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Aix galericulata

Some days ago, during our run, I noticed a male Mandarin Duck in one of the waters that we passed. Since this colourful ducks can make for nice shots, I decided to return with my […]

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PHOTO OF THE MONTH MARCH 2020

Nikon D850 + 500mm f4 with 1,4TC| 1/2000s | f5.6 | ISO400 | underexposed 1/3FS | handheld | The Netherlands

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BTG2020-HK

The Black-tailed Godwit is our ‘national bird’. When it returns to The Netherlands it’s one of those signals that Spring is slowly starting. My first photo moments with this species this year had to do […]

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Forgotten Hummer

Recently, somebody asked me if I had any shots of US Hummingbirds. Actually I do, but I also suddenly realised that I had shot Broad-tailed Hummingbirds last spring while visiting the Rockies. So, since I […]

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Sheep Shame?

Currently there are some Cattle Egrets in The Netherlands. Still considered rare, but not extremely rare anymore I’d say. Anyway, during a day of birding yesterday, we tried to find one. The Dutch name for […]

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Ross’s Goose NL

For quite a while, a Ross’s Goose hung around in The Netherlands, not too far a drive from where I live. Ross’s Goose is a rather small, white goose and to me one of the […]

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Lanius excubitor

Great Grey Shrikes are not an everyday sight where I live. Or in The Netherlands for that matter. When you are lucky you have a wintering individual not too far away. Last months we had […]

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PHOTO OF THE MONTH FEBRUARY 2020

Nikon D850 + 24-70 f2.8 @ 52mm | 1/1000s | f2.8 | ISO1400 | overexposed 2/3FS | handheld | The Netherlands

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Lone Wolf

Crested Larks in The Netherlands have become extinct as a breeding species. Until the mid 70’s is was quite a common and widespread bird in our country. But the numbers have declined rapidly since then. […]

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Fair Foxes

If you want to shoot Foxes (with the camera that is), there are some well-known spots to visit. Since these Foxes are fed by photographers (or others that frequent the area), they are used to […]

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You’re wired!

One could argue that this antenna-equipped bird looks like a remote-controlled Turkey. But it’s not, it’s a Great Bustard. A rarity in The Netherlands. Question is, of course, how ‘wild’ is this bird? A matter […]

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@thefakedonald?

Some three months ago I wrote about a Hooded Merganser in my area. At the time it was rather shy and still part of a larger group of Tufted Ducks. A lot seems to have […]

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