called a jay in English. Its Norwegian name is “Nøtteskrike”.

Beautiful bird (photo: Jan Nergård)
Beautiful bird (photo: Jan Nergård)