Author Archives: ZeBirdMan

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Owls in Fall Foliage

This time of year can be interesting if one wants to frame Long-eared Owls in fall foliage. Although they are hard to find at times, there’s some more or less ‘certain places’ where they can […]

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Little Auk

Two weeks ago, a Little Auk appeared in the harbour. Sadly enough, it was covered with oil. Having no daylight left, I made some evidence shots and that was it. This morning, again a Little […]

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PHOTO OF THE MONTH OCTOBER 2019

Nikon D500 + 500mm f4 | 1/640s | f4.5 | ISO400| overexposed 1 FS | handheld | Germany

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Sea, Foam and Sanderlings

Sanderlings always make me happy. Fun to watch, great to frame. Last week I found some at the beach of Ameland (Dutch island), where they were running around through layers of sea foam. Often they […]

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Hooked on Horned !

The Horned Larked has been on my wish list for a while, for a descent shot that is. Until this year, I was never able to make this kind of shots. This year though, it […]

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Snow Bunting

One of the species we found on Heligoland, was the Snow Bunting. Of course, I had seen them in The Netherlands as well (and in Iceland), since usually we have some in winter hanging around. […]

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Lapland Longspur at Last

Last weekend I spent birding with a group of birding friends at the German island of Helgoland. My main goal as usual was shooting, but of course I hoped for some sightings of rare vagrants […]

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PHOTO OF THE MONTH SEPTEMBER 2019

Nikon D500 + 500mm f4 | 1/1250s | f5 | ISO500 | overexposed 1 2/3EV | handheld | The Netherlands

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Eiger North Face

As a child, I devoured books about mountains and mountaineering. Of course, I also fantasied about climbing the North Face of Eiger some day. My grandfather even had a book of this specific mountain. But […]

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(K)not Red

Red Knots can be seen along our shorelines during this time of year. However, looking for a red bird won’t do you much good, since most of the birds are first winter birds. I found […]

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Block Buster

Recently I was at an artificial dam along the sea shore, made of concrete and stones. Not really a lot was happening, but I found this White Wagtail roaming the dam for insects. Due to […]

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All3Ropes

Of course, I knew that I had seen three species of Phalaropes until now. What I didn’t know, was that this is also the end of it. The Illustrated Checklist of the Birds of the […]

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