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


 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


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


 A while ago robin was feeding his young.

Caught a glimpse of a delicious sappy meal.

Tuesday, June 01, 2021


 Clematis montana, is having a party.