Bird friends

Published on 16 December 2022 at 17:00

Finally some snow fell last night! When I got up the garden was covered with a thin layer of snow. And yes that only means one thing to me... quickly get dressed and go out, because then the white world is still at its best...

At De Berkel it was wonderfully quiet, because it is also quite cold and people hardly show themselves. The birds, on the other hand were busy. I soon count seven great egrets who are busy hunting together with a common heron and six cormorants. The old reeds that have been lying aside for quite some time float in the water today, it seems that this was done deliberately by the water board. Maybe to catch it again at the weir? My bird friends make good use of that, there were probably some unfortunate frogs and mice among that reed.

Hidden between the frozen reeds I could see the winter party perfectly and in all that winter silence where no one came to have a chat it was therefore not completely silent... :-)


Bird friends, oil on canvas, 40 x 50 cm, 2022.

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