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Anhinga anhinga

The Anhinga is a bird that can be found in many tropical areas, however for me last December – during our Florida trip – was the first time I saw one. Quite large birds, that feed […]

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GSW to rely on

Sometimes I just want to go out and take some pictures. Just as a way of relaxing. A nice subject always helps. Some places are very reliable when it comes down to Great Spotted Woodpeckers, […]

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Billy in the City

Last Sunday we went for our weekly run in the nearby forest. When almost home, I noticed an Eurasian Spoonbill. Not a bird that uncommon, but I haven’t seen that many in my city. So […]

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Meanwhile, in the Reeds

Okay, I’ll admit, I was there for a different species. Alas, the target didn’t show. As to make the effort I took to get there worth it, I decided to see what backlight could do […]

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PHOTO OF THE MONTH MARCH 2018

Nikon D500 + 500mm f4  | 1/800s | f5 | ISO220| Monopod | The Netherlands 2018

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Black-tailed Back

Since several weeks the Black-tailed Godwits are back from their winter break. Although in strong decline, and nearly threatened, there’s still plenty of opportunities to see them. Even close to home. Yesterday, on my way […]

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Tricolore

As I may have mentioned before, Florida is like Heron-Heaven. There’s Herons everywhere, or so it seems. One the species we encountered and which I haven’t shown yet in my blogs, is the Tricolored Heron. […]

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Ospreys Around the World

My first good shots of Osprey I made a decade ago in Oman. After that I saw some during my travels, and even not too far from home I was able to photograph some. That […]

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Stonechat

In my early birding days I found my first European Stonechat. I still can remember how excited I was. And happy with the crap record shots for that matter. Over the years I learned more […]

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It’s only natural

“It’s only natural, that I should want to be there with you” (Crowded House). The you in this case is the Common Kingfisher. The natural applies to the fact that the images in this blog […]

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PHOTO OF THE MONTH FEBRUARY 2018

Nikon D4s + 500mm f4  | 1/2500s | f5 | ISO360| overexposed 2/3EV | camera on the ground | The Netherlands 2018

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Parrot Crossbills

Last November I had some Parrot Crossbills close to my home, however it turned out impossible to get some descent shots. Parrot Crossbills are birds from Northern and Eastern Europe and are rare in The Netherlands. Since […]

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