Lots of snow and some grosbeaks
A few pine grosbeaks came by today. As usual this time of year there is very little light, and it only lasts a few hours. I ran out on the porch and shot some 50 frames. A few came out descent.
I like the colors of these birds and they behave almost like parrots, that means using their feet and beak a lot.
They are not common this far south (Umeå), since they thrive in taiga and preferably old spruce forests. Yeah I know, it doesn’t rime well with its name, but it primarily feeds on berries, spruce- and birch buds. Not a very shy bird, that is sometimes called a silly idiot “Dumsnut” because its lack of flight instincts. There is a natural explanation for that behavior . Some times they feast on frozen rowan berries that has fermented and thus contains small amounts of alcohol. So they simply get drunk and therefore don’t react very fast. All good things from a photographic perspective =)
That’s all for now!