August 9, 2012

Spotted Nutcracker

few days ago, I was in haparanda and then we passed even the church on the way home, there will be no church images. But then I saw an unusual bird I had never seen before, and the bird was a Spotted Nutcracker. And yesterday, Me and my brother set off again for haparanda just to shoot the bird, they were quite a large group and they were at the cemetery to eat their favorite food which is seeds of Various pines.
We were there a few hours in the evening and we did get some decent pictures of them.
Here are some facts about them:
The Spotted Nutcracker, Eurasian, or just Nutcracker is a passerine bird Slightly larger Than the eurasian jay. It has a much larger bill and a Slimmer looking head without any crest.
The feathering over its body is predominantly a chocolate brown with distinct white spots and streaks. The wings and upper tail are virtually black with a greenish-blue gloss.
The Nutcracker Can Be found in Southern parts of scandinavia, northern Europe, Siberia and to Eastern Asia Including Japan inhabiting the huge taiga conifer forests in the north. The Nutcracker we took photos of was certainly from the Siberia. And they are very rare here. :)

On Sunday, Me and brother are going to FinnmarksVidda in northern Norway for fishing, so there will be no more blogging until I get back from there. See U :)

Grooming in the sun

Eating pine seeds

Relaxing in the sun

Eating seeds

Not the sharpest picture ;)

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