Friday, July 23, 2010

Tidbits : Garden and Brooding 3


A short update about the garden and the broody birds in it.
The swallow babies have grown enormously; we have the suspicion that they still stay near the nest at night. And we think that the parents prepare a second brood....


When we sat in our pavillion, we got a funny tiny visitor who was not afraid of us at all; she is called a goldcrest.

And the garden is finally attracting some butterflies; we have this year much less butterflies than last year.

And finally something that's not everyone's taste, a burying beetle (a cousin of the Egyptian scarabea); the burying beetle buries dead mice into the soil and lays its eggs on them, so that its kids have a nice welcome in this world.

7 comments:

Lucie said...

I love watching birds in gardens, yours are beautiful! Bravo, your pictures are great!

Nancy van den Boom said...

Lovely post P8! Wonderful pictures and yes also of the beetle! ;-)

baahar said...

Aww !! The birds are just adorable !!

Morrgan said...

Lovely photos!

Rita alias alatvian said...

Adorable expressions of LIFE!

l'actrice said...

I love your baby birds:-)

Star of the East said...

Gorgeous pictures, I love these natural posts of yours :)