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Foamy Dunlins

This morning I decided to pay a visit to the beach. Upon arriving there was not that much happening. Some gulls and Cormorants. After strolling around I suddenly noticed four Dunlins flying in and landing […]

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Cycling with the D-Lux

The last couple of weeks I was out on my bicycle, riding from The Netherlands to Berlin, Germany. Some 1100km’s. Since the middle of summer is usually kind of slow with birds, I decided to […]

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PHOTO OF THE MONTH JULY 2018

Nikon D500 + 500mm f4| 1/500s | f5 | ISO500| underexposed 2/3EV | from car  | The Netherlands 2018

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Home Alone

Home alone for me doesn’t only mean pizza, Chinese takeaway and party all night. It also makes me go out (even) a little more than normal, especially in the evening. Since this is the slowest […]

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Willet

During my visits to the US, both inland and at the shorelines, I have seen Willets. Willets are large, rather dull-coloured shanks and only in flight one can see the contrasting wing patterns, especially in […]

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A Fence Best Friend

Fences are usually meant for keeping animals or people out. Or in. Just a matter of which team you’re in. Of course you can jump them, try to make your neighbour pay for them or […]

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Black Terns

Over the last weeks I have been looking for Black Terns in three different locations. Since I also varied in the time of day (early morning and late evening), I was able to take different […]

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PHOTO OF THE MONTH JUNE 2018

Nikon D500 + 70-200mm 2.8 @ 200mm | 1/1000s | f2.8 | ISO280| overexposed 2/3EV | handheld  | Germany 2018

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Molli

During my visit to Helgoland, I concentrated on the Gannets in the early and late hours of the day. The rest of the time I spent strolling around the small island, lying at the large […]

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MF Cinereocapilla

Since quite some time now, there’s a – rare – White-throated Wagtail (Motacilla flava cinereocapilla) in The Netherlands. The bird however is in the north of the country, some 3-hour drive from where I live. […]

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Mr Black and White

Besides the Northern Gannets there’s another abundant species to be found on Helgoland: the Common Murre or Guillemot. With their black and white dress and upright breeding position, they resemble penguins a little. Both are […]

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Heads of Helgoland

Last week I visited the German island of Helgoland. Main goal was to have a few relaxed days and taking pictures of Northern Gannets. Which is not that hard, since the island boasts a huge […]

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