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Gryllotalpa gryllotalpa

Gryllotalpa gryllotalpa ? What the heck? Okay, I came across it when searching for the name of the snack this Cattle Egret was feasting on… A European Mole Cricket, at least I assume it’s the correct […]

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Kwak NL

Some three years ago I wrote a blog about the Black-crowned Night-Herons (in Dutch: “Kwak”) that I had seen around the world. At that time I had, however, never shot an adult bird on my home […]

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LRP 2

As I promised some weeks back in my blog, I would report and show the chicks I found at the Little Ringed Plovers spot. I paid them several visits and could almost see them getting […]

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PHOTO OF THE MONTH JUNE 2017

Nikon D500 + 500mm f4  | 1/800s | f5 | ISO900 | overexposed 4/3EV | monopod | The Netherlands 2017

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Rainwalkers

Yesterday I found myself once more in the province of Zeeland. While last week the weather was hot and the light was harsh, this time it was quite the opposite. Clouded skies, and some rainfall […]

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Taking Terns

This weekend I spent with friends in the province of Zeeland. Beside having a great time, walking, cycling and wine drinking, we also checked the surroundings for some birds. The high temps didn’t make it […]

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LRP 1

One of the nice things about following birds over a longer period is that you can shoot in different conditions and capture different behaviours . Clouded or sunny weather, pre-breeding and post-breeding etc. Not too […]

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Little Bitterns at 2500k away

One of the birds I wanted to shoot in Portugal was the Little Bittern. I visited a place last fall that seemed suitable, and hence planned on going back there. Before my departure to Portugal […]

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Same same, but different

Plovers are among my favourite species, and when last week in Portugal I shot some Kentish Plovers, my thoughts automatically brought me to previous experiences with similar species. The Kentish Plover is widespread in Europe […]

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PHOTO OF THE MONTH MAY 2017

Nikon D500 + 500mm f4  | 1/2000s | f5 | ISO220 | underexposed 1/3EV | monopod | Portugal 2017

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Doing a ‘Woudaapje’

Last week I found myself back in Portugal. One evening I went to a golf course where I hoped to see a Little Bittern near a pond I visited last year. Which I did, but more […]

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Fluffy Chick

Recently I stumbled upon a breeding Oystercatcher. The bird was very alert, and since I didn’t want to disturb it any further, I kept my distance. I could see however through my binoculars that the […]

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