Author Archives: ZeBirdMan

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PHOTO OF THE MONTH JUNE 2020

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Friendly Fog

Better than ‘friendly fire’: fog ! A while ago, I drove out very early to the shoreline, hoping to find a nice and foggy landscape. The forecasts were promising, but I have learned by now […]

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Crowded House

This year, both Kestrel nest boxes in my area rendered five chicks. One of these boxes is at walking distance from my house, and usually when running in the woods I stop briefly to check […]

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Funny Faces

When one wants to attract a bird’s attention, one can of course play music. Beethoven’s 5th symphony seems to be quite popular among Yellowhammers, and Common Rosefinches apparently crave for Sympathy for the Devil. Judging […]

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Podiceps grisegena

Red-necked Grebes are not really rare in The Netherlands, but since there’s only some odd twenty breeding pairs and approximately 50-100 wintering/migrating birds, you don’t see them that often. With the small amount birds in […]

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The Tartt Bird

The Goldfinch is a book written by Donna Tartt, and was published in 2013. I did like the book quite a lot. Maybe not as much as her debut The Secret History (1992), but you can’t […]

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ROOFTOP BABY

Ever since we moved to this place in 2006, we have had Oystercatchers breeding on the neighbouring rooftops. As the coast line has hardly any good breeding spots left here (due to buildings and recreation) […]

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Breather #2

After my experience with the Bluethroat showing some of its ‘air puffs’, I decided to go and try for the same experience again. But with another species, of course. Otherwise it gets boring ! And […]

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PHOTO OF THE MONTH MAY 2020

Nikon D500 + 500mm f4 | 1/500s | f5| ISO640 | overexposed 2/3FS | monopod | The Netherlands

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Balcony Wagtail

About a month ago, a Black-headed Wagtail (a rare bird for our country) was seen in one of the areas that I visit several times a week in that time of year. Due to COVID-19, […]

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Fency Godwit

Search for an image of a Black-tailed Godwit in The Netherlands, and chances are you’ll see them perched on poles or fences. This is only logical, since they are mainly breeding in agricultural areas. Farmers […]

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Breathtaking Bluethroat

As I wrote in an earlier blog, I wasn’t planning on going after Bluethroats this year. Not because they’re not nice – they are beautiful songbirds after all – but I mean: how many shots […]

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