Thursday, February 28, 2019

First Butterfly

The weather was extremely beautiful for the time of the year.
Suddenly they were out!
The first butterflys dancing though the air.
I saw at least 6 or 7!

Thursday, February 21, 2019


Like everyone we have our morning rituals to get ready for the day.
So does Fluffy.
It looks as if he thinks...Where am I going to sleep for the day?
He decided to pick the box, which I had set up for him some time ago.
However when the hours went by and
it became rather hot in the sunshine, he choose to sleep out of the box.

Tuesday, February 19, 2019

weird date

Its a funny date today.
Like a mirror reflection reversing.

Monday, February 18, 2019

Blue-tits reservation of the house

The blue-tits are still making plans to have a nest in this birdhouse.
Even when there was snow, a few weeks ago, they were fiercely defending the house against intruders.
I am looking forward when the nestbuilding begins.

Friday, February 15, 2019


Spring is rapidly breaking out.
The last days were very sunny and I could even sit outside, without wearing a coat.
Birds tweeting everywhere...
Doves busy finding a breeding spot in a nearby conifer.
Bumbles, bumbling on the crocus...
Birds chasing each other.
I think they love it and so do I.

Thursday, February 14, 2019


A few days ago, suddenly Squirrel came along.
I had thrown some nuts outside, hoping he would come.
And yes there he was! sitting perfectly still on a great spot for a photo.
Such a beauty!
He immediately stole my heart.

Tuesday, February 12, 2019

dead Sparrow

Sunday, February 10, 2019

Empty apple tree

One week ago

It is amazing that in one week time
the birds have eaten all the apples.

Saturday, February 09, 2019


This morning, quite early, again an invasion of birds coming to feast in the apple tree.
At first I thought, Hey the Fieldfares are back again!
So I grabbed my camera to capture the birds.
To my amazement it were no Farefields
I saw above the eye a white stripe and a red coloured wing area.
It must be a couple of Redwings,Turdus iliacus, Koperwieken.
And yep...
a group of Redwings...!
These birds also come from the North, like Sweden, Finland and Norway,
and also come here in Holland to escape the freezing cold.

Friday, February 08, 2019


A few days ago, suddenly a group of at least 6 or 7 Fieldfares,Turdus pilaris,Kramsvogels
landed in the small apple tree to feast on the little apples.
For such a small tree it was packed.
I was not able to catch all of them in the tree.
However one wanted to pose and I was happy.

This bird is not a common bird in Holland.
Only during wintertimes he comes here flying from the northern countries like Norway, Sweden, Finland or even Siberia.

Thursday, February 07, 2019

Apple feast

The apples are frozen and now a delight for the blackbirds.
They are feasting, having an apple party!

Tuesday, February 05, 2019


Beautiful greenfinch showing up, looking for something to snack.

Monday, February 04, 2019

robin drinking icewater

Another gorgeous moment, Robin drinking icewater.