A Scandinavian Tradition for Your Birds

A Scandinavian Tradition for Your Birds

I have always found it very interesting to learn about other cultures and traditions, and when those intersect with my passion for birds and birding, it’s even better.

One of my favorite bird related traditions is from the Scandinavian countries in northern Europe. They believe that if you feed the birds on Christmas Day, you will have good luck in the New Year. So, be sure to spread some seed on your doorstep on Christmas morning, and enjoy good luck in the coming year!

Red-breasted Nuthatch

Maybe your luck will start early and a Red-breasted Nuthatch will find the seed you put out!

Rob Ripma
Rob Ripma, a lifelong Indiana resident, has traveled and birded extensively throughout the Americas.