Monday, May 22, 2023

Dove bathing/swimming

 This wood pigeon really likes the water. On purpose he drops himself into the water, not afraid at all!

It's really a show going on. So much fun to watch!

Sunday, May 21, 2023

Bull finches again

Again, the bullfinches came to feast on the seeds of the violets...It looks really yummy!

Both such beauties!

Saturday, May 20, 2023


Recently I was at a garden nursery, where I found a cultivated spicy of the foxglove. it was such a beautiful plant and though I have some wild species in my garden, this one has such a bright pinkish color, that I could not resist I took it with me.

At home, I noticed on the label that it was named Pink Panter Foxglove.

Immediately I remembered the blogpost I made back in 2006...where I made a drawing of a fox, putting on the foxgloves...

Today I decided to make a drawing of the pink panter wearing foxgloves...just for fun.

Monday, May 15, 2023

Bull finches

 To my amazement this morning, I noticed two Bull finches feasting on the seeds of the violets...(in Dutch the are named Goldfinches). Male and female.

Such stunning birds...especially the pink breast of the male is so beautiful!

Saturday, April 22, 2023

Female flycatcher arrived today

Today I noticed that the female flycatcher arrived!  here is a view of both birds. The black one is the male, the more browner bird is the female.

Such a great miracle that she also found my garden. I'm not sure if they are the same flycatchers as last year.  However to me it is amazing, that they found my garden again...coming all the way from Africa.

Also they both fly alone...not she arrives mostly a week or ten days later. Both are eagerly inspecting all the nest boxes in my garden. The male had done some pre-work. He has been inspecting last week all the well as chasing away all the other birds, like the coal-tits and the blue-tits, who also have an eye on the same nest-boxes. 

They are both very territorial and dominant, it looks like they win from the coals and blues.

Now is the question which nest-box is gone be chosen by the female. I think she makes the decision and then the building can begin.

Tuesday, April 18, 2023


 So sweet to see this ladybird sleeping in a beech-nut. 

Tuesday, April 11, 2023

Flycatcher is back!

 Flycatcher is back again from his faraway journey all the way from Africa!

I was expecting him to come, so I had an eye on the birds around.  You never can tell if they come and when. There are so many challenges on their way... its every year a delight to see him back in my garden, inspecting the nest boxes and the territory.

I still don't know if its always the same flycatcher, however every year there is a couple in my garden.

here is a link to all the other arrival times of the Flycatcher, when I saw him the first time.

Blackbird nest

 The blackbirds decided to make a nest in the ivy!

That's a great spot for me to be able to follow their progress.

Saturday, April 01, 2023


 Squirrel inspecting his favourite spot.

Tuesday, March 28, 2023

Middle spotted woodpecker

 Middle spotted woodpecker on the peanuts again!

Friday, March 24, 2023

New book 'TIME' and 'TIJD'


I  published this week a lovely book about,  'TIME'

Here a peek of the front and the back cover.

You can order it here on or from amazon from your country

It is also available in the dutch translation. 'TIJD'

You can order it here on

Enjoy time with time!

Monday, March 20, 2023

Blackbird nestmaking

This is what I hoped for, when I made some extra space to my shack.

I would love to have birds come to make a nest in that space.

Yesterday I discovered that Blackbird began with some construction work. Hopefully he continues.

When I posted it this morning I thought to have a quick look at the nest and see if Blackbird has made some progress to his construction. 

What I found is, that the nest was lying on the ground. Maybe the wind had blow it off the shelf.

I put the nest back on the shelf and tacked it with some staples back to the shelf.

Now ...see what happens, if he will be wondering, what happened to his nest, back on the shelf.

Friday, March 17, 2023


This is sooo cute!

Squirrel discovered the peanutbutter-jar. I always wonder how Quick they find it.

He seems to really like it. I love the gymnastic pose he is making in order to get close.

Friday, March 10, 2023

New book is out!

 Finally I'm back on the web. For a while I had no internet connection and was not able to post anything.

However I have good news!

My new book of Bluetail and C-Horse is out on Amazon!

Here is the link. on Amazon.

You can order it from all countries in the world,

so that you can also order it from the nearest Amazon from your country where you live....Enjoy!!!!!

to order on Amazon 

Saturday, February 25, 2023

Turtle dove

 This morning the turtle dove sat there again. This time a bit higher as he tried to catch the first sun ray's coming from behind the trees.

I can tell by his expression that he loves sitting there, with a great view over my garden.

Friday, February 24, 2023

Turtle in spring

 Turtle is really enjoying springtime. 

He installed himself to take a pause amidst of the crocus, snowdrops and drops.

I think he really loved it and so did I.