More Swedish Birds

Skata. Magpie (Pica pica).Makers of massive stick nests.Björktrast. Fieldfare (Turdus pilaris). Like one of our fledgling Robins (T. migratorius) on steroids.And speaking of thrushes, the Common Blackbird (T. merula). Koltrast: the Swedish national bird. Cue “blackbird singing in the dead of night” — our Robins start up around 4 a.m.Kaja. Jackdaw (Corvus monedula). On the balcony of our hotel room…Very much roof and chimney birds, these chirping corvids.
We — my British birding co-conspirators and I — think this is a Chaffinch nest. Note all that moss and lichen; looks rather like a hummingbird’s nest, but much larger, of course.

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