This sounds like an exciting topic for a blog post, right? Birds of a specific place with an unpronounceable name that you have never heard of? Well, this post is more specific than that – it is about the birds of Fliederweg 7, 27374 Visselhövede, Germany.
Which happens to be the exact address of my parents` home. For a birdwatcher, it is rather nice to be at a place where – unlike my 13th floor Shanghai apartment – there are birds right outside the house. The garden benefits from benign neglect, and a variety of bird feed is on offer.
So, what is there to see on a regular winter day? Spoiler alert: nothing too exciting for somebody familiar with European birds, but interesting enough for me …
Eurasian Tree Sparrow
Great Spotted Woodpecker
Eurasian Blue Tit
Eurasian Jay. Comment of my wife: “Low key extravagance”
Finally, this being Germany, we also have birds that look (at least a little bit) like Hitler. Fortunately not in our garden but in a park nearby …