Invasion of nomads (17 photos)

This year there was a large harvest of berries. Rowan and viburnum still hang in heavy red clusters. According to popular beliefs, this should mean a harsh snowy winter. This is how nature takes care of food for birds and other animals.

There is really a lot of snow. It fell out just before December. For several days a blizzard fell and this snow never melted. In recent years, it also happened that there was no snow even on New Years. But not at this time. True, I cannot say that the winter is harsh, the temperature almost never dropped below -20C.

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В этом году был большой урожай ягод. Рябина и калина до сих пор висят тяжёлыми красными гроздьями. Согласно народным приметам это должно означать суровую снежную зиму. Так природа заботится о пище для птиц и других животных.

Снега действительно много. Он выпал перед самым декабрём. Несколько дней мела метель и этот снег так ни разу не растаял. В последние годы бывало и так, что снега не было даже на Новый Год. Но не в этот раз. Правда, я не могу сказать, что зима сурова, температура почти не опускалась ниже -20С.

У меня есть ощущение, что красные спелые ягоды на деревьях скоро исчезнут. Пару дней назад я увидел стаю кочевников. Это дикие птицы и они не подпускали близко к себе. А у меня не было с собой телеобъектива. Я могу только предположить, что это дрозды-рябинники. Но они показались мне довольно крупными, размером с сойку. Но ели бы это были сойки, то я бы понял по их характерному волшебному пению, которое нельзя долго терпеть.



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I remember these robbers from years past. But this always happened before, around the middle or the end of autumn. The sidewalks were red from pecked and crushed rowan berries. Apparently there are a lot of berries not only here and the nomads were in no hurry, they systematically destroyed the food base and moved on.

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They are not very visible against the background of houses, but where snow has become the background, you can see how they peck at rowan berries. Because of the fences, I could not get closer, and they would hardly have let me in.

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The flock is quite large and I found it on the outskirts of the city. Apparently, this is just the beginning of the raid.

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What surprised me was the absence of berries under the bush and a lot of bird tracks. The snow is literally compacted by bird paws. They seem to understand that food should be treated more carefully this winter.

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Much later, almost in the evening, I was shooting the young moon and the trail of the plane, and here, too, these birds, flying from the forest towards the city, got into the frame.

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Looking at these crows, I thought they were sad. Probably there is something ...



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Usually, around the end of January, flocks and flocks of blackbirds will settle in my backyard for whatever food source seems to be there for them. I suspect they enjoy the seeds from the trees. It's always really impressive to watch them flee en-masse when I let the dog out.

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I saw blackbirds in early January, but there were only 2 birds. And these nomads are larger than blackbirds ... or it just seemed to me from afar :)
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We never have snowfall over here in Bangladesh. It always fascinates me to see snow and everything related to it. Good to see the birds and the snow :)

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Glad to see you @rem-steem and thank you for your kind words!
Where is Bangladesh and where is the snow :))
But you can see a lot of snow on my blog, winter is in full swing🖐️ 😊
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Is that's a question, then, Bangladesh is in southeast Asia; near India and Pakistan. We have shorter and warmer winter.
I never experienced snow in real life. So yes, it always fascinates me. Good to see the photos.

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This is not a question)) In Russian it sounds like a joke.
I know geography, there is no snow in the subtropics and tropics)
But your mushrooms grow all year round))

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Birds were lucky with food :-)

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В этом году да, во всяком случае ягод полно, а уже середина зимы. Природа заботлива)

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Природа заботлива)

Хорошо еслиб ещё и все люди о ней заботились!

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Woww. everything seems so beautiful. Wish I could visit this place a day! Thanks for sharing. :)

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Glad to see you and thank you for your kind words!

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На соек птицы похожи, у них по крылу тёмно-красная полоса идёт. Крупная птица, на ветках с трудом должна держаться-рябиновые ветки не очень-то и крепкие.

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Да, на соек похожи, но я их стаями не видел никогда, да и трещат они как сороки, а тут тишина полная)

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