Wednesday, January 19, 2022

Doves party










The doves are having a party in the pond!

Its amazing to see the doves can dive and swim!

The wood pigeon falls into the water on purpose, I saw him doing that several times!
 

Tuesday, January 11, 2022

Squirrel walking on ice





 Squirrel is very brave, he is walking on ice to see if there is something to drink or eat.

Wednesday, January 05, 2022

Jay



 So now and then a jay comes to pick some of the nuts which were meant for the squirrels.

Normally he does not come that close, but he cannot resist these yummy nuts.

and I am able to get some close up shots, because he is very beautiful.

Monday, January 03, 2022

Big wings for 2022


Have big wings to fly, in this new year 2022

Wishing you all a great flight this year!

Friday, December 31, 2021

Squirrel




 Squirrel looking for water and nuts in the frozen pond.


And he found!!!! as well as his mate.
Have a good old years eve...


Friday, December 24, 2021

Squirrel




 Squirrel and me are wishing you a merry Christmas!

Monday, December 13, 2021

squirrel




 Got some new nuts in a great bag...!

So happy with it and guess who is even more?

Wednesday, November 17, 2021

Squirrel





The neighbours walnut tree is empty. Squirrel has stored a lot of nuts in my garden and as well in my neighbours gardens. He is so clever. I still have some nuts I collected last year. So now and then I put the nuts on a small table. In the beginning I put out the whole nuts and what he does, he runs away with them and stores the nuts someplace. However what I like is seeing the squirrel to eat the nut. I break the nuts so he has to eat them on the spot. He mostly stays on the spot where he finds the nut, which is on the small table.

Then I have the opportunity to make some beautiful shots!
 

Sunday, October 31, 2021

Green cocoon



 Its interesting.

It took the caterpillar 3 days to sit still and wait. He waited 3 days to transform into cocoon.

Also this cocoon is a bright green one. While the cocoon of the other caterpillar was a brownish one.  (see last post)

In my observation the caterpillars were lookalikes. Both of the Small white cabbage butterfly.

Wednesday, October 20, 2021

caterpillar and cocoon




The caterpillar made overnight a beautiful safety belt around his belly. Now he is waiting till he transforms into cocoon. You can clearly see the tiny white belt at a third of his body.


This is the cocoon of the caterpillar that transformed some weeks ago. 
 

Tuesday, October 19, 2021

Caterpillar Small Cabbage White




About 2 weeks ago, I found a caterpillar crawling up the wall. I hoped he would climb a bit higher, because I knew he was looking for a place to cocoon. A bit higher would be a bit safer.

I forgot to make a photo, wanted to do it the next day, but the next day when I looked again, he had gone into cocoon. 

Today I found another caterpillar also climbing up the wall. As I looked at it better, I saw him busy making a safety belt. That means he is preparing for going into cocoon. So I grabbed my camera, however its darkening already and only got this one sharp. (click images for sharper view)

Tomorrow I think he has gone into cocoon also and will make some more photo's.

I think its the caterpillar of Small Cabbage White (Klein Koolwitje)

Thursday, October 07, 2021

Crested Tit





 Have n't seen him for a long while, the Crested Tit.

Mostly I notice him in winter at the feeding table, but now today he has a good bath.

Such a beautiful bird!

Wednesday, September 29, 2021

Nuts



 Squirrel is looking for nuts.

The nuts on the neighbours walnut-tree are ripe again. Two squirrels are running to and fro from the nut-tree and a storage place somewhere in my garden. I think they already planted a walnut-orchard in my garden.

I sometimes put some 'last-year-nuts' out. Just for fun, because its such a great sight to see them around a bit closer and they take some time to eat the nut in front of my sight.

Sunday, September 26, 2021

Snake bite


 It's not safe to let you bite by a snake.

Listen to this story of this funeral director from the UK.

It will forever change your view of the world when you hear this truth!

https://hetanderenieuws.nl/britse-uitvaartondernemer-john-olooney-wordt-k0vit-klokkenluider-nederlands-ondertiteld/

Wednesday, September 22, 2021

Carrying His heart


 Carrying His heart