Thursday, March 31, 2011

Roodi 28

Continuing story Flying Red

After Roodi had finished his story,
Roodi asked his mother if it was true what the nasty spider had said,
if he was a red firy monster, getting tears in his eyes...

His mother lifted him high up in the air,
and looked him straight in his eyes....

She said:
'You are the most beautiful delightful red firy bird of the whole universe'.!

the end

Wednesday, March 30, 2011

2 robins

Yesterday in the back of my garden
I was witness of 2 robins....(you rarely see 2 robins together)
who had fallen in love with each other.

Only in this time of the year, you see 2 robins go together... for having a family.
Its so unique...its a pity the were quite far off...
but clear enough...seeing how they feel for each other.

Can't wait to have little babyrobins in my garden.

Tuesday, March 29, 2011


Later I opened the door of his house,(glasshouse)
He did not go I kept the door open, to see if he wanted to fly out later on.
I easy could let him step on my finger, he was not afraid at all...
walked aroud for a while...His long legs have a quite firm grip...

Later on he started flying..into the bleu rain, blauwe regen, (wisteria)
He sat there all afternoon, did not fly away at all.
Later when it became a little colder, I helped him in...for maybe to stay a little longer inside.

He first flew some circles around my garden.
sat on some lower plants,
Then he landed on my sweater...!
just the right place to bring him back into his house, for staying another night at home.


This morning The Swallowtail butterfly was ready to go out.
First he warmed in the morning sunrays.
I had put a blue anemone in his little house and a violet.
He easily stepped on the plant,but I did not see him eating from the nectar.
So I also put inside some nectar for butterflies, not knowing which kind he likes.
He only sat..sometimes moving his wings...fluttering.

Monday, March 28, 2011


This morning...I watched the cocoon carefully...
In one moment, just being a few minutes somewhere else...
coming back, there he was.

I had missed the final moment, but was in time to see him climbing out

Here he is pumping his wings...and rolling with his tongue.

What a beauty.

cocoon Swallowtail

Last week I noticed that the cocoon of the Swallowtail (Koninginnepage) I had saved last year. had changed color!
You can now see the yellow shining through.
(these are the new wings of the butterfly shining through)

See also the full story of last year to read more about it
I knew then, that it would take only one or two days,
that the butterfly would come out...!

Help that would be a little too soon!
maybe butterflies know exactly the right time to come out.

Sunday, March 27, 2011


The Dunnock, Hedge sparrow, Prunella modularis, Heggemus, is mostly hiding under shrubs
so now and then I see him coming out of hiding,
to find a little something.
I realy like this little greyish bird...

Friday, March 25, 2011


Beautiful greenfinches (groenling) coming along.
Didn't see them much this past winter,
Somehow they seem to come out of nowhere,
in their beautiful green suit.

Thursday, March 24, 2011


The blue-tits (pimpels) have taken residence in nr 18
Its not the best house, to be honest it needs restoration.

For a quick repair, I have put an iron piece of string around, to keep the door closed.
forgot about it to restore it better later on.
I think when they are out, for a few moments,
I need to do close the door a bit tighter.

Wednesday, March 23, 2011


The finches(vink) are at their best...this season.
The colors of their feathers much more beautiful than in other seasons of the year.

Their deep red-brownish breast..showing great in the sunshine.(male)
As if they have dressed up for the 'girls' in their most beautiful suit.
meanwhile singing to attract the most lovely one.

Tuesday, March 22, 2011

Roodi 27

Continuing story Flying Red.

One moment later Roodi's mother embraced him with everything in her, under her wings.
Holding him dear to her heart.
She was so happy to have her Roodi back!
She had been so afraid...where he was...not coming back...fearing...the worst.

Roodi was so happy, he was back home in her warm embrace...
When she held him for a long time in her arms,
Roodi told her all that had happened...
about the nasty scolding spider,
how he had snapped the spider...
how he had learned to fly...

Doddi was so proud on her flying Red.

Monday, March 21, 2011


You don't have to tell the birds or cats or any animal,
that spring has officialy has arrived today on March 21.

The best and most loveliest season of the year.

Sunday, March 20, 2011


Though winter thinks he still reigns...

The coal-tits know spring has arrived.
Without clock or calender...they know exactly!

The birds definitely give proof that spring has arrived....


Officialy spring has arrived,
but during nighttime...
winter likes to show off his last presence.
frost everywhere...the birdbath completely frozen.

Moon XXL

Last night I heard on the news, that there was something special with the moon.
Not only he was full these days,
but he looks 14% bigger than normal.
He seems bigger because he is lower at the horizon.
Also he is closest near the earth now: 356.577 kilometer.

So that was interesting enough for me to make a shot last night, of this XXL moon.

The 2 shadows on the moon comes from a tree..sitting in front of the moon

Saturday, March 19, 2011


Interesting this unknown bird today.
At first I did not know this visitor, feeding on the peanuts.
A bird with a lovely striped belly, about the size of a sparrow?

As I looked in my books, I think its a female Siskin, (Carduelis Spinus), Sijs.
Not so common in my garden.

Friday, March 18, 2011

Roodi 26

Continuing story Flying Red.

Instantly Roodi's mother saw that the red blurr coming at her was her Roodi !

Surprised, full of relief, she opened her wings wide open,
so that Roodi flew right into her loving arms....!

Thursday, March 17, 2011

Roodi 25

Continuing story Flying Red.

Roodi flew as fast as he could fly,
within seconds he was near his home.
where he saw his mother on the look-out.

She was waiting & staring in the blue...
suddenly seeing a red blurr coming near

Wednesday, March 16, 2011

Roodi 24

Continuing story Flying Red.

Roodi noticed that his wings...could lift him in the air..
Would it be possible he could fly like he had seen his mother doing?

He tried to not only go up and down...
but also to go straight on, flapping his wings as fast as he could flap!

Sunday, March 13, 2011

wet feet and a drink

Bibi always has been a kind of weird cat...
he does unlike drinking out of the birdbath.
The birdbath is at least 70 /80 cm high, placed on a pillar..
so that the birds can have a drink or bath, more safe.

But Bibi thinks its his drinkingspot
he does not care about getting wet feet...
though he tries to avoid this as much a possible.

Saturday, March 12, 2011


Itsagain lovely spring weather today,
Birds are singing...all day.

Time for a bath..thought the songtrush (zanglijster).
He splashed all an acrobat...many times.