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PHOTO OF THE MONTH FEBRUARY 2021

Nikon D500 + 500mm f4 | 1/1000s | f6,3 | ISO560  overexposed 1 FS| handheld  | The Netherlands

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Randstad Rail

The “Randstad” is the name for a megapolis of the four largest cities in The Netherlands. Still, enough bird species can be found in this densely populated area. In a small pond very close to […]

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Pictures of You

Oddly enough, I always expect male Red-breasted Mergansers to suddenly start singing. It must have something to do with their hairdo. That shows to me an eerie resemblance to that of Robert Smith, frontman of […]

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Week o’ Woodcock

When, for the first time in years, we had some days with descent snow and freezing temperatures, I thought ‘Woodcock’. Not only was this a species I had never taken a decent shot of, these […]

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Snowy Hare

Last Sunday we had, for the first time in years, some snow. And not only that, it was accompanied by strong winds, making it pretty rough outside (for The Netherlands, that is). Venturing out with […]

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Little Time for a Little Hero

Red Phalaropes, to me, are the little heroes of the seas. The reason is simple: these very small waders spend most of the winter out on the Atlantic Ocean. Can you imagine these little birds […]

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PHOTO OF THE MONTH JANUARY 2021

Nikon D500 + 500mm f4 | 1/1000s | f4 | ISO2000 | overexposed 1/3EV | from car  | The Netherlands

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The Crown

Red-crested Pochards are among those ducks where you always have to look twice: is this for real? In Dutch it’s called (translated) “Crown Duck”, referring the hard-to-miss crest of the male. In The Netherlands they […]

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Acrobat Sandwich

Sandwich Terns are true acrobats of the sky. Tirelessly flying around, they scan the seas below. When they think there’s something worthwhile below the surface, they quickly turn. twist and dive into the waters. Unpredictable […]

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Bunting on the Rocks

Over the years, I have had plenty of opportunities to photograph Snow Buntings (click here for an overview). Usually, I would have them on the ground, often on beaches and grassy surfaces. Last week however, […]

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A Flying Circus

The early seventies gave us ‘Monty Python’s Flying Circus’. Who doesn’t know the ‘Dead Parrot Sketch‘? Anyway. Last week gave me a flying circus as well. A Circus cyaneus to be more precise, also known […]

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On Snipers and Snipes

Snipes are, when on the ground, rather difficult to spot. First of all, they tend to be extremely well camouflaged and hence blend in perfectly with their environments (as you can see in the first […]

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