Saturday, May 23, 2020

Big splash

Oh Yeh, gett'n ready for a big splash!

Thursday, May 21, 2020

Ghost moth

Today, a for me unknown butterfly landed on a grass.
I never saw such a butterfly before and I thought it might be a kind of night-moth.
However he sat down in the sunshine and he was not hiding in the shadows.
I easily could come very close, he didn't seem to notice me at all.
So I was able to make photos from all sides.
I looked up his name: Ghost moth, (Hepialus humuli), (Hopwortelboorder).

Tuesday, May 19, 2020

Blue-tits almost done

Blue-tits are almost done.
One young is peaking out of the nestbox, looking out to see what's outside of the box.
Mother and father blue-tit flying to and fro with endless caterpillars and other insects.
So good to see a new breed, almost ready for flying.

Friday, May 15, 2020

Smallest of the smallest of the smallest

Today when I walked thru my garden, I noticed a small something flying away.
When I came closer, I saw it was a young baby wren.
He sat quietly almost unafraid.
So I ran into my house to get my camera out.
When I came back he still sat there on the same spot when I left.
I was able to come rather close.
The smallest of the smallest of the smallest!
My hero of the day!

Thursday, May 14, 2020

The smallest of the smallest

The smallest of the smallest taking a jump in the water.
I love the little ones.

Wednesday, May 13, 2020

Time 's up

Tuesday, May 12, 2020

Little Wren

Few days ago my tiny little bird friends came to the birdbath one after another.
Little wren and Goldcrest, both the smallest birds of all.
Even the Goldcrest is a little bit smaller than the wren.(I will make a post about him later)
I love these birds so much!
See how tiny little wren goes loose in the water, shaking all the dust off.

Saturday, May 09, 2020


Last year I had beautiful poppy's growing in my garden.
Lots of last years seeds have come up everywhere now.
So now I have a harvest of beautiful poppy's coming out in pots and between the tiles.
Buds are so beautiful!
The greens of the leaves and the red hairs on the buds and stems!

Wednesday, May 06, 2020

Ant, heavyweight

When I was sitting outside in the sunshine,
I suddenly noticed a small crawly ant.
He was carrying a caterpillar 3 times its size!
Almost unbelievable that those tiny insects can carry such enormous weight.

Monday, May 04, 2020

Going deep

Going deep, in order to find the treasures of the deep.

Thursday, April 30, 2020

Robins building a nest

When I was awake very early, I looked out of my bedroom window.
I almost could not believe my eyes,
When I watched longer it was really true.
A pair of robins is building a nest, right near my window.
Both robins are bringing leaves and mosses into the nestbox.
Such lovely sight!
So happy I can follow the building process !

A couple of years ago (5 years) another pair of robins had young in this nestbox as well,
and I really hoped they would one day come again.