Nutcracker

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Each August Nutcrackers descend on Oslo from the surrounding forests (where they are very anonymous in the breeding season) in the search of easy food and hazel nuts are much sought after.

We have a few hazel trees in the garden which always attract Nutcrackers although they can be very secretive.

This evening there were two birds and one allowed itself to be photographed.

note the hazel nut in the claws
and here trying to open it
a quick trip into Maridalen didn’t reveal any better views of the family….

 

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Simon Rix

Simon Rix

Simon Rix is an English Birder who has lived in Oslo, since 2001. Birding has been his passion since primary school and after an education as an economist and career within oil and gas and then drinks industry he turned his attention full time to birds as middle age approached. He is particularly interested in patch birding and migration and is an active guide, blogger and photographer. He is a member of the Norwegian Rarities Committee (NSKF).

Simon Rix

Simon Rix

Simon Rix is an English Birder who has lived in Oslo, Norway since 2001. Birding has been his passion since primary school and after an education as an economist and career within oil and gas and then drinks industry he turned his attention full time to birds as middle age approached. He is particularly interested in patch birding and migration and is an active guide, blogger and photographer. He is a member of the Norwegian Rarities Committee (NSKF).

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