Gloomy days

This week saw the end of sub-zero temperatures. The snow has melted, and the weather is now grey and windy. The last snowflakes fell last Saturday, and I enjoyed them until the end, on a lovely walk with two friends around Buresø.

Fog covered Copenhagen when I woke up on Sunday. I went to Kongelunden for a birdwatching tour with DOF; we hoped to see the fog lift before the end of our trip, but this did not happen before Monday evening. It did not prevent us from spotting a Tawny owl (Strix aluco) resting in a tree.


Tawny owl (Strix aluco)


Tawny owl


The owl tree

On occasions, we would stumble upon the corpse of a shrew, probably killed by the cold.kngelunden-4The forest was crowded by thrushes, tits and woodpeckers, but we missed the crossbills. We even found a Common kingfisher (Alcedo atthis) waiting over the only spot of unfrozen water, near Vestamager.


Common kingfisher (Alcedo atthis)


kngelunden-9Two days later, there was no snow left in capital of Denmark.


> Kongelunden gallery

Bird inventory



15 thoughts on “Gloomy days

    • Oh ben tu sais, après avoir vu tous ces hiboux… #blasé
      Non c’est sûr que j’étais bien content 🙂 Après, c’est des oiseaux fascinants… mais passée l’excitation de la découverte (bon on avait un tuyau, mais il a quand même fallu la trouver), on s’ennuie vite. C’est qu’elles sont pas très actives, ces bêtes 😉

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  1. Je ne suis pas originale, tous les commentaires ou presque ont remarqué la chouette ds le tronc d’arbre.
    si j’ai bien compris elle attendait que vous veniez la photographier?
    A la prochaine Rolande


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