Barneblad: Alle fugler små de er

A monthly feature to share with kids and grandkids Brought to you by LORI ANN REINHALL The Norwegian American It’s springtime—we can hear it—all the little birds are back! They fill our mornings with cheerful birdsong in the sunlight. Who can be unhappy when you hear them chirping away? “Alle fugler små de er” is one of the most beloved spring songs in Norway. It describes the melodic welcoming of spring, as the birds chase away the frost and the snow. Singing it will make you feel happy, and you can also learn about the birds: Gjøk: The cuckoo is associated with spring with its loud call. Many of you may have a cuckoo clock, so you know what it sounds like. Some describe it like a whistle, flute, or even hiccups. Trost: The thrush is plump, soft-feathered bird, who lives in the woods. Thrushes often have specks on their underside, and they even lay little speckled eg
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Lori Ann Reinhall

Lori Ann Reinhall, editor-in-chief of The Norwegian American, is a multilingual journalist and cultural ambassador based in Seattle. She is the president of the Seattle-Bergen Sister City Association, and she serves on the boards of several Nordic organizations.

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