maandag 28 januari 2013

The "Weekly" Biology Session: Birds in the Snow










Yes, it's back. Sort of. Just a little peek of some birds that are visiting our garden on an everyday basis.

Do you remember the amazing snow day? The day the whole country (Netherlands) could not go out? And I could not go to work?

That afternoon, when the snow showers went away, I picked up my camera because the birds in the trees looked absolutely beautiful in all these snowy trees.

The light was amazing. Also very difficult to photographe all the birds. They became much darker because of the reflection of the snow.




There are always sparrows (Sturnus vulgaris or "Spreeuw" in Dutch) in the trees at the neighbours garden, and they didn't seem to be bothered by the cold. They were chattering away as usual!
 



Some animals were a bit harder to see, but looked very beautiful in the snow
 
Do you see them?

 



These Earasian collared doves (Streptopelia Decaocto), or "Turkse Tortelduif" in Dutch) were very busy trying to look for food, flying from tree to tree, picking at the peanuts and seed balls hanging there.



We put some seeds in the garden everytime after a snow shower, so that the birds had something to eat. Also I hanged a bit more snacks for them in the garden. Right now, the snow is gone, and hopefully the ground will defrost quickly so that they will find some nice worms again!
 

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