Spring-winter birdsong

Suddenly it’s light in the mornings. The birds have been singing raucously on warmer days, when it’s slightly above freezing (say, 2°C). The ice is thinning at Slussen. It’s vårdvinter — the feeling that spring is coming, despite the fact that we have at least two months of winter left.

Magpie nest, 19 February 2012, around 4 pm on a "warm" winter afternoon in the Djurgarden

Icefall (on Södermälm, 22 February 2012). One of the headlines in the paper this week: number of people killed in the past decade by ice tumbling off of rooftops in the city.

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