Tuesday, July 27, 2021

Blue-tit




 This Blue-tit looks amazing when he is having is bath.

Friday, July 23, 2021

Young robin



 Beautiful young robin bathing.

I love these young beauties, with their speckled outfit. Soooo lovely!!!!

Monday, July 19, 2021

Wagtail









 Its not often that a wagtail comes visiting to have a bath. However on a very warm day he sometimes comes.

He is so extremely quick and its a joy to see how he is ruffling and shaking to get his feathers all cleaned up.


Sunday, July 11, 2021

Bubbles-play


 Playing with bubbles!

(I don't know what blogger has done to my image. 
It looks really unsharp. when you click the image to enlarge than they have the normal sharpness.
I noticed this as well a while ago on my photos.
so click the images for a better view)

Thursday, July 08, 2021

Doves



 A beautiful couple of doves have taken a time-out near the pond in the grass.

Sunday, July 04, 2021

Young Woodpecker





This is so great to see.

You can clearly see how this young woodpecker is enjoying his yummy snack.

Friday, July 02, 2021

Green woodpecker.




 Last night, already getting dark, I suddenly saw a green woodpecker climbing up the tree.

I always am happy when I see him, however because of his camouflaged outfit I rarely see him.

I do hear him when he is laughing his socks off. And that's the reason I love this bird so much. He laughs at fear and worry. He reminds me of the laughing horse in Job 39: 22 (He laughs at fear and is afraid of nothing.)

(Now in these days so helpful as a reminder during the covid fear. The spread of fear and control, attached to the fraud and cover ups, is actually more of a problem than the virus.)

Here, the green woodpecker is eating the black ants, who are running up and down the bark of this oak.

Green woodpeckers always laugh!

Monday, June 28, 2021

Dove bathing






 Seeing this dove, trying to have a bath, it gives me a real feel of summer. 

I was waiting for him to fall in, but unfortunately he did not.

Saturday, June 26, 2021

Robin



 Its looks like Robin has a second nest somewhere, someplace.

He has yummy food in his beak for the young.

Sunday, June 20, 2021

Young woodpecker






One of the young woodpecker trying to get some yummy food. 

I saw are at least 3 young coming to the feeding basket.  
 

Saturday, June 19, 2021

Woodpecker



Every time, when I hear 'thick-tjick', woodpeckers are around.

I just had put some oatmeal in the basket and within seconds they were there.

It seems the woodpeckers have young and with a beak full of oatmeal the parent flew off to feed his baby's.
 

Sunday, June 13, 2021

seed box of Poppy





 Beautiful 'hairy' seed boxes of Poppy.

Monday, June 07, 2021

European Goldfinch



(Carduelis carduelis) European Goldfinch, Puttertje.

To my surprise there are coming almost every day, 2 goldfinches in my garden for a drink and sometimes a bath as well.

These are fantastic birds. 

Beautiful red colors in their face and a bright yellow on their wings.

They always remind me of the famous painting of Carel Fabricius, who painted a goldfinch being imprisoned. Tied with a chain on his leg. This goldfinch also had to tap water with a thimble. 

I  identified myself with this bird. not being able to fly and how awful that must be.

When I see these birds in my garden, my heart arises with a leap of joy!

No strings attached to his legs. Free to fly! and free to have a drink!

Especially in this time, being free is one of the most treasured values in my eyes.

Sunday, June 06, 2021

Robin bathing



 Robin having a bath.

Saturday, June 05, 2021

Robin



 A while ago robin was feeding his young.

Caught a glimpse of a delicious sappy meal.

Tuesday, June 01, 2021

Clematis




 Clematis montana, is having a party.