Friday, June 30, 2006

droppings


This is fun too!

last day



I think this is the last day, the flycatchers are all in the nest..
Today one wandered out of the nest, but decided to go back, after dangerously wobbling on a branch of the vine.
screaming, fluttering wings, on the way going back again, great to see...!
The nest is too small for the fast growing birds.

But they know excactly when it is time to fly out.

incredible



It is absolutely incredible to see that the blue eggs (see post 28 june) have changed overnight into fluffy
soft fluffhairs.
This morning suddenly I saw the finch fly away from the nest..so that gave me a sort chance to peek. To my Amazement the eggs had hatched!
I was thinking it might at least take 10 days or more, to see the eggs come out, but the finch has sat there already for quite a while, without me noticing...

I surely think now the moustachefinch is the same finch...!
Anyhow... It is to me a miracle that out of these beautiful blue eggs, come such nice living creatures...with moving breathing little bodies...
Again it takes my breath away

If I see this, I absolutely don't understand that people believe there is no Creator God who made this all.!
It takes more faith to believe in the 'Big Bang' than accepting there is A Loving God who created such a beauty all around!!!, which cannot be understood with the mind, only by your spirit you will surely KNOW.

Thursday, June 29, 2006

golden crested wren



Don't they look beautiful...even while bathing?

blackbird on birdflat


For a while I was wondering what was happening on the birdflat,
where the blackbird had build a second nest. (see post 6 june)
I saw her breeding... I saw her sitting on the nest .. I had seen her feeding now and then, so thats sign of life up there.
but it seemed so quiet up.
But today I saw two beaks up...of young blackbirds.

almost ready



The grey flycatchers are almost ready to go .

It is a miracle that they are all still in the nest.
When I was watching them today, one almost fell out of the nest three times, balancing on the edge of the nest..just holding on tight enough to not fall over. holding in my breath...pffft..!
Not to speak about, the many 'almost-falling-out-times' when I didn't look....!!!

Also they do their droppings over the edge now, balancing dangerously, on the edge,
and under the nest it looks like this.

Wednesday, June 28, 2006

nest finch


I discovered a new nest in the wisteria (blue rain) yesterday...
Beautiful blue eggs with black spots all over.
laying on very soft feathers and hairs.

Could it be that the nest is from...the moustache-finch, which I spotted two weeks ago?.
(see post on 15 june)

bath


blue-tit and a blackcap

changes every day



Every day when I look at the grey flycatchers..I see them change.
Now they are covered with beautiful soft feathers,
and cheeping-chirping for food all day long.

they are extremely alert, on the look out for mothers flies
and in between they take a quick nap..dozing away for a second,
but wide awake when a fly is offered.

Tuesday, June 27, 2006

update flycatcher


Monday, June 26, 2006

after wasp




After wasp food it is great to take a nap.

wasp menu



Todays menu looks like wasp.
Oh.! thats very yum-yummy!!!!!!!!

Sunday, June 25, 2006

menu of flies


the menu of flies seems to be extremely healthy.

The birds feathers are growing so fast...!
few days ago they had not have almost one feather, only a little bit fluffy fluff.
and now! feathers everywhere!!!!.

Saturday, June 24, 2006

some more




growing fast

the baby-flycatchers are growing extremely fast!

I noticed there are not 4 but 5 in the nest!
where did that one come from?

Friday, June 23, 2006

blackbird

blackbird in position stealth (invisible)

Thursday, June 22, 2006

baby flycatchers



The vine much-needed pruning...and that was a very good opportunity for me to have a glance in the nest of the fly-catchers, of which I thought the young must have hatched.

and yes so it was.. four baby-flycatchers in the nest, with already some featherbeginnings..
so they must be a few days old.
Parents went chick-chick-chick..alarming, warning me, the intruder.

Wednesday, June 21, 2006

wings view





I always wanted to know and see how a ladybirds underwings looked like.
As they are always hidden under the red-shield, except when it is on air...
but than its not so very easy to see.

Today one sat indoors, in an effort to escape from the roses, I picked outside from the garden.
He was exercizing, folding and unfolding & stretching his wings for me to have a better view.

Tuesday, June 20, 2006

bumble 2



bumbles in blues