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Posts tagged “amsterdam

wake-up

The rose-ringed parakeet (Psittacula krameri) is a common bird here in Amsterdam. There’s a group of them in my backyard, and they wake me up every morning! It’s a noisy species with an unmistakable squawking call. Without exaggerating, there can be 30 of them (sometimes more, especially in the winter) in one tree. They’re nice to look at, but I do wish I had mute button (or at least a snooze button) for them 😉

Here’s a cute little female, she didn’t scream but just sat there talking to herself (who doesn’t sometimes) which seem to be typical for them.

 

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Some pictures from the Amsterdam Light Festival 2016-

(1) “Greenpigs”

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(2) “Bunch of Tulips”

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(3) “Rotifers”

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(4) “Nest”

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(5) “Welcome to my home(town)”

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mandarijneend

He’s back! It’s been 2.5 years since I last saw this male Mandarin duck (Aix galericulata), so I was delighted to spot him again yesterday. 🙂

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festival

The annual Amsterdam Light Festival brightens up our beautiful city during the dark winter days 🙂

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flying

Yesterday I took a flight in a small plane over Holland. Unfortunately the weather wasn’t fully cooperating, but I could still see Amsterdam and some tulip fields!

Six pictures from the plane- Click to open slideshow

Also: Caleephotography has got leet followers! A big THANK YOU for taking the time to visit my blog!!

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tulpen

The ultimate sign of Spring: Tulips!

Photos taken in Amsterdam today

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fallow

A cute Fallow deer, seen in the Amsterdamse Waterleidingduinen last week

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tulips

Probably the last tulip picture for this season. I took this a couple of weeks ago, and now the petals begin to fall off and the leaves begin to wither away..

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turbans

Amsterdam’s blooming with tulips everywhere now! Here’s a picture I took in a busy crossing on my way home from work

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Quote from Wikipedia: The word tulip, which earlier appeared in English in forms such as tulipa or tulipant, entered the language by way of French: tulipe and its obsolete form tulipan or by way of Modern Latin tulīpa, from Ottoman Turkish tülbend (“muslin” or “gauze”), and is ultimately derived from the Persian: دلبند‎ delband (“Turban”), this name being applied because of a perceived resemblance of the shape of a tulip flower to that of a turban.


spring

Happy weekend!

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Spring green tulips