Garden Visitors

As if to provide a distraction from the ongoing horror that is Trump’s Presidency, we had a fleeting visit from a migrating flock of Fieldfares a few days ago. The flock had spotted the fruit still hanging on our small Japanese flowering crabapple, and descended en masse to strip the tree.


There must have been a hundred birds in our garden having a fine old time eating the fruit before moving on.


I also noticed a Waxwing that had joined in the fun.


Fruit on the ground was soon disposed of…


And once the tree was bare, the flock moved on…


About Geoff Coupe

I'm a British citizen, although I have lived and worked in the Netherlands since 1983. I came here on a three year assignment, but fell in love with the country, and one Dutchman in particular, and so have stayed here ever since. On the 13th December 2006 I also became a Dutch citizen.
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2 Responses to Garden Visitors

  1. Ludwig says:

    On this side of the pond we have cedar waxwings, birds about the same size as yours, descending on crabapple trees this time of year. Just proves that life goes on and that there is a good chance that we will survive.

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