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

Sunday, September 19, 2021

wormholes






I always have this feeling when autumn arrives...'Oh no!!! not yet! please stay away a bit longer'        Please wait...shorter days...colder temperatures, raining... falling leaves...No not today!

However fact is, that I cannot ignore the presence of autumn, nor hold on tight to summer. 

Anyway, today I looked at the leaves and noticed how a worm or a caterpillar had eaten a way though the leaf.

It's interesting to see what shapes he has made...lines, squares, dots and more funny shapes.

Actually I always wondered who would do that, which creature I mean. Is it a worm, a bug or caterpillar. Who is doing this? Then on the second last photo I spotted a small caterpillar when I looked at the photos on my computer.(when you click the image it more visible)

Wednesday, September 15, 2021

Stirring the waters




 The dove is stirring the waters. 

I love his looks when he is done.

(Click the images for a sharper view)

Monday, September 06, 2021

Squirrel



 The squirrels are back!

They are inspecting the neighbours walnut tree again.

However the nuts are not ripe yet, but maybe they are thinking the nuts are good enough.

I still have some last-year-nuts and threw them out. It did not take long that one of the squirrels found them.

Monday, August 23, 2021

Little Owl


 Doodle  Little Owl

(Click image for a sharper view)

Blackbird


 Blackbird

Tuesday, August 17, 2021

Redstart




 This morning I noticed a bird, which I could not determine at first hand.

It looked like a blonde robin and then seeing it from the back I thought it might be a sparrow.

It flew away...so yeah...who can tell?

The I saw him again...and I noticed his red start!

It looks like a young female Redstart.

A very rare bird here in my garden. so that was special.

Sunday, August 15, 2021

Blue tit



 Blue tit bathing

Sunday, August 08, 2021

Backlicht




 I love it when the light is highlighting small details, which you rarely notice in normal light.

(click on images, which gives a way better view of details)

Saturday, August 07, 2021

Red Admiral




 Every day a butterfly (Red Admiral) comes having a sunbath at the end of the afternoon.

His wings are rather damaged, but he still can fly very good.

What would have happened? Was it a bird snapping at his wings, but he could escape?

Thursday, August 05, 2021

Pigeons diving










 The wood pigeons are having a great time, and happily I was able to capture some of their happiness.

Oh my!... Pigeons are awesome divers!