Two pictures of a great spotted woodpecker (Dendrocopos major), taken in the Waterleidingduinen outside Amsterdam this week. You can tell it’s a juvenile because the top of the head is crimson, when it gets older that part will become black and if it’s a male he will get a crimson spot on his nape instead.
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