Wednesday, May 26, 2010

Cute little baby birds in our back yard ...

Today we discovered a few little baby birds in our backyard. They could fly, but didn't mind cuddles with us ... so we have used these perfect photo opportunities! These birds are called 'koolmeesjes/ koolmezen' in Dutch.

I didn't know the English word for them, so I looked in the dictionary. I find the translation a bit 'strange', but I checked a few dictionaries and they all mentioned the two same words: 'great tit' or 'great titmouse', strange, hey? You only see them in Europe I believe, but I don't know too much about birds, so I could be wrong about this one too ... But hey, I surely think they are cute!

5 comments:

Melinda Spinks said...

Awww arent they gorgeous. Such a cute moment caught on film. Can't wait to see these on a layout.
Hi from Down Under.
Melinda :)

Ellemieke said...

Schattig!
En die vertaling...hilarisch...
Bevalt het jullie in het nieuwe huis?
Grz, Ellemieke

Ria said...

ach gossie Ingeborg...snoezig he?? wij hebben tot vorig jaar ook babykoolmeesjes gehad, maar dit jaar niet :( erg jammer, maar helaas...schattige foto's, heeeeeeeeeeel scrapable :D xx

Mariska W. said...

Ahhhhh wat schetig. Zo lief als je dat in je tuin vindt. En dat ze dan ook zo op je hand blijven zitten.. dat zie je toch maar zelden. Echt zoooo cute de foto's !

Francine said...

Hi Ingeborg. Love the photos! How amazing that these wild birds will sit so close to you on your hands, heads, etc! Wow.

By the way, Great Tit is definitely the correct translation. It's only in more recent years that there was a different meaning in those words, LOL!