Tuesday, 17 April 2012

Birds in Holland or about birds in my backyard...

There are plenty of birds in the low lands...even though the Netherlands are the most crowded country in Europe one can stop seeing birds at every corner. some like water (this is where they live and catch their food), others fly around (and sometimes even inside our flat like the loud green parakeets), another just sing, sit on the tree and enjoy their freedom.
On my pictures you may enjoy the following beauties:
- Green Parakeet (in French "Conure Verte")
- Great Crested Grebe ( in German "Haubentaucher", FR: "Grèbe huppé", in NL: "Fuut", in BG. "Голям гмурец");
- (male) Pheasant (in German "Fasan", in FR "Faisan", in BG "див фазан");
- Grey heron (in German "Graureiher", in FR "heron", in BG "Сива чапла");
- Great spotted woodpecker (in German "Buntspecht", in FR "Pic épeiche", in BG "пъстър кълвач");

All birds in this entry I have encountered from my balcony, in my street or in the near-by park where I go jogging:-))

16 comments:

Filip Demuinck said...

Good pictures, we are so lucky that Holland has so many birds in the wild that we can enjoy. At first I thought these were all taken in your garden.

Greetings,
Filip

Lies said...

Prachtig, Jana !
't Lijkt wel de zoo in je tuin... !
Ook zo kleurrijk !
Lie(f)s.

Erika said...

Very nice birds and shots well done. Ciao from italy
Erika

AVCr8teur said...

Such colorful birds to see so close to home! And, thanks for the language lesson. :)

hélène said...

Prachtige beestjes! Xxx

papillon said...

The birds are already in spring mood...very nice pictures.
Best wishes from "Ländle"
J+C

Barb said...

Looks like that Grebe caught some lunch! It would be so spectacular to see vivid parakeets flying about.

Marco Alpha said...

Hello Jana,
Wonderful to see all these birds. Th grebe with the fish in his beak is a great moment in your shot.

Much greetings,
Marco

Pieces of Sunshine said...

Wonderful to be able to see so many colourful birds close to home, especially considering your dense population. Great photos.

Sarie said...

Dank je wel voor je reactie bij mijn blog.
Je maakt mooie foto`s, ik ga straks nog even verder kijken in je blog.
Wat een super moment die Fuut met vis!
Groetjes Greet

Salitype said...

they are fun to watch !

kulasa said...

beautiful bird photos....their colored wings beautifully captured brought a huge smile on my face...

betchai said...

wow, i don't think i have ever seen a pheasant here, that sure looks so beautiful, and the rest of the birds too.

dith said...

prachtige foto's en dan zo dichtbij huis genomen. Fijn weekend, Dietmut

rainfield61 said...

Those who just sing, sit on the tree and enjoy their freedom must be celebrity.

Red Nomad OZ said...

We also have Great Crested Grebe in Australia! Amazing that it is in two countries that are so different!!