Sunday, January 31, 2010

melting snow...growing drops







Melting snowflakes ...

into drops....
falling.




frozen drops



On every branch,
on every tiny bud or seed a snowflake...
Thats one of the most beautiful things of fresh fallen snow.

Saturday, January 30, 2010

beak full of snow






I love it seeing the blackbirds digging in the snow...
searching for frozen seeds,
beak full of snow, highlighted by the sun.

snow...snow ..snow




When I pulled open the curtains this morning...
surprise...surprise!

It has been snowing again.
It all looks like magic Narnialand....
The blackbirds wait in line for the feeding table...
but not always on a British way.

Friday, January 29, 2010

blackbird with white



I love the blackbird with a little white under his chin,
and the speckled dots on his breast.

Wednesday, January 27, 2010

blackbird expressions





I like to watch the birds,
they all have such a different character...

Tuesday, January 26, 2010

blackbird sunbathing





While it is freezing and very cold,
sunshine broke through today.
Blackbird is sunbathing, warming himself in the first sunrays.

Sunday, January 24, 2010

washing feet





Blackbird having his feet washed.

Saturday, January 23, 2010

blackbird 3

Friday, January 22, 2010

blackbird doodle 2





Thursday, January 21, 2010

blackbird doodle


blackbird doodle

Tuesday, January 19, 2010

grey

Its.............grey.....!

Monday, January 18, 2010

blackbird

Blackbird waiting...

Sunday, January 17, 2010

robin bath






A few days its around zero...so the thaw set in.
for me an opportunity to let the half frozen birdbath running again.

After some hours...to my surprise robin thought it was great to have a fresh bath!

I am always so delighted when I see him having his bath.

Saturday, January 16, 2010

big spider

When I stepped in the kitchen this morning
for making my cup of coffee.
I saw a very, very huge big spider sitting on the floor!

It did not move...
It did not run away...these type of spiders can run ...very, very fast.
So I moved & stepped with my left foot carefully on top.
(this is the stepped-on version)

I don't like spiders inside my house.
shiver...yuck...

Thursday, January 14, 2010

Tree creeper



This lovely little tree creeper (boomkruipertje)
came along for a drink at the snow-ice-capped well
which has still running water.

Tuesday, January 12, 2010

feathers flying

There have been flying feathers...with no bird attached.

Some blackbirds think they have more rights on the feeding table than others.
That causes more than once a bird-to-bird fight,
to decide who is first...and who will be last.
Who is very important...and who is very unimportant.

Not only people...play this game.

Monday, January 11, 2010

round ball



Its still snowy and very cold outside.
This blackbird on my frozen birdbath,
has made himself allmost a round featherball to keep warm.

Sunday, January 10, 2010

Blackbirds gathering











There are at least more than 10 blackbirds gathering around the feeding table.
As it started snowing and freezing again, the birds come for their survival kid.

A few days ago they have discovered the malus apples..which I had put outside at X-mas time.
These were totally frozen on the dish...and not so easy to take away.

Lots of hammering on these ice apples...
And of course waiting for and fighting each others turns, according to who is Top Bird.

I love watching their behaviour..and expressions.