Is it just me or does it look like this little Blue Tit -seen in my backyard yesterday- is channeling Marilyn Monroe in that famous scene above a subway vent.? ;) At least the hair style is ‘normal’ this time (not like the punk rocker Blue Tit..)
A Dunnock (Prunella modularis) visited my backyard today, I haven’t seen this one before so it was a nice surprise :)
A Barn Swallow (Hirundo rustica), photographed in the Amsterdamse Bos
Eurasian red squirrels (Sciurus vulgaris) in Sweden
A male Eurasian Bullfinch (Pyrrhula pyrrhula), stretching after eating sunflower seeds on the balcony railing.
It’s always fun to see a bird for the first time! Since I’m new at birding, this happens with fairly common birds as well. Here’s a Eurasian Blackcap (Sylvia atricapilla), a cute little warbler related to the Garden Warbler (see previous post).
Two collages of bird photos, taken today along the Brettenpad nature path outside Amsterdam.
First some warblers: #1 Garden Warbler (Sylvia borin), #2 Common Whitethroat (Sylvia communis), #3Willow Warbler (Phylloscopus trochilus)
And here is: #1 European Goldfinch (Carduelis carduelis), #2 European Greenfinch (Chloris chloris), #3 Song Thrush (Turdus philomelos)
A male House Sparrow (Passer domesticus) posing on the rooftop
A Great Cormorant (Phalacrocorax carbo), sitting in a transmission tower in Diemerpark, Amsterdam today.
It’s not the sharpest capture, but if you scroll down you’ll understand why… :)
This is why I love the SX50!
A European Robin (Erithacus rubecula), enjoying a moment by the creek.
Note: The European Robin is a small passerine bird of the flycatcher family. It’s not closely related to the American Robin (Turdus migratorius), which is a songbird of the thrush family- see picture on Talains photography blog here.