Week 43! Two photographs of Grey heron (Ardea cinerea), the first one shows a juvenile individual and the second one an adult.
The grey heron is very common here in The Netherlands, also in urban environments. Here in Amsterdam, they are ever present and well adapted to modern city life. They hunt as usual, but also visit street markets and snackbars.
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.
Some pictures from the Amsterdam Light Festival 2016-
(2) “Bunch of Tulips”
(5) “Welcome to my home(town)”
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. 🙂
The annual Amsterdam Light Festival brightens up our beautiful city during the dark winter days 🙂
Slideshow with 10 images-
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
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The ultimate sign of Spring: Tulips!
Photos taken in Amsterdam today
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..
Amsterdam’s blooming with tulips everywhere now! Here’s a picture I took in a busy crossing on my way home from work