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BirdNote: Birds At Christmas

12/24/11 8:57AM
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Copyright Peter Price
A European Robin

Birds are an important part of Christmas in Norway. On Christmas Eve, sheaves of wheat or oats are tied to a post or hung on the door, to feed the birds on Christmas morning. Birds and all wild creatures must be remembered this season!

The bundle of grain, the julenek, has become a symbol of Christmas in Norway, and a julenek hangs on nearly every door, decorated with bows and ready for avian visitors, including this European Robin.

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