Sunday, July 29, 2007


flowers of fennel (bronze sweet fennel) or foeniculum wrapped in raindrops.

Saturday, July 28, 2007

fly me like the wind

Friday, July 27, 2007


Thursday, July 26, 2007

the one seed

Monday, July 23, 2007

scattering seeds

Wednesday, July 18, 2007

seeds poppy

countless seeds in one seed-container-vessel of a poppy.
only one flower...producing so many many seeds.

if I would have the patience I would count them... but I don't. :-)

Tuesday, July 17, 2007

eagle breeding

on many eggs

Monday, July 16, 2007

king of the winter

the 'king of the winter', as this bird is called in dutch, (winterkoning)
wren is having a warm summerbad

Sunday, July 15, 2007

speckled robin

When robins are born,
they don't have their well known red breast yet.
They are first speckled, with a slight reddish brownish fade on their breast.

but all the characteristics, movements and behaviour...
is typical robinlike!

Saturday, July 14, 2007


then after fixing their rings, inspection,
measuring wingspan and weigh their weight..
they made up the journey back in the bag.
I climbed the high ladder to make a photo in their domain...

1 egg

one egg did not hatch..
the egg is beautiful spotted,
almost round....
slightly coned on one side.


waiting for their turn to get ringed.

fluff balls

all the fluffy balls were taken out of the bag,
for me, so they could pose for a photo.
meanwhile loudly exercising their voice

young kestrels

The 2-week-baby-kestrels were transported to the ground in a big bag,

looking inside the bag....was this...what I saw.

3 beautiful fluffy white-grayish down balls
& dark round big eyes looking... staring in fear,
not understanding the unexpected journey.

Today they were getting their rings...

Friday, July 13, 2007

baby common kestrels

Today I had a chance to see 3 young baby common kestrels.
They are born in a nest box very high on a huge pole.
In Dutch they are called 'tower-falcons'...
probably because they like to live in high towers.

The Kestrels were getting their rings today.

Thursday, July 12, 2007


buds of Thalictrum, just before opening up



Wednesday, July 11, 2007

what a beauty

Monday, July 09, 2007


There are two robins coming all the time in my garden.
They have young I guess somewhere
hidden away in a for me unknown place.

They feast on the ants, of which some have gotten wings, flying ants.
With beak full of ants...they go to and fro.

Sunday, July 08, 2007

in my notebook

In my notebook, one year ago, back in 08 Sept 2006
I had made this drawing.
So that somehow excites me very.


Archie has made it to the top!

If you want to know why this snail is called Archie,
search in the archives and go back, scroll all the way down to post 12 aug 2005
or go to this link:
there you can read all about Archie (World-Snail-Racing-Champion 1995)

I see now I'm blogging almost two years now!
Time is also racing like Archie!

Saturday, July 07, 2007

grass seeds

summergrass seeds

Wednesday, July 04, 2007



Tuesday, July 03, 2007


I decided to go around the house,
to have another look for the birds in the trees.
To see if I could spot one.
I saw mother bird around, so that could mean one of his young could be near.

All at once I saw one bird very close.
so close, I was so surprised!
He had waited for me, to pose for some photos!
after that he took his wings to fly out of sight.