In 1962 the blackbird won the title ”National Bird of Sweden” in an election run by Swedish daily newspaper Dagens Nyheter. Bird Life Sweden (Sveriges Ornitologiska Förening) has now started a new election. Perhaps you know an elderly person, who cannot spend as much time outdoors as before? Or a child who doesn’t live close to, or doesn’t visit any natural habitats regularly? Spend a fun time together visiting Bird Life Sweden voting site where you can watch pictures of different species and listen to (and learning to recognize) their sounds. Don’t forget to vote on your favourite!
In a tree close to you? Kattuggla, Strix aluco, in Askim, Sweden. Photo copyright Markus Lagerqvist.