Wow, it’s been a while since I posted a new blog here! Not to worry though, because here is a post on my vacation back in March to South Africa. As you can imagine, I took loads of pictures and trying to sort and edit them was quite a task. Usually when I am on… Continue reading South Africa: The Big Five
Back in February I bought a zoom lens in anticipation of my vacation a month later. To get to know my new gadget better, I had to go out to experiment with it. So there I went on my bike to a nearby nature area. It was pretty cold with the last remains of ice… Continue reading Last remains of winter
It’s been a while since I posted a blog post here, but I had to share this encounter with you. On a warm summer day this past July, I noticed something odd on the wall outside of my house. A wasp was carrying a spider around seemingly without a clear place to go. Of course,… Continue reading Spider (vs) wasp
I have been thinking about the concept of celebration lately. The main reason being that I recently turned 30(!). Moreover, this year my blog turned 7 and since this is the 100th post, I thought it would be fun to highlight the history and some interesting stats. Because with celebration we reflect on the past and look forward to the future.… Continue reading Time to celebrate!
Another water-dwelling bird: the tufted duck (Aythya fuligula). Tufted ducks are beautiful ducks with their bright yellow eyes and their distinctive feature, a tuft of feathers at their heads. Male tufted ducks wear a classy black-and-white outfit, whereas females are more brown-black coloured. The tuft is also more prominent in males. This difference is called sexual… Continue reading Birds: Tufted Duck
A couple of weeks ago, I came across this family of mute swans (Cygnus olor). The young swans (also called cygnets) looked so cute! And mother swan was busy looking for food for her nine offspring. Swans lay 6 eggs on average, so this mother has her task cut out for her! Unfortunately, this family had… Continue reading Birds: Swan family portrait
Another bird of prey in the birds series. This time the Common buzzard (or hawk in U.S.) (Buteo buteo). I was biking through a nearby park when I spotted something moving underneath a couple of trees. I came closer and saw that it was a buzzard. When it did not move when I came even closer, I… Continue reading Birds: Common Buzzard