Wednesday, June 30, 2010

youngbird's gathering

Suddenly there was an invasion of young birds,
gathering in the birdbath.
As If they had all said:
Shall we meet at 11.30 at the birdbath?

I counted at least 17 or 18 babybirds at the birdbath.
(click images for better view and counting)
Most are bluetits though there is also a coal-tit at the party.
Most extremely delightful gathering.
Never saw so many birds together in the birdbath

It looked like a flashmob for birds.

Tuesday, June 29, 2010


Now the weather is like ongoing summertime...
Bibi and Tommy spend their days having everyday lazytime holidays.


Some blackbirds have their second or third nest.
This blackbird is one of them.
Having some delicious meal in his beak for the young.

Monday, June 28, 2010


Its a pleasure to see all these birds coming long for a drink.
Here a baby such a fresh-brandnew feater-suit.
and then spoiling it...making it all wet and soaked!

Sunday, June 27, 2010

flying red

Few days ago...
I saw something red flying through my garden.
Red and black.
At first I thought it was the redstart bird, which I had seen a while ago.
I hoped I would catch a better glimpse.

Then I saw him again flying..and definitely it was a Bullfinch, (Goudvink),(Pyrrhula pyrrhula)
Though the photo I made was very unsharp...I could determine for sure, it was this delightful bird.
Extremely beautiful red, black head, almost unnatural...especialy here in this continent.
Then sitting in my garden I saw him again drinking at the birdbath.
what a beauty...only no camera at hand. sigh..sigh...!

Yesterday he came again for a that I could catch his beauy.

Saturday, June 26, 2010


I just installed the birdviewtent right on time...
Almost immediately a group of young blue-tits came out of hiding
for a bath .
I was so happy to see these having the time of their life.
splashing in the water...all over.

What do you want more on a warm summerday?

Friday, June 25, 2010


Young blue-tit on the edge of the birdbath.
I love his reflection in the water

Thursday, June 24, 2010

delightful spot

When I looked out of the window, while I was busy on my computer,

I saw two pigeons sitting in the sunshine on the feedingtable.
As the table is made of iron, it gets lovely warm in the sunshine.
so that made it a delightful spot to sit and rest.
meanwhile picking some of the remains of the crumbs.

willow warbler

The Willow Warbler (Fitus) thinks its good to go down under
when the temperature stays warm.

Wednesday, June 23, 2010


Its bathing time.
The weather is summery...

So many birds plunge in the birdbath for refreshment, like this blue-tit.
I like the ruffling afterwards.
Sitting on a branch, shaking and ruffling.
cleaning, preening, polishing,
till all the feather-do is back in place.

Tuesday, June 22, 2010


You can tell by his looks...that it is all so unfamiliar,
trying to explore his new world outside the box.


The young blackbirds are still roaming around in my garden.
Sometimes the father feeds them, though they are grown up enough to feed themselves.
Their looks is still kind of clumsy, and so is their behaviour.

Monday, June 21, 2010


Grass has many ways of flowering.
Mostly you don't see the flowering grass... though when you look more closely
there are so many variaties in grasses.

I love them, as they are always moving back and forth by the slightest touch of wind.
The fragile thin tiny golden ears...always dancing...playing.

Sunday, June 20, 2010


Squeack.... scream...squeack...I want more!
blackbird yelling...

It does not fit...

Saturday, June 19, 2010

screaming & begging

This morning I heard a young blackbird begging and screaming...for food.
A moment later I saw him sitting in the grass nearby.

I saw the father blackbird on the feedingtable
where I had put some breadcrumbs.
Than the next scenery speaks for itself..