Forest in B&W

Fall is of course best known for its wonderful colours. This year I decided to see what B&W shots would do with an ‘Autumn’ forest. To make things easy, I picked the forest adjacent to […]

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Brambling’s back

Last week, during our Sunday morning run, I noticed several Bramblings in the forest. Weird, I couldn’t recall the Dutch name and spent the next fifteen minutes or so thinking, when luckily it popped up […]

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Grey Plover

One of those species that can be found around the whole planet: The Grey (or Black-bellied) Plover. Until now, I have seen them only in winter time, both in Europe (The Netherlands and Portugal) and […]

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Golden Boys

The (Eurasian) Rock Pipit is one of those rather dull, brown birds. That is, until it is lit my early morning sunlight. Suddenly this Little Brown Job turns into a small, golden gem. The Pipit […]

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Harbour Homies

This week I visited the harbour two times. All the usual suspects showed up: Purple Sandpipers, Ruddy Turnstones and Oystercatchers. Good to see the Sandpipers again, for me the first time this fall. As I […]

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Nikon D4s + 500mm f4 + TC @ 700mm | 1/2500s | f5 | ISO360| overexposed 2/3EV | monopod | The Netherlands 2018

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Fun Fox

“The best bird of the day was a mammal”. Often heard among birders. Last Wednesday proved this proverb to be true once again. My visit to the harbour and the beach had resulted in not […]

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Wheatear 2 Times a Year

Although the Northern Wheatear is still a breeding species for The Netherlands, albeit in declining numbers, best chances to see them are during the spring and autumn migration. Hence, two times a year. Since we […]

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In the town where I live there have been several nests of Hobbies this year, and it’s a species I come across every year. Shooting decent images however, was a long time ago. So when […]

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Short-billed Dowitcher ?

During one of the evenings that I spent at the beach to shoot birds in the setting sun light, I encountered this Dowitcher. Since the length of the bills is pretty much overlapping between the […]

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Whinchat on a Wire

The last two weeks I have paid several visits to a Whinchat that was not all that shy. The different visits made for different results. Not only in terms of background, light and colours – […]

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Protecting Piping Plovers

During our Florida trip I was able to shoot a Plover that I hadn’t seen before: the Piping Plover. This brave, little bird was decorated with quite some bands. The species has the IUCN status […]

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