It's this wonderful time of the year again...!

This of course means that are now a regular sight in the forests around us. And I love that! The last few days I managed to spend some wonderfully quiet hours in the woods, only me and my gear, searching for a good .

This is one of those, at least I like the beautiful light and the fragility of the teeny tiny mushrooms between moss. Stack of 6 photos to be exact.

Haven't shared a in aeons..so here you go!

This seemed to be moulting (is that the right word? 😅) and looked kinda fuzzy as a result.

It wasn't really concerned with me crawling around it and just kept foraging.

Nature's cruel ways of reproduction 

I like to post happy photos, with (more of less) funny remarks. Not today.

My child and I met this today. You can easily spot the issue - it didn't behave as it should (it kept running towards us) and its nostrils looked very ill. I didn't know what that could possibly be, so I researched a bit and it seems to be larvae of the . So, sadly, this toad is about to face a very painful death.

🙁

Animal deaths (squirrels) 

The photo turned out to be just sadness.

All three squirrels died today. Their fall was apparently too harsh on their tiny bodies, all had internal bleeding and broken bones which were too much for them to heal.

And we also found a fourth squirrel in the garden today, but it was dead instantly after it fell down.

This makes us very sad, although it is nature's way. Still sucks...

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Todays photo is a mix of sadness and happiness. Yesterday we found these incredibly cute, but also helpless little . After playing a loud call to hopefully attract their mother for a while, we packed them in a warm box and brought them to a care center nearby that specialises on squirrels.

Good news is, they survived the night and drink 1 ml of milk every 2 hours. 😍

I'm hoping that they will grow up and can live in the wild again.

Sharing is caring!
These two, and , were sharing this coneflower. Well of course they were still threatening each other when they came too close, but well, guess the whole sharing thing ends when it comes to nectar.

We should all be more curious of the unknown. Just like this black-headed gull! It kept hovering near me, watching and occasionally screaming its call.

I was lucky enough to get this photo, which I'm really happy with. I think it's funny how the gull looks right into the camera with this lightly surprised look. 📸

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Hallo photog, ich bin bei euch . Ich bin zwar schon eine Weile als Illustrator auf mastodon.art unterwegs, habe aber bis jetzt noch keinen Platz für meine Fotos gefunden. Fotografie und Illustration sind für mich zwar artverwandt (und spätestens bei der Collage/Bildmanipulation heben sich sowieso die Grenzen auf) ich versuche aber beide Bereiche eigenständig zu behandeln. Ich freue mich auf regen Austausch, neue Impulse und wünsche noch einen schönen Sonntag!

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Time for another baby !

This is a young with one of the adult birds nearby. They watched me very closely and started to alert everyone in the area that I'm a terrible thread. I would've been able to get a little closer possibly, but as soon as they started to move I backed up.

These are some of my favourite birds, their screams are incredibly loud, they look so cute and they are rather hard to photograph, because they are so easily startled.

Time for another baby !

This is a young with one of the adult birds nearby. They watched me very closely and started to alert everyone in the area that I'm a terrible thread. I would've been able to get a little closer possibly, but as soon as they started to move I backed up.

These are some of my favourite birds, their screams are incredibly loud, they look so cute and they are rather hard to photograph, because they are so easily startled.

A few days ago I saw this interesting clam. At least that was its outside appearance, but as we all know, only what's inside counts. And in this case it did surprise me, because the clam was in fact a crab, a to be precise. 😄

The little crustacean was able to completely close the shells for protection and was otherwise quite agile with its creative housing.

Be warned, what follows now is an almost extreme level of cuteness!

This is the chick of a black-headed gull. As far as I learned, its main hobbies are standing, sleeping and looking around.
I could spend hours just sitting on the ground and watch this little fluffball do its things.

Hope you also find some joy in the featherhead. 🙂

Quick shot with my phone, I'm always underwhelmed by the photo quality. Hoped the Pixel 6 would yield better results. That's why I'm still one of those fools who carry a heavy ass camera. 😄

But since pixel-peeping quality is not everything, I still like this in the threatening me. Well actually I think it felt threatened by me, understandably, but I'm nothing to worry about. 🙂

Haven't posted in quite a while...ah well, so many issues to deal with atm and so little time and energy left for nice things such as Mastodon. :Blobhaj_SadReach:

But today I'm gonna annoy you again with another photo, a of this absolutely beautiful to be exact!

It's gonna become a rusty tussock moth and I just love its style. All these crazy hairs everywhere! Although I was careful lot to touch them, I didn't want to test if they cause any harm.

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@norG I love the black redstart's call. A clear song, and then the sound of grinding stones.
One of the birds that had nesting and habitat flexibility: nests on a rock, a tree or a building, so you hear them in city centres.
You can listen here: nl.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Zwarte
Or
youtube.com/watch?v=3K3qGyd7DE

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After I tooted its offspring a few days ago, here is one of the adult .

Its sitting in our cherry tree, while carefully watching me on the ground and warning everyone on the neighbourhood, that I'm about as dangerous as it gets. 😄

After I tooted its offspring a few days ago, here is one of the adult .

Its sitting in our cherry tree, while carefully watching me on the ground and warning everyone on the neighbourhood, that I'm about as dangerous as it gets. 😄

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I'M HUNGRY!

And I'm not alone, apparently this young wanted a delicious worm too. 😄

It's one of three youngsters who roam around our garden every day, waiting to get some food brought to them. And they are not quiet while waiting!
But that's fine, I love watching them and occasionally I get lucky with photos like this one. Although as soon as I step out into the garden, the parents start warning everyone that there's danger coming.

Time for a new photo!

This built its nest in our garden. I was so happy when I saw that, but sadly this ended pretty fast. A few days later the eggs where destroyed, I suspect two squirrels that usually jump around in the same tree. But it may have been any other animal.
Now there is just the empty nest left, but at least I got this photo...

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