As the mist finally clears, a wood warbler takes the opportunity to seek food before continuing the migration south
Small but tough
The goldcrest is the smallest bird in Sweden with its barely 9 cm. Despite its small size it winters in large parts of Sweden were it often has to survive a couple of months with biting cold
A Blyth's reed warbler holding a morning concert in a rapeseed field
Colors of summer
Blyth's reed warbler in a rapeseed field
Goldcrest in the evening
As the sun sets there is still a flock of goldvrests feeding in the short grass at the southern cape of Öland.
Firecrest in short grass
Firecrests are sparse but yearly on spring migration on Öland and in Sweden with a few staying to breed. This is a firecrest feeding together with some goldcrests in the short grass at the southern cape of Öland as the sun sets.
Goldcrest with spring buds
In April, there may sometimes be a large amount of migrating goldcrest passing Öland. Here is one of the small but tough birds on a branch with buds ready to burst in the first spring heat.
Firecrest on a naked branch
Every spring a few firecrests migrates with the numerous goldcrests and end up on Öland.
Eye contact with a goldcrest on the ground
The goldcrest did not take much notice of me when I lay flat on the ground a bit from them.
A small goldcrest in short grass
The small goldcrest walks around in the short grass.
The little goldcrest finds an insect in appropriate size
One insect of this size is not enough to feed a goldcrest.