vrijdag 27 april 2012
The House of Orange is the name of our Royal family and was the first thing that came to mind when i came across these scarse and beautiful Butterflies today. They are one of my favorite species down here and i am always pleased to see them back at one of the nature reserves i tend to go to regularly.
woensdag 25 april 2012
It is no secret that i am a huge Kingfisher fan and it has certainly become one of my specialisms over the years. They are the most colorful bird we have and because of the harsh winters they had to endure over the past 3-4 years they have become quite scarse again too. I was glad to be able to set up another hide at one of their nesting sites this Spring and see that they started nesting succesfully. Allthough i will only return there once the chicks have hatched in order not to disturb their nesting i was able to get some images of them over the past few weeks when i was setting up my hide and all the attributes. Here are some of the images of the Kingfisher pair i am working on at the moment..
Though while i am writing this topic it is raining outside i can truely say that Spring has finally arrived again.. One of the first species i tend to look for during Spring is the Common Moorfrog. Not that it is such a rare sight or anything but during March there are around 5-10 days when the males turn as blue as the Smurfs...!! It is always hard to predict when this will occur and over the past few years i have been missing this event quite a few times. This year however i was on a mission as i am working on a new book wich should come out early Spring 2013 and the blue Moor Frogs where on my wishlist for the book so here's some shots i took that day:
Yes i am truely sorry but time and health have not been on my side over the past year and therefor another "Big Update"..