Garden Birds

 What I like most about having a garden is all the birds, insects and little critters that it attracts. Especially in the winter I have feeders and such for birds everywhere. Unfortunately we don't have trees in our garden, so birds have to stay low and because of the cats strolling around in our neighborhood (and in my own house) they don't feel entirely free to eat as long as they like. Change is coming, because we had a landscaper here a couple of weeks ago, but the actual building of the new garden will have to wait until spring. When everything is finished there will be lots of trees in our garden and hopefully lots of birds with that. 

I drew some of the birds we had this winter in our garden. A colorful gathering when they are in the garden all at the same time.


 

Clockwise you see:

Great Tit

Magpie

Blue Tit

Wren

My garden is in The Netherlands, Europe. 

Do you have the same birds in your garden?




Comments

  1. What beautiful pictures of the colourful birds. I'm in London and we have bird feeders and get a lot of visitors, mostly blue tits, sparrows, black birds and robins. I don't think I've ever seen a wren. #anythinggoes

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. I think the UK has about the same birds as we have in the Netherlands, don't you think? Although, a couple of years ago I was in Cambridge and learned you have a sort of subtropical zone in the UK. Maybe that zone attracts other birds?

      Delete
  2. Something similar to the Great Tit, but not the others. Most common in winter in my New York landscape are blue jays and sparrows as well as geese and crows.

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. We also have crows, jackdaws and the occasional raven, but only the jackdaws visit my garden. I had to look up the blue jay: such beautiful bird!

      Delete
  3. You're an amazing artist! And the birds in your area are so pretty. The ones in Utah, USA, where I live aren't quite as pretty. (By the way, someday I would LOVE to visit your beautiful country!)

    Thanks so much for sharing this at our Party in Your PJs link party.

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Thank you, Nina!

      Great to hear you want to visit The Netherlands. I visited Utah about twenty years ago (Moab, Canyonland, Arches and a couple of other parks). Utah is very beautiful, too! Actually, your whole country has beautiful nature!

      Delete
  4. Pretty. I'm especially fond of little wrens.

    ReplyDelete
  5. We get great, blue and coal tits in our garden along with robins, occasional sparrows and a lot of big greedy pigeons who eat all the food and poop everywhere! We're in pretty much the very middle of the UK. Your drawings are amazing, lovely!

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. We have lots of pigeons, too, but mostly in the cities. Amsterdam especially. Flying rats, we name them, haha. We also have sparrows and I love them, but there seems to be less and less in The Netherlands.

      Delete
  6. I love these! We have enjoyed some birdwatching out my kitchen window this winter. With warmer weather arriving, we getting new visitors to our feeders. I'll have to gather my children and get out the drawing supplies - you've inspired me!
    Thanks for sharing with us at Encouraging Hearts & Home blog hop this week!

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Thank you, Linda! I hope to see your drawings on your blog! Great to inspire other people!

      Delete
  7. These drawings are beautiful. You are a great artist. I live in India, in the city and all we see are crows and pigeons. lol. But when we go to the village, there are sooo many different birds, it's beautiful to watch and to listen to them chirp!
    Thanks for sharing at our #Homamattersparty

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Thanks, Kimberley! In out cities we also have pigeons and craws, I think most cities are taken by pigeons, haha!

      Delete
  8. These are beautiful, Liz! You are very talented. Thank you for sharing your lovely drawings with the Hearth and Soul Link Party.

    ReplyDelete
  9. What lovely paintings! We always had wrens when I was growing up. Now we have lots of cardinals an blue jays. Thanks for sharing at Vintage Charm. xo Kathleen

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Thank you! Blue Jays and Cardinals are beautiful birds!

      Delete
  10. Gorgeous drawings! We have several bird feeders and enjoy watching our garden visitors in the Central United States. Wrens are one of our favorites! I'd like to feature your lovely post this week on Tuesdays with a Twist. Thank you for sharing with us! -Marci @ Stone Cottage Adventures

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Thank you very much, Marci! I really appreciate the feature! Thanks!

      Delete
  11. Such beautiful drawings !! We're in Kitchener, ON and one of my neighbors has sever bird feeders hung up to attract bird and squirrels. We love watching how the birds flock to his yard, however, some neighbors have complained about the birds, and now the nice neighbor has had to remove all the bird feeders. I really wish, people would learn to co-exist with nature, rather than feel all entitled to "their space" and 'their environment". Its a shame.
    Thank you for sharing with us at Meraki Link Party. We're delighted that you joined the party.
    Much love
    Naush

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Wow, that's unbelievable! How can you not like birds? You are absolutely right about people have to learn to coexist with nature. This planet isn't ours.

      Thanks for visiting!

      Delete
  12. Beautiful, I have many different types of birds that come to my bird feeders. I live in South Florida and I even have wild parrots that come to feed. Thank you for sharing on the Classy Flamingos.

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. I've been to South Florida a couple of times, because I really, really love the Everglades! I saw mostly herons and egrets there, but unfortunately no parrots. I love parrots. They're so smart! In the Netherlands we have lots of ring necked parakeets (they look like green parrots), but I think they have escaped from people's houses and learned to take care of themselves in the wild.

      Delete

Post a Comment

I love to hear your comments! Thank you for telling what you think!

Popular posts from this blog

Plague Doctor (free pattern)

Teacher Appreciation Day Presents

Porch Bench Blanket