Part two of reposting an old instagram account, this time with some lo-fi, urban wildlife photography (i.e. crappy bird pics).
December 22nd, 2014: Starting this post off with the same old mallards (Anas platyrhynchos). These guys are used to being fed old bread (which one shouldn’t do, I’ve heard), and go nuts for food in the winter. Very cute, and absolute bastards.
January 5th, 2015: Was very surprised to see a grey heron (Ardea cinerea) on my way to work, never seen one in Akerselva before and definitely not in the winter.
April 6th, 2015: Noticed a crow’s nest above a busy highway. Wouldn’t have chosen that spot myself, but it shows how well they adapt to life in the big city.
June 2nd, 2015: A duck... in a tree???
June 11th, 2015: Spring is a good time to watch for fieldfare chicks (Turdus pilaris), usually see them bouncing around in parks waiting for their parents to bring them some food. This one looked a bit lost, perched on top of a Mercedes.
30th of October, 2015: This hoodie (Corvus cornix) kept me company while waiting for the bus. It wouldn’t fly, looked like it was missing some tailfeathers.
November 13th, 2015: Feral pigeons (Columba livia domestica) waiting in line for the library to open.
January 26th, 2016: The crow and gull gang waiting for victims in the fog.
April 8th, 2016: Don’t know what this hoodie was up to, crowing to the ladies about his glorious garbage can or telling everybody to back off, but I love the attitude on display here.
May 9th, 2016: A starling (Sturnus vulgaris) singing in a cherry tree. Ah, spring.
May 25th, 2016: Ducklings! Aww.
July 6th, 2016: This little seagull chick must have fallen down from the roof, it wandered around looking confused until it collapsed outside our office door. We tried to give it some tuna and convinced the building super to let us carry it up to the seagull-infested roof, hoping its mama would find it.
I still worry about it.
May 29th, 2017: More mallards! More ducklings! (Aww.)