Wednesday, April 24, 2019

Happy squirrel

Some more pics of a happy squirrel, finding unexpected nuts.

Monday, April 22, 2019

Fly catcher

The flycatcher has reserved more than one nest boxes..
I see him tweeting and singing all the time.
Meanwhile he is defending at least 3 boxes.

Also when another bird comes too close, he is chasing them away ruthlessly.
He is quite a temperamentfull bird.

Friday, April 19, 2019

Squirrel 2

He is sooooo cute!
Yesterday he came again, early in the morning.
seeing if there were more nuts!
And yes I had laid out some more.
He really liked it...and he even did not mind, me coming closer with my camera.

Wednesday, April 17, 2019


Yesterday I noticed Squirrel around my house.
I put some hazelnuts outside, maybe he would like it and come again!

Today even 2 squirrels were sniffing around!
Most of the nuts were being cut in they have searched them out!
Unfortunately the double glass made some unwanted blurry effects and reflections.
However it made accidentally a kind of bokeh, (kind of blur and haziness) that I like. 

Monday, April 15, 2019

Pied Flycatcher Back!!!!

Having been away on a short trip,
I looked this morning out of my kitchen window, while making my morning coffee.
I suddenly noticed He's back!
The flycatcher is back!
All the way from Africa, he has found my place again.

Its so astounding that such a small bird is flying every year such a long distance.
I made a google search. from Holland to SouthAfrica, is 9.400 km.
And then at the end of summer they are flying back and even the young birds are flying so many miles...
Then when sitting with my coffee, I noticed that the female had arrived too!!!
Both inspecting the birdhouse, very near to my house...
So I have a perfect view on the nest making and in a while the whole breeding thing.

Here is a link to the other years when I noticed his coming

Wednesday, April 03, 2019

Small 3

Continuing story Small

Small spend a while up, then decided it was time to go down again.
The way down was so much easier,
Small slided down the grassblade as if it was a slider.