Sunday, June 13, 2021

seed box of Poppy

 Beautiful 'hairy' seed boxes of Poppy.

Monday, June 07, 2021

European Goldfinch

(Carduelis carduelis) European Goldfinch, Puttertje.

To my surprise there are coming almost every day, 2 goldfinches in my garden for a drink and sometimes a bath as well.

These are fantastic birds. 

Beautiful red colors in their face and a bright yellow on their wings.

They always remind me of the famous painting of Carel Fabricius, who painted a goldfinch being imprisoned. Tied with a chain on his leg. This goldfinch also had to tap water with a thimble. 

I  identified myself with this bird. not being able to fly and how awful that must be.

When I see these birds in my garden, my heart arises with a leap of joy!

No strings attached to his legs. Free to fly! and free to have a drink!

Especially in this time, being free is one of the most treasured values in my eyes.

Sunday, June 06, 2021

Robin bathing

 Robin having a bath.

Saturday, June 05, 2021


 A while ago robin was feeding his young.

Caught a glimpse of a delicious sappy meal.

Tuesday, June 01, 2021


 Clematis montana, is having a party.

Monday, May 31, 2021


Dove is having a relaxed time, after his bath.

Friday, May 28, 2021

Fly catcher

 Fly catcher having a great splash!

Monday, May 24, 2021


I wonder who is eating the yellow violets.

All the yellow ones are eaten and some of the violet violets. However most violets that are violet are not eaten or nibbled on.

Only the ones the have yellow or a little bit yellow on them.

Is it a slug? eating them or what creature loves them?

Thursday, May 20, 2021

doodle cat

 I was looking for something in a stored-away box. Couldn't find what I was looking for.

Then I found this old doodle, I made many years ago. I just liked it.

Monday, May 17, 2021


 It's so nice to see what is the dove's intention. 

Monday, May 10, 2021


 Beautiful robin having a bath.

Sunday, May 09, 2021

Little Wren

Every day,  Little wren comes along for a sip of water.

It's so cute to see how he is drinking. On the third photo you can see his little tiny tongue.

Wednesday, May 05, 2021


 Orange-tip on his favourite flower.

Monday, May 03, 2021

Fly catcher female

 Finally I got a glimpse of the female flycatcher.

Maybe she was here already some days or even a week or maybe longer. Who can tell?

I love to see her the making of a new breed will start or has already begun!

Flycatchers are great birds to have around. 

Monday, April 19, 2021


 Yesterday a beautiful Song-thrush came along with speckles all over his breast.

I so much love these birds... singing so delightful.