Hennie van Heerden's Wildlife Diary

September 25, 2010

Thistles, drizzles and finches

Filed under: September — Hennie van Heerden @ 9:14 pm

For work I had to be in the city of Apeldoorn today. Again, like in Kampen a few days ago, I had to be in a newly developed industrial area. Something I never expected but I start to like those areas! 🙂

This area, Zuidbroek as it’s called, is not finished yet. While most of the available space is already turned into office buildings, there are still big patches of fallow land where thistles, nettles and all kinds of other weeds florish. Not only a beautiful sight but a banquet for many seed-eating birds! I hope it’ll take a while before all of the land will be ‘cultivated’.
I had a ball with a big flock of Goldfinches that feasted on the thistle seeds and didn’t seem to mind the constant rain at all.

As these are birds that are high on my wishlist to photograph I really enjoyed this encounter. Not really the shot I want yet, but getting closer!


1 Comment »

  1. Oooh, puttertjes, prachtig!

    Comment by J. — October 5, 2010 @ 10:38 am | Reply

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