This photo is about flowering shrubs at Endegeest estate in the Netherlands on 11 March 2015. Like the other photo of this blog post, this is a cell phone photo.
Today, Endegeest is home to a psychiatric institution. In the seventeenth century, when it was built in its present form, Endegeest castle was home to famous philosopher René Descartes, exiled from France. Near the entrance of the castle is a bust of Descartes.
As we arrived, a ring-necked parakeet flying and calling.
On the chimney of a building, an Egyptian geese couple calling.
Great spotted woodpeckers; at one point, three on the same tree.
A blue tit.
A stock dove on a tree.
Back near the castle. A ruddy shelduck-Egyptian goose hybrid bird.
A male and a female gadwall on another meadow.
Green woodpecker sound in woodland.
A grey heron on its nest in a tree.
We go on, to Lentevreugd nature reserve in Wassenaar.
Water rail sound.
A buzzard flying above the trees.