Netherlands

Fly-by

Great egret (Ardea alba)

Just as I stepped outside, this Great egret flew over. I was just in time to snap a photo. There are dozens of them in the surrounding meadows in the region of Bellingwolde. I think they forage for mice there.

A Wildlife-Friendly Garden

European roe deer (Capreolus capreolus)

We love our wildlife-friendly garden and are planning a big pond to make it even more attractive to all sorts of animals and insects, like dragonflies, amphibians, birds and small mammals like hedgehogs, weasels and stoats. We didn’t actually have the neighbourhood deer on our minds, until we found their tracks and droppings in our garden.…

Song thrush

Song thrush Zanglijster

This Song thrush has been very shy. We didn’t get to see him (or her) much. However the snow has lead him to our birdfeeders. We call this feeder the ski jump.