Saturday, April 30, 2016

One eye

I spotted 'One eye' again in my garden.

Friday, April 29, 2016


I did not see the flycatcher for a while.
I wondered if he had moved.
Today i noticed him again, defending his territory.
loudly tweeting that he is here.
I do hope his mate soon will arrive, so that the nestbuilding can begin.

Tuesday, April 26, 2016

Apple blossom

Despite the many rain that is showering this whole week,
The apple continues to blossom and being so beautiful!
The buds are taken a week ago, the blossoming has just begun.

Monday, April 25, 2016


Its weird weather, last week.
Not so much the springy type weather, I would like.
Cold, rainy...and yesterday even thick hailstones...
Jumping, springing all over the place.
I must admit its kind of springy though. 

Saturday, April 23, 2016

Construction work

When going outside, I noticed this...
Quite a messy mess, near the tap.
I waited to see who would be responsible...

I didn't have to wait a long time...
Construction work in progress

Every time this blackbird boldly came  to the house, 
digging out the plant pot I recently had bought for the Fluff.
He noticed me trying to make pictures, 
but that did not keep him from continuing his job.
The rest of the pictures speak for themselves.

Friday, April 22, 2016

Cabbage White

I haven't see many butterflies this spring yet.
This is the first Cabbage White on the Pinksterbloemen, Cardamine pratensis (cuckooflower or lady's smock)
I also expect the Orange White to come, but he didn't show up yet. 
So I keep an eye on these flowers.
Many are blossoming in my grass, till the grass can have its first haircut.

Thursday, April 21, 2016

Flycatcher call&tweet

First glimpse of the flycatcher.
His is mostly high up in a tree, to call & tweet to his soon coming mate.
She is always a week or so later, so he must make sure she will hear him, when she flies over.

Tuesday, April 19, 2016

Spring, springing

The beech is unfolding.

On one place of the tree, (at the bottom) the buds are thick and about to open up..
At half way up, the leaves are unfolding.
And more higher, the blossoms are coming out!

Great sight, seeing spring, springing open.

Sunday, April 17, 2016

Flycatcher arrived!!!

This morning, I was just awake, I looked out of my window.
A bird came sitting on the fence.
I looked better to see what bird it was.
The flycatcher stared at me!!!
It was as if he came to tell me that he has arrived!

Such a SURPRISE!!!!!
17th of April.

In 2006 he also arrived on 17th of April,
look here for arrival times in former years

Tuesday, April 12, 2016

Second robin

I also noticed, there is a second robin in my garden with 2 normal eyes.

Monday, April 11, 2016

One eye

One eye is back!

Last summer I had a robin in my garden with one eye, the right eye blind.
I named him 'One eye'
In winter the summer robins migrate to southern places
and winter robins arrive here from more northern countries, to spend winter here.
Now the summer robins are back to nest here.
I never knew robins come back to the same garden,

To my surprise One eye is back.
Last year I made a post and photo of One eye (second photo)
Here is One eye (second photo)
I think it must be the same bird.

Sunday, April 10, 2016


It's about time the flycatcher will arrive.
The last couple of days, I find myself, looking, watching...
Its time now, than he will come again.
No schedules of flight time and announcements of arrival time here.

It feels as if expecting a very good friend coming soon,
Soon arriving from a long, flight from far away country.

Just waiting till he shows up again.

Thursday, April 07, 2016

Always on top

Fluffy always is sitting on top of all my things.
Especially the things I am working on.
If I am drawing, he wants to sit on my drawing paper.
When I want to write something in my agenda, he wants to sit on top of it.
Looking things up in one of my ordners, he wants to be on top of it.
So he is!
Always on top! 

Tuesday, April 05, 2016

Happy cat

Fluffy very happy, when his meal is served.

Sunday, April 03, 2016

Stork breeding

Having a quick peek at the storks today.
One stork quietly sat a bit dozing in the lovely sunshine.
Probably breeding on some eggs.

Friday, April 01, 2016

up-side/sight down

Up-side down or is it up-sight down, or both?