Sunday, June 30, 2013

Tiny Crested Wren again

This morning he was back again.
My little tiny Crested Wren (Goudhaantje)...

Such a cute fast and rapid in its movements,
hardly to catch up with.

Saturday, June 29, 2013


When I am in the kitchen I always have company of one of the cats.
They are always sitting on the stairs, curiously inspecting what I am doing.

This time Fluffy is waiting for my meal to be finished.
As if he had not had his own.

Friday, June 28, 2013


Though summer is here, it looks like he did not arrive...
Rainy cold days almost make you forget how summer looks like and feels.

But despite all rainy days, there is coming some fruit on the trees.
The Malus has already little green apples. and there are some currants coloring.
The birds have found and tasted already if they are ripe.

Thursday, June 27, 2013

Blackbird meal

A blackbird is busy collecting a meal for her young.
worms and something that looks like a butterfly.
Yummy yummy....

Monday, June 24, 2013

Robin again

Robin again...enjoying a good bath.

Friday, June 21, 2013


It looked as if he was up to something.
when I saw this Song Thrush coming near my house.

I grabbed my camera, just in case.
Then through the window I could I see him while he did not see me.

He was too and peeling his meal.

Wednesday, June 19, 2013

Crested wren

Just before getting dark,
(In fact it was already too dark,
so that these 2 photo's were the sharpest and the others all being a blur)
I noticed a very small little tiny bird...approaching the birdbath.
Quick movements....
Grabbed my camera ....a crested wren! (goudhaantje)
Don't see him often.
One of the smallest of the smallest.....
On the top photo you can see his golden yellow crest. 

Tuesday, June 18, 2013

Buzzing May-tree

Everytime when I walk under the May-tree, Meidoorn
I hear a busy buzzing...

BBZzzzzzzZZZZZ zzzz....ZZZZ zzz

The tree has blossoms now and the bees think that's great joy!

Monday, June 17, 2013


Acrobatic dives...
I really wonder how he does this.

Saturday, June 15, 2013


A while ago I noticed a Wagtail, (kwikstaart), Motacillidae) sitting in a tree.
He was loud cheeping and tweeting.
It looked as if he was protecting his territory.
Maybe he had young nearby.

Friday, June 14, 2013

Nestbox inspection

Today I decided to have a look inside the nest boxes that had been left by the birds after breeding.

Bluetit nest with one egg unhatched.
some of Fluffy's hair inside.

Caoltit nest, which had been left unattended before there were eggs.
lots of Fluffy's hair inside...and some lovely pink fluff or wool.

 Caoltit nest with one unhatched egg

 Flycatchers nest with 2 unhatched eggs

A closer look at all unhatched eggs 

Wednesday, June 12, 2013


Robin and I had the same thought today.
I had been to the car wash...and robin had a great splash in the birdbath...
So we are both spic and span now.

Sunday, June 09, 2013

Still in?

This  morning when I awoke, I thought " Are they still in?'
I quickly looked, waited if one of the parents would come with a meal.
There he was...having a good meal...a good happy breakfast.
Breakfast is going on all morning, slightly going over to lunch, which takes all afternoon ..
going over in dinnertime, which takes so long till it gets dark.
In short: The parents are flying with meals all day long.
Sometimes meeting each other in front of the door....
checking who is going inside first...which is always quickly decided.

I even got a short glimpse of one of the baby blue tits...who was peeking outside.
I do hope they wait for me when they fly out!

Saturday, June 08, 2013


In between the feeding...
A short moment for a good bath and a little shaking...