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Goldie H.

The Dutch name for European Goldcrest is “Goudhaan”, hence the blog title. Europe’s smallest bird, measures some 8,5 cm (3.3″) in length and is a real feather-weight (5 grams, 0.17 ounce). But it is also […]

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Snowy B

Last week, we had friends for dinner. In the normal way that is, not ‘Hannibal Lecter style‘. Somewhere during the conversation they mentioned, a propos, that next to their house, they had seen a rather […]

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White’s Thrush?

Years ago, in December 2009, we went on trip to circumnavigate Taiwan. By bicycle, of course. On our first morning in Taipei, and rather jet lagged, we decided for a morning walk in the city […]

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PHOTO OF THE MONTH SEPTEMBER 2020

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QAnot?

To Knot or not to Knot? That was the question last Saturday. I had already heard, through Remco, that two Red Knots had shown themselves pretty nicely in the morning at the coast. But when […]

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Purple and Rain

Purple Herons are notoriously shy birds. Usually they see you, before you notice them, and fly off. Young birds are a little easier, but lack the extreme colouring of the adults. And the colours are […]

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Pectoral SP

What makes one drive to the far province of Zeeland, only to lay next to a smelly, almost dried-out murky pond (at 30 degrees Celsius)? Exactly ! An almost hand-tame Pectoral Sandpiper, a species I […]

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Whimbrel & Rain

De Regenwulp is geen broedvogel in Nederland, maar een doortrekker. Nu is dus het moment om ze tegen te komen, zeker langs de kust. Gisteren liep ik bij het strand toen ik opeens een Regenwulp […]

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Blyth’s Reed-Warbler

This year has been a strange year and not only because of the Corona-virus. Until now I had the opportunity of framing no less than three species, that you normally hardly get to see at […]

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PHOTO OF THE MONTH AUGUST 2020

Nikon D4s + 500mm f4 | 1/1000s | f4,5 | ISO640 | overexposed 2/3EV | The Netherlands

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Zwooi !

Hier in de regio struikel je niet echt over de Zwarte Ooievaars (“Zwooi”). Nergens eigenlijk in Nederland. Tijdens de trek worden er elk jaar echter wel de nodige gezien. Toch is het nu ook weer […]

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Little Crake

Twitching and making nice images don’t go well together most of the times. That’s why initially I didn’t want to visit a juvenile Little Crake that was seen in the Southeastern part of country. Although […]

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