zondag 1 februari 2015

River Amstel

Grey days in winter at the river Amstel in Amsterdam. In the street over the bridge we lived for seven years in the seventies,  so I crossed this bridge many times.

This exotic Egyptian Goose I can't remember I saw here in those days. Some of them have escaped captivity  in our country during the seventies and they have multiplied very fast. They seem to feel very well at ease in our country and now you see them everywhere.

11 opmerkingen:

  1. Wonderful old bridge Marianne, I do miss old bridges in Perth. Super shot of the Egyptian goose.

  2. Love the goose, even though it is not native to the area. That photo of the bridge is so pretty! To answer your question about my studies at the university, my degree was a major in criminology and a minor in psychology. I worked in that field for a short time as a juvenile probation counselor, but soon changed courses and became a budget account manager, which I found out I was very good at!

  3. Mooi foto van de brug met de weerspiegeling.

  4. I think the Egytian Goose likes your country because of all the water. He looks quite content on that piling.

  5. I like the look of the bridge. It has character.

  6. Nice shot of your old street. The Egyptian goose would be an invasive species and invasive species are usually not good.

  7. Dearest Marianne,
    Lovely bridge and for you it evokes special memories, having lived there.
    Well, Amsterdam having so many nationalities of people, I'm not surprised to see also immigrant birds!

  8. Lovely bridge and river.
    We have also such a grey weather here .. and also sleeting :(

  9. Marianne isn't that one of the bridges we walked over with you when we were there?
    We have the same ducks in parts of Texas.

    1. No, this is in the south area of Amsterdam, but I agree the bridges look a bit the same.