Thursday, April 30, 2020

Robins building a nest

When I was awake very early, I looked out of my bedroom window.
I almost could not believe my eyes,
When I watched longer it was really true.
A pair of robins is building a nest, right near my window.
Both robins are bringing leaves and mosses into the nestbox.
Such lovely sight!
So happy I can follow the building process !

A couple of years ago (5 years) another pair of robins had young in this nestbox as well,
and I really hoped they would one day come again.

Wednesday, April 29, 2020


On the seesaw playing in the waters, having fun going up and down.

Another painting for my cousin friends,
who are still at home because of lockdown.

Saturday, April 25, 2020


Robin with a drop of water on his head.
so funny!

Wednesday, April 22, 2020


This morning to my surprise, my friend squirrel came along.
He was happy to find some yummy things on the table.
I was happy to see him again.

Tuesday, April 21, 2020


Drawing for my little 3 year old niece Aurelie.

A week ago she and her mom came along to bring me a yummy cake.
So I thought she might like to have a drawing of the yummy cakes,
eaten by the white rabbits, squirrel and birds...

Sunday, April 19, 2020


Last week, about every day, I saw a couple of blackcaps coming to have a bath.
Beautiful birds!
Male with a blackcap, female has a brown cap.
Mostly they come together.
Today I only saw him taking a lovely bath.

Wednesday, April 15, 2020

Dove bathing

I was hoping the dove would jump into the water again.
However today he just did a bit washing of his head and that seemed to be enough for today.

Sunday, April 12, 2020

Rainbow reflection

Rainbow reflection in glass

Saturday, April 11, 2020

Female flycatcher has arrived!

Male and female flycathers don't fly together, from Africa to here. 
Normally the male comes first and about a week later the female comes.
Male flycatcher is taking over the territory and is searching out a nestbox,
 in that first week
I saw him singing and tweeting very loud and even being quite aggressively
chasing after coal-tits and other birds to make sure he is boss.
Today his behaviour was different.
and suddenly I noticed the female had arrived as well.
(The last photo is the male (darker)
the other ones show the female.)

Wednesday, April 08, 2020

Fluffy painting

Who has been painting, while I was not looking?

Tuesday, April 07, 2020

Arrival Flycather

There he is,
My little friend all the way from Africa!
He made it again and found my garden!
Such a wonder if you think about it.
Great to hear his squeaky sound again.
I saw him quickly inspecting a birdhouse.
However that one is already occupied by the coal-tits.

Luckily there are more options in my garden...

Wednesday, April 01, 2020


I am wondering if the flycatcher is on his way,
to be honest, two weeks ago I was already thinking where he would be...on his way to here.
Flying above the Sahara maybe.
I don't know how long his trip will take.
9000 kilometers flying...
Would that mean for a small bird a month flying?

I looked for the dates he arrived the other years...
At least that I spotted him here.
I earliest he was here in 2012 of the 2 of April.
I am looking and scanning through my garden If I can spot him.
Not yet today.
Expecting to see him soon.