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Saturday. I should be setting the example. Instead, I’m having breakfast with my kids AND writing this post. It’s past noon (2pm now). No time to lose. They decided to stay in their bedrooms for long time, so I did the same. I love my kids when they understand the concept of weekend.
I cannot explain how much there is to do in the house. I’m not surprised. I didn’t HAVE to do anything this past week, so I didn’t do anything. And now I could complain or do something. So I will complain. After that, I’ll go to the supermarket. I have no choice. This week I ate, one day leftovers, one day I prepared something, and all the other days for dinner, I ate bread and cheese. And every day for breakfast, bread and cheese. I can live on bread and cheese, so I was living on bread and cheese. And of course, seven chocolate bars.

That was Wednesday maybe… Goat cheese and sweet red wine. If you asked me after 3 sips if the sweet red wine was the perfect wine to go with the goat cheese, I could have given the answer…

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Now I don’t have any bread or cheese. Which is fine, I could bake some bread and eat it with jam. But I encountered another problem. I don’t have any bird food.

There is this tiny bird with orange chest that was eluding me for weeks. Every time he saw me moving to take the camera, he flew away. (For an obvious reason, I decided it’s a male bird. If you are new to my blog, the obvious reason is not because I could see his penis, but because it seems that lately, men are eluding me).

Yesterday, that little bird entered the feeder (that I proudly call “The Bird’s Restaurant”), and looked around. No seeds. Then he stepped on the little fence and walked all around. I didn’t have the iPod then and thought: ‘As soon as I move half inch to take it, he’ll fly away’. So I waited. And he didn’t fly away… he stayed there. So I walked to the living room and took the iPod. He was still there. I couldn’t believe it… And not only that, he stopped there and gave me “The Look”. I could easily read his little eyes saying: “Your restaurant SUCKS”. Man he was brave… And I have pictures to show you!!!

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European robin (Erithacus rubecula). Small, cute and super fast. (But I prefer men bigger, cute and…. I’m not sure about the super fast part).

Das Rotkehlchen (Erithacus rubecula)

Das Rotkehlchen (Erithacus rubecula)

And as always happens when my kids are not here… A lot of birds come very near.
I can tick 2 new birds!!

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The new bird is the one on the front. (Because you know the other one already, the great tit (Parus major)… an old favorite).

Eurasian wren (Troglodytes troglodytes). Hole in one. I saw it only once and I could take the picture.

Der Zaunkönig (Troglodytes troglodytes)

Der Zaunkönig (Troglodytes troglodytes)

I also saw these Western jackdaws (Coloeus monedula). First I thought they were small crows. Then I noticed the white eye. I’m sorry you can’t see that on the picture.

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Die Dohle (Coloeus monedula)

Die Dohle (Coloeus monedula)

They kind of creep me out a bit. The noise they make… And because they come in flocks. You should see my face when instead of these I see the real crows that have the black eyes AND are the size of hens… (I still have the image of Hitchcock’s movie engraved in my mind).

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And believe it or not, I saw a falcon (or a hawk??… Again the dove and pigeon dilemma). I could only see the brown back with cream stripes. And that he was BIG. Standing on a tree. But I couldn’t take a picture so I’m not counting it. I can only tell you that I spent a long time trying to identify it until I realized what it could be and I started saying (shouting) several times “IT’S A FALCON!! IT’S A FALCON!!”. My oldest son said: “I bet it’s someone’s pet”. I think he’s right. We see them flying around very often. Now I wish I had saved the dead mouse I found on the front door a few weeks ago in the freezer, so I could feed it to him… (That was a joke).

And that reminds me of an e-mail I got from a friend a couple of years ago. The e-mail said:

I’ve received many remarkable nature photographs over the years but this photo of a nesting Falcon is perhaps the most remarkable Nature shot that I’ve ever seen. I hope you enjoy it as much as I did. Nature is truly breath-taking!

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source:
nabu.de
wikipedia.org

~ by DotedOn on November 8, 2014.

12 Responses to “73”

  1. Reblogged this on Survivors Blog Here.

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  2. If that wine was for breakfast, it totally explains the car in the tree. lol

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  3. I would hate to be the teenager that had to explain where he parked the car. 🙂 I think the wine, sandwiches, and birds are a perfect combination to spend the afternoon. One can always do laundry at 3:00 am when the birds are sleeping ;-).

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  4. Twin P
    In the US Hawks are much bigger than a Falcon and the back strips are more visible. The falcons here, only seen two, the back are darker stripes on back and head much smaller. We have a Hawk family that lives here in the summer and they are huge. Falcons are really. cool.
    I can’t wait to see what sign the kids come up with.
    Twin M

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