Wednesday, February 28, 2018

Rare visitors

Today I suddenly noticed a rare visitor.
Fieldfare, Turdus Pilaris, Kramsvogel
It is a bird I rarely see in my garden.
Only when it is very cold outside.
Today it was a day like that.

He had an eye on my little red apples.
And that was an amazing sight!
Later I noticed there were more than one.
All with fixed eyes, to find out how to get them.
They are really acrobats
The tree is empty by now.

All apples are gone.

Tuesday, February 27, 2018

Turtle-doves visiting

Today two turtles-doves came for lunch.

Monday, February 26, 2018

Crested-Tit in shock

 I heard a thump on my window.
A little bird had crashed against the glass window...

A crested-Tit sat in shock on the ground.
I picked him up, which he allowed and I kept the little bird a while in my hands.
He hardly noticed.
I prayed that he would make it...and that his mate would not be alone.
Then I sat him down on a wood table, which I though it might be less cold.
He still was far away...just sitting, no motion except his eyes blinking.
It took a while and then he was gone!

Sunday, February 25, 2018

New sleeping place

Today, lovely sunshine day.
While sitting in the sun, I heard behind my back a weird sound.
I looked up to see what it might be, and then I noticed than Fluffy was trying to find a new sleeping place in the box I keep for my sewing-materials.

Friday, February 23, 2018


Lots of sparkling diamonds in the grass.
(Enlarge image to see the diamonds)

Sunday, February 18, 2018

Frozen birdbath

It was a beautiful sight...last week.
The birdbath and the water running over the brim, frozen!
(click the images for better sight)

Saturday, February 17, 2018


Last week I saw two Crested-Tits, (Lophophanes cristatus), (Kuifmees) on the feeding table.
A very lovely couple.
I don't see them very often, mostly they are feeding in the woods.
But as it is freezing last week, they love to have something extra's

Thursday, February 15, 2018

Shepherd-purse stamp

Shepherd-purse stamps.
I gave them to one of my friends F. for her birthday back in 2009.
Last week, her mail came with these stamps on it.
So nice to see them returning!

Monday, February 12, 2018

Early bird

This morning, being up early with my coffee,
I noticed in the dark my robin also being out of his feathers very early.

Friday, February 09, 2018


Some more lovely birds on the feeding table.

Wednesday, February 07, 2018

Dunnock 2

This time I made sure I had my camera loaded with the memory card.
I had another chance to capture the Dunnock, (Heggemus,(Prunella modularis).
He is such a lovely bird, very shy and nondescript by his greyish brown feathers.

Tuesday, February 06, 2018

New website,

            ...I was working on a new website for a very long long time...I found my old one old.
However it still exists.
It had so many bumps and loops and turnarounds, it was quite a struggle to get it on air.
Today I got it on air!
(although there is a lot of building to do)
my new website: 

12,5 year!

This morning in my mail I found this!
Such a surprise!
I had not thought of it myself...that my Iwings-blog exists today 12,5 year!
My good friend Fennie had sent me this card for reminding me. 
Later in my snail mail I found another card from her.
So special! 
That I did not think of it myself!
Thanx Fennie!

This day I also have been born again, 35 years ago giving my life to God in 1983.
And it was also my fathers birthday.
So this is for me a very special day of celebration.
And to my amazement, later today,
my nephew called to tell that his wife gave birth to a beautiful daughter!

Monday, February 05, 2018


The dunnock, (Prunella modularis), (Heggenmus.)
was feeding on my feeding table, as well as other birds like the robin, blackbirds and finches.
I made lovely photos and even of the little snowflakes fluttering around.
When I wanted to upload the photo's, I found out that my memorystick was not in the camera,
but still in my computer...
So no photo's at all! 
I did make a quick sketch of the dunnock, so that is all I have of yesterdays bird feasting.