Friday, February 15, 2019

Spring








Spring is rapidly breaking out.
The last days were very sunny and I could even sit outside, without wearing a coat.
Birds tweeting everywhere...
Doves busy finding a breeding spot in a nearby conifer.
Bumbles, bumbling on the crocus...
Birds chasing each other.
I think they love it and so do I.

Thursday, February 14, 2019

Squirrel

A few days ago, suddenly Squirrel came along.
I had thrown some nuts outside, hoping he would come.
And yes there he was! sitting perfectly still on a great spot for a photo.
Such a beauty!
He immediately stole my heart.

Tuesday, February 12, 2019

dead Sparrow


Sunday, February 10, 2019

Empty apple tree

One week ago

It is amazing that in one week time
the birds have eaten all the apples.

Saturday, February 09, 2019

Redwings

This morning, quite early, again an invasion of birds coming to feast in the apple tree.
At first I thought, Hey the Fieldfares are back again!
So I grabbed my camera to capture the birds.
To my amazement it were no Farefields
I saw above the eye a white stripe and a red coloured wing area.
It must be a couple of Redwings,Turdus iliacus, Koperwieken.
And yep...
a group of Redwings...!
These birds also come from the North, like Sweden, Finland and Norway,
and also come here in Holland to escape the freezing cold.













Friday, February 08, 2019

Fieldfare






A few days ago, suddenly a group of at least 6 or 7 Fieldfares,Turdus pilaris,Kramsvogels
landed in the small apple tree to feast on the little apples.
For such a small tree it was packed.
I was not able to catch all of them in the tree.
However one wanted to pose and I was happy.

This bird is not a common bird in Holland.
Only during wintertimes he comes here flying from the northern countries like Norway, Sweden, Finland or even Siberia.

Thursday, February 07, 2019

Apple feast









The apples are frozen and now a delight for the blackbirds.
They are feasting, having an apple party!

Tuesday, February 05, 2019

Greenfinch

Beautiful greenfinch showing up, looking for something to snack.

Monday, February 04, 2019

robin drinking icewater



Another gorgeous moment, Robin drinking icewater.

Saturday, February 02, 2019

Delight



He is such a delight, every time I see him, looking for something to eat

Friday, February 01, 2019

Snowdrops coming out




Despite the snow,
These brave hearts have come out, to announce new Life.
Spring is coming out!
(click image to see their sparkles)

Thursday, January 31, 2019

Sparkles





This morning beautiful layer of snow everywhere.
I love the fresh fallen snow, changing the world into mesmerizing tranquility and peace.
Later the sun broke out, playing with the melting snow drops into lightning sparkles.