Tuesday, November 30, 2010

finch 2




A female finch sitting in the snow (snow did arrive now),
chewing, peeling a seed.
They do that always so funny...chewing, biting, peeling on those seeds till they can eat it.

Monday, November 29, 2010

finch




My birdbath is temporary a feedingtable.
I stopped the water running, because of freezing.

A beautiful male finch came along.
A very brave one...I saw him intimidating a treecreeper and a blackbird.
As you would not expect a smaller bird doing things like that.
also I saw a blackbird intimidating a woodpigeon(which is 3 times bigger)
I can learn something from those brave birds...standing your ground.

Sunday, November 28, 2010

falcon




As I planned to go home, I saw a small street
for maybe...another chance?
After some time...to my surprise, there he was!
Sitting up in a tree...sat a male kestrel , (Falco tinnunculus,) (torenvalk) enjoying the sunrays...
in between watching the area.
He didn't mind that I came closer.
so I could get quite near and get some lovely shots.
He really made my day!

robin





As I continued my journey,
I suddenly noticed a lovely robin sitting on a frosted pole.
So now and then he jumped down to find a snack.
but came back sitting on another pole,
from where He viewed his area.
He gently posed for my camera from all sides.
Such a beauty!

rime



Today I wanted to go out...
not only my garden..I wanted to shoot falcon.

It had frozen again, beautiful light of the sun shining through.
So I drove to some area where I suposed to find them.
I saw a beautiful buzzard sitting in the sunshine, though as soon as I stopped,
the buzzard got his wings before I could fire my camera.

As I got out of my car I found lovely rime on all kind of reeds and wood.
much longer than I had in my garden.

Saturday, November 27, 2010

snow



Snow did arrive
24 hours delay...

just a few flakes.

Friday, November 26, 2010

ice





The weathernewsman promised ice and snow coming.
The ice came...the snow is either delayed, belated or cancelled.

This morning all the branches in my garden were covered with a magical frosted layer.
And coming along with it, there is always a stillness around,
which you cannot explain...how come.
It makes you still inside.... in wonder.

Thursday, November 25, 2010

visitors



Unexpectedly, one of my friends K. phoned
Can I come along?
Some hours later there she was.
And she had brought along her two birds Elsje & Simon.
Two kind of small parrots ...very tame... and lovely.
They both fly around freely in the room.
lovely sound those wings..flapping, fluttering ruffle...making a soft breeze when flying over.
Very much fun to watch them.
Simon is the male, with blue in the wings.
Elsje (female) is the green one.

Tuesday, November 23, 2010

squirrel


From some distance, I saw him roaming around in my garden.
either hiding a nut or digging it up.
Haven't seen them for quite a while
I always love to see them, these running rushing creatures.

Monday, November 22, 2010

a little something

This morning Bibi escaped to the ceiling.
I called him back and of course he didn't come back
as cats are used to, having a mind of their own.
So I let him.

After some hours I decided to have a look.
He came down...and the next hours he sat which a little something on his face.

Sunday, November 21, 2010

acrobatic robin

They say robins never sit on fat-balls.
They say they can't.

This one is an acrobat.
he can do it.

Friday, November 19, 2010

late visitor


Few days ago...dark, about late,
Bibi suddenly started growling and meaowing like mad.
I looked at him puzzeled (of course , her) to see what was going on.
He was so mad...growling...deep low grumbling, IiieoauuWWwwwwGGGggrgrgr

Then I saw on the table sitting outside,
two staring flashing eyes between beautiful blue-ish fur.
A neighbour cat thought it was nice to come for a visit.
Bibi was not amused.

Thursday, November 18, 2010

robin

I Can't get enough of making photos of my robin.
He is such a delightful bird.

Here he is intensely craving for peanuts.

Wednesday, November 17, 2010

heart

I was drinking a cup of water.
As I wanted to put down the cup, I noticed the cup had been wet underneath.
It had left a mark of a heart under the cup.

I stared at the heart with surprise.

Tuesday, November 16, 2010

yellow

Its feedingtime for the birds.
I put on peanuts and seeds
and today a male greenfinch came along.
Haven't seen them for a while.
I did not know the rear end of this bird was so bright yellow!

Monday, November 15, 2010

robin

There he was again today,
with one of his best looks...

Sunday, November 14, 2010

monkshood


In my garden is still blosseming the monkshood..(aconitum) (monnikskap)
Beautiful purples contrasting the burnt siennas, yellows and greens.
Its always a surprise late in the year having those lovely flowers as an extra gift.

Friday, November 12, 2010

more rain & showers





More rain&showers...
autumn has gone loose.

Thursday, November 11, 2010

strorny


Its extremely rainy&strorny weather today...yesterday...tomorrow...
wet & soaked & blown away weather... all days long and nights even.

Sunday, November 07, 2010

robin





Every day robin comes to the feedingtable.
seeing if there is a little something...yummy.

Saturday, November 06, 2010

drops



After yesterdays rain there are beautiful drops glistening, sparkling against the dark.