Lavender blue eyes (Jackdaw)


Amsterdam, Netherlands

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the High Dike (de Hoge Dijk) – collection
Amsterdam-Abcoude, the Netherlands

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Young Jackdaw (Wikipedia) just out of the nest, still a bit sun drunk and not yet able to fly…
Isn’t the lavender colour of it’s eyes remarkable ?! :D

Photo made in the barnyard at ‘Zon Alom’ – centre of the Nature Association “de Ruige Hof” , an organisation that works for the preservation of two natural area’s in Amsterdam South East: the “Hoge Dijk” (High Dike) and the “Riethoek” (Reed Corner) .
There are tens of bird houses for Jackdaws in the trees right near to the house, and there is a whole colony nesting there :)

The “High Dike” (de Hoge Dijk)
is a natural area in the South of Amsterdam SouthEast, adjacent to Abcoude ( Google maps )
There are large water parts and lots of reed lands and low bushes, and wooded area’s.
Just like the Reed Corner (de Riethoek) it’s a very precious natural ecosystem close to the highly populated neighbourhoods of Amsterdam SouthEast.

Photograph made with Pentax K10D camera and Tamron 70-300mm Tele-macro1:2 lens
1/60 sec, f- unknown, focal lenth 200mm, ISO 200 mm
TAGS : animals, birds, winged, jackdaw, hogedijk, Amsterdam, black, blue, young, barnyard, human, nature, farm, country, lavender, lavendula, bokeh _

Features and Top10 placements
Featured in The birds ( Sept.9, 2010)
Featured in Alphabet soup – letter J (Sept. 13, 2010)
Featured in Raven Heart (Feb. 28, 2011)
Top10 placement in Corvids in urban environment (March 26, 2011)
Top10 placement in Corvids – with something manmade (May 27, 2011)

Thank you so much to the hosts of these marvellous groups

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