Portrait of the Day

Jeg synes kanskje vi skal starte dagen med et lite portrett av en av våre kjente småfugler:
Rødstrupen!  Alle har vi vel sett denne lille karen ute i skogbrynet, men liten og kvikk er han, og det er ikke ofte man får anledning til å studere ham i detalj!
Ikke akkurt en tungvekter! Han veier bare 15-20 gram! Arten finnes over hele Europa, men størsteparten av de norske rødstrupene flyr sydover når vinteren kommer. Men – noen av dem flyr faktisk ikke lenger enn til Sørlandskysten!
I think we ought to start the day with a portrait of one of our best known small birds:
The Red Robin! Most of us have , of course, seen this little chap in the outskirts of our gardens or the near by woods, but he’s rather small and quick and at times it might be a bit difficult to study him in detail. Neither is he a ‘heavyweight’ – only weighing in at
15 – 20 grams!  The species are found all over Europe but most of the ones living in Norway migrates towards the South during the cold season. Some, however, doesn’t fly much further than down into our southern region along the Skagerak coastline.

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14 Responses to Portrait of the Day

  1. He looks a little different than the birds we call robins in the midwestern US

  2. Love our robins too, and have caught a few of them on our garden web camera this year.. They always come at the same-ish time.. 😀

    • Seenorway says:

      A question: A garden web camera – bettery operated -, for how long will it run on one charging? Or are the batteries non-chargeable?

      • It will run about three nights on all the batteries being fully charged, I use rechargeable batteries.. IT takes two photos and I can set the video length I have it set to 25 second bursts… On average I have about 40 to 70 images per night depending on garden visitors, or if the wind has blown a plant that often may trigger a photo.. I have some photos of hedgehogs on my garden blog taken from it.. If you click on my gavatar photo it will show you my garden blog..

        • Seenorway says:

          Well, I don THINK we have all that many nightly prowlers in our garden, but who knows?
          I might be surprised! I’ll check into this when I get the time. May be opening a new field?
          But – I’ve been thinking of buying an extra strong LED headlight that sits on my head.
          That way I can freely handle my camera and it will be way easier to focus even if the light is more or less non-existant. With a white sheet hanging in the garden, it might attract swarmers that you otherwise don’t get to see.

  3. -Eugenia says:

    Aww, Red Robins are so pretty. I think he has his eye on you!

  4. Seenorway says:

    Very, but he knows how to keep his distance! (May be it’s the cat, and not me?) But this time I had him fooled! This picture was shot at a distance of less than 1 meter!

  5. A Happy Chappie…. 🙂

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