The first cranes have been sighted in Sweden

On Gotland, in Gothenburg and in a couple of places in Skåne, hazel flowering has been discovered, according to Nature’s calendar, a network run by, among others, Sweden’s University of Agriculture and which collects observations from private individuals.

Even spring flowers such as snowdrops and snowdrops have bloomed in southernmost Sweden and on Gotland.

Meteorological spring may already have arrived in Malmö, provided the mild weather lasts a few more days. On the bird front, it is also noticeable that we are moving towards brighter and warmer times.

The blackbird and the blackbird are singing again

The first cranes in Sweden were sighted this week and have been seen in Skåne, Blekinge, Småland and as far north as Uppland, according to Artportalen, which is also run by SLU.

Other examples of birds that have made their way into the southern parts of the country for the spring are ring dove, tufted whippet and song lark. In addition, the blackbird and the blackbird have been heard singing again.

However, there have not yet been any observations of cranes at Hornborgasjön outside Skara. Site manager Sofie Stålhand believes that it is underway.

– We know from reports that a lot of cranes have gathered in Germany, Stålhand adds P4 Skaraborg

– Winter in all its glory, but I love spring and there is something special about the cranes in Lake Hornborgasjön.

Fact: Meteorological spring


The meteorological definition of spring is that the daily average temperature should be rising and above 0 degrees, but below 10 degrees.

If the daily average temperature is within this range, it is referred to as a “day with spring temperature”. If seven consecutive days occur, SMHI considers spring to have arrived on the first of these days.

Even if it gets colder later, it still counts as spring.

According to the meteorological definition, spring can arrive no earlier than February 15.

Source: SMHI