A strong beak

A Goliath among the other finches, almost twice as big as the green finches we normally see, was enjoying the early morning sun in our rowan tree yesterday. I had never seen a hawfinch (“kjernebiter” in Norwegian) before, and it was an impressive sight. And I really feel respect for a bird which is able to crush kernels from cherries and olives with its beak. I know something about how hard an olive kernel is – I broke a tooth on one once.

Enjoying the early morning sun (photo: Jan Nergård)
Enjoying the early morning sun (photo: Jan Nergård)

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Author: Jan's bulletin board

I live in a part of the world called Norway with my wife and two daughters. I worked as a telecom engineer for 20 years. Nowadays I am attending a helpdesk supporting colleagues with computer problems. I am also a hobby photographer who believe we ought to pay more attention to how we treat our planet and each other. I trust the reports from the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, and I am disappointed that leading politicians in my own and other countries more or less have been ignoring warnings from the scientists for 20 years.

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