Monday, April 19, 2021

Song-thrush



 Yesterday a beautiful Song-thrush came along with speckles all over his breast.

I so much love these birds... singing so delightful.

Sunday, April 18, 2021

Sparrows





 The sparrows are having a good time in my garden. finding snacks everywhere.

Monday, April 12, 2021

Dove drinking






 Dove drinking water. He is making beautiful splashes while he drinks.

Sunday, April 11, 2021

Mating robins


This morning when I looked for something in my studio, and then looked at something moving outside, I saw suddenly a robin acting very weird.

He had his beak pointing very high upward and all his red feathers on his breast pushed forward. As I looked a bit closer it looked like this robin was showing off all his beautiful red feathers on his breast. Then suddenly I saw another robin sitting very close and immediately all was clear that he was trying to make a great impression on his mate who was looking at him very intently.

Such beautiful sight this robins...oh I hope so they make a nest in my garden!

Friday, April 09, 2021

Flycatcher back!


 I was hoping that the flycatcher was on its way again to live this summer in my garden
and having a new breed.

Its always around this time, (the first weeks of april). This morning while having my coffeetime I suddenly saw him!

A small glimpse of him sitting in the beech tree singing!

I always love it so much when he's back. all the way from Africa...flying through snowstorms and downpours of rain...He did it again! 

Here is the schedule of his former arrivals through out the years.

Friday, April 02, 2021

Squirrel










 These is great to see!

Squirrel is cracking the nut. Then he puts the two halves of the nut (like a cup) on top of each other and eats out of the top one. When he has eaten the top one, he drops it and starts eating out of the second cup.

Squirrels are soooo smart!

Tuesday, March 30, 2021

Fishing nuts





 Squirrel has become an expert in fishing nuts.

Wednesday, March 24, 2021

Squirrel drinking and eating








 Every time when I have nuts outside, now he knows....Squirrel is inspecting all the pots and spots where he once found a nut.

So nice to see he has good memory.

Tuesday, March 23, 2021

sparrows




 I love my sparrows, as they are coming hiding in the arch of the beech.

They are so cute and cosy. Now there is always a couple sitting there and I noticed they are looking for a nesting place.

I do hope they make one in the ivy next to the beech arch. that would be so great!

Saturday, March 13, 2021

Fishing nuts








A few days ago, I had thrown some nuts in the pond, for my squirrel-friend.

He happpily came along and immediately he discovered the nuts in the water. It did not take long that he was fishing nuts as a skilled fisher.

 

Wednesday, March 10, 2021

Green woodpecker





 The last couple of days I heard the green woodpecker laughing loudly. Every morning when I sit with my early morning coffee. It feels as if he is laughing in victory, when it seems all is going wrong and things all seem to go the opposite direction. 

The Lord sits in Heaven and laughs at the conspiracies of the nations (Ps 2) For me its a reality whatever it looks like now. The woodpecker reminds me of that every day now. He thinks I need it.

Its one thing to hear a green woodpecker. Its another thing to see him. This morning I was happy to hear and see him as he climbed the oak in my garden.

In between his laughter he is snacking some insects.

Such a beautiful awesome bird.

Monday, March 08, 2021

2 robins



 A few days ago, there were two robins together at the feeding table. That was a surprise to me, because normally you always see one, because they are very territorial,

Would it already be his mate? I would love to have a couple nesting in my garden again this year.

Wednesday, March 03, 2021

Fishing nuts










By accident a nut landed in the pond, floating there for a while. Squirrel discovered the swimming nut and took it out. That inspired me to drop some more nuts in the pond.

And he fished them all out!