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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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Little & Loud

This week I have visited the island of Helgoland for some days (more on that later). In order to break down the long drive, I decided to make some stops on the way. So, I […]

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Construction Works

In my blogs on the decreasing habitats for the Partridges in my area, I already mentioned the construction sites. As in blaming them for the loss of habitat. Which is true. On the other side, […]

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PHOTO OF THE MONTH MAY 2018

Nikon D500 + 500mm f4  | 1/200s | f4 | ISO1000| Monopod | The Netherlands 2018

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Billy in the Garden

A while ago I wrote about Billy in the City, a Spoonbill close to our home. Last month we spent a weekend with friends in the province of Zeeland. We had rented a holiday home […]

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Filling the Frame?

Taking pictures of birds can be done in many ways. The first question, when it comes to bird photography, is whether it’s about birds, or about photography. The first view usually results in images where […]

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Feathers n’ Flowers

Okay, I admit, shooting Wagtails on Tulips is rather cliché. At least when living in The Netherlands. That said, I couldn’t resist giving it one more go this year. No, I was not planning on […]

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The Owl Next Door

Until last winter I knew of at least four more or less reliable Tawny Owls in my ‘area’. The advantage of some reliable spots is that one can experiment with different light, different seasons and […]

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Creative Tern

Last weekend we spent in the province of Zeeland with friends. On the day of our departure, the weather was overcast with rain showers. Still, we ventured out to a small harbour. Not much happening […]

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PHOTO OF THE MONTH APRIL 2018

Nikon D500 + 500mm f4  | 1/2000s | f5 | ISO360| Handheld | The Netherlands 2018

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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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