Alp mountains - mar 2o19
The 18th of april the Hopooe- Wiedehopf arrived, checking for nesting sites in the garden. A clear sign that spring has fully arrived in central Alpine vallies. Also seen before on way (migration) in Cairo and Luxor Egypt.
The nature is turning to green and after Sibirean Blausterne flowered in carpet stile with Krokusse and Fruehlingsknotenblumen, now also Tulips flowering, even the old wild form from Turkie. Bushes like Vogelkirsche, Traubenkirsche and fruitcarrining ones are full turning on.
Exotic ones like Quamash (Camassia) from the northwestern Praries also
showing up for blossom later - successs.
Before noon from cycle at the Schattseite (shady valley side)
a beautifull couple of Gaensesaeger (Common Merganser). The male with a black nearly fullbody long stripe in white
Also some swans, Hoeckerschwaene, at the Stausee for Kraftwerk seen from Bundesstrasse, guess they have the big nest somewhere close to shores.
Second half of march many frogs (mostly Grasfroesche also Moorfroesche possible)
in the pond for puttting eggs. Also to be heared from window during nights, das Grunzen der Froesche.
Funny to watch them on way to the Hasenburg. Bunnies are topfit .... in forbidden garden.
First half of March always again Deer (Rehe ...bambies) in the garden.