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.
I think it must have been about 6 years ago, when a few Hollyhock seedlings suddenly popped up in our street. Since then they’ve been growing everywhere.
We got three colours this year. It’s always a bit of a surprise what will show up.
I love to hear the gentle buzzing of bumblebees and wasps that hang around the flowers.
We visited the Cap Sizun Bird reserve hoping to see the Common Guillemot. We missed out on the Guillemot, but we did spot dozens of European Shags
and other sea birds. The Northern Fulmar was a lifer for us. Hundreds of them were nesting on cliffs and making quite a racket, the cliffs echoing their calls.
Cap Sizun Reserve is quite small, but it’s a beautiful walk on a sunny day.
There was a breeding colony of Northern Fulmar, Fulmarus glacialis (thanks Dewald) at the Cap Sizun bird reserve. They made quite a noise 🙂
Fluffy youngster in the background
Northern Fulmar nest on the cliffs
The rapeseed fields of Groningen are blooming abundantly this year. Of course you do need a brilliant blue sky if you go out to take photos. I got lucky yesterday.
We just came back from a two week holiday in the Peloponnesos. Greece in May is so lovely. All the trees & flowers are in bloom.