The Piip-Show is a three months long live broadcast from the Norwegian Broadcasting Corporation, NRK.
Here you have the chance to follow life inside a bird feeder decorated as a coffee bar – second by second.
The birds have left
UPDATE 5th June: After 87 days of live broadcast from the coffee shop and three apartments with Blue Tit, Great Tit and Pied Flycatcher, Piip-Show on NRK.no is over.
New life in the apartments
UPDATE 25th of May: Since march it has been a lot of wild behaviour going on at NRK Piip-Show. If you look aside from fighting squirrels, greedy magpies and hungry cats, the smaller birds have been occupied with building nests and providing their newly hatched chicks with worms and seeds.
At the outskirts of Oslo the blue tits have moved out of their nest after five of the eight eggs survived the hatching.
After departure the pied flycatcher has moved in to another apartment, without even removing the portraits from the last owner. It is safe to say that the flycatcher was in a hurry to settle down.
Five eggs have been layed down by the new owners, and only the future will tell how they manage to survive in the harsh norwegian wilderness.
- SEE: Squirrel fight, sex in the bar, teenagers and occupation (in norwegian)
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Different personalities meet inside the bar. Among others a short tempered nuthatch, a blue tit with the memory of a gold fish, a happy-go-lucky great tit, and a depressed bullfinch.
Like in any other bar there is bickering, petty theft, fighting and attempts at romance. But what are the birds actually saying to each other? You can give us your suggestions on Twitter and Instagram!
Snapshot birds you see or action from our live stream, post it and tag with #nrkpiip!
The story of Piip-Show
When the internet was just a baby sleeping quietly in its cradle, NRK broadcasted live from a bird house decorated like a little dollhouse. The year is 2003, and the mastermind behind the project, freelance photographer Magne Klann, receives attention even from the British Broadcasting Corporation, BBC.
Spring 2014, Klann has joined companionship with illustrator and model maker Lars Aurtrade, and turns to NRK who enthusiastically embraces the idea of a new live broadcast from a bird feeder.
Ornithologists from all over Norway will answer any questions you may have. During the spring we will all have the opportunity to get to know these birds in a completely new way!