Archive for the ‘birds’ Tag

A very wet Great tit

My third everyday photo in the Facebook challenge is a good example of how everyday can be extraordinary if one keep eyes and ears open. I heard sounds from a water filled previous sandbox, which we had left, behind a barn. Probably an animal playing – it was very a hot day. Quietly I went there with my camera ready, expecting to see a funny sight and get a nice shot.

But what I saw was a little bird which had fallen into the water, probably on its first attempt to fly. I quickly grabbed a spade, and lifted the little wet bird – a Great tit – up from the water, – it looked as it was almost dead. Next thing was to let the warm sun dry the feathers, it took a while, and the little thing had to rest in the meantime, but slowly it began to look like a bird again.  About an hour later, it raised its little head and looked at me as if saying: “…What are you staring at, have you never seen a bird before?…” Then it took two or three bird-jumps into the green bush, and in less than a second its mother was by its side, ready to feed it. Wow, I had saved a bird, that was..great..tit.

great tit Musvit 1

great tit Musvit 2

great tit 3

 

little wet bird Musvit

great tit 4

Great tit musvit 5b

 

“…What are you staring at, have you never seen a bird before?…”

 

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A vain visit…

birds visit

sorry, I didn’t hear you knocking!

January

birds at grey sky

Rav Amber kopi

January is usually dark and cold, and the month contains an endless number of days. According to the calender 31, but I´m not sure that is correct. One good thing about this time of year though, is the possibility to find amber along the west coast of Jutland. Amber will be washed up on the beach with the big waves at wintertime.

Rosenborg Castle

To crop photos is fun. Most photos can be cropped to tell more than one story. I like to look for and find different stories in my photos. This photo was taken yesterday, when I passed Kings Garden in Copenhagen. I couldn´t help looking for a few stories in it. Rosenborg.

Gray potato day

   

Those who went to sunny countries this week made a good choice!

…both man and birds!

A shocked bird

   

 

 

Some months ago, when it was still winter, I wrote about the remains of the apples, that we had throw in the garden to feed the birds. ( Street rain and some apples…. ) Last week, I decided to remove the sad remains of the remains, in an attempt to make the garden look as if it was under human control. The birds can find lots of food now, I thought, and as the apples was laying under the hedge in the front yard, we were confronted with the sad sight every time we went out. I did a lot of thinking before I went in action, to be sure that the needs of both humans and birds had been taken into consideration.

Convinced that I was doing the right thing, I started to fill the the wheelbarrow, when suddenly a furious blackbird landed in front of me, and in notes of warning chirped
“STOP STOP!! Are you out of your mind….what are you doing???”  

I realized, that this wasn´t rotten apples at all, but a  golden storeroom, owned by this young and handsome bird, who I am sure have told every female bird in the area about his wealth. I stopped my garden cleaning, and went to take my camera instead. The bird was still guarding his treasure when I came back, and even my camera isn´t that good, I think it is easy to see that this bird is a shocked bird.

The garden is still not under human control, – but we have a very satisfied bird!