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(K)not Red

Red Knots can be seen along our shorelines during this time of year. However, looking for a red bird won’t do you much good, since most of the birds are first winter birds. I found […]

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Block Buster

Recently I was at an artificial dam along the sea shore, made of concrete and stones. Not really a lot was happening, but I found this White Wagtail roaming the dam for insects. Due to […]

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All3Ropes

Of course, I knew that I had seen three species of Phalaropes until now. What I didn’t know, was that this is also the end of it. The Illustrated Checklist of the Birds of the […]

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The Wires

As in the previous years, I decided to try and check ‘the Wires’ for migrating Whinchats. They were present for sure, but seemed less willing to let themselves be seen than in other years. Nevertheless, […]

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PHOTO OF THE MONTH AUGUST 2019

Nikon D500 + 500mm f4 | 1/2000s | f5 | ISO1400 | handheld | The Netherlands

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City Cormorant

Most of the time I prefer smooth backgrounds for my subjects. Sometimes, however, I choose for a different approach. Our Cormorants tend to hang out at the local harbour. There, they can been photographed against […]

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Ruddy Rendez-vous

Ruddy Turnstones are quite reliable birds. Usually they show when and where you expect them: at the shoreline or around the harbour. This time of year, you may find them still in their breeding plumage, […]

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The ‘real’ Cracker

After meeting the famous Dutch Nutcracker, you may think that shooting these birds is easy. Well, I can tell you: it’s not. During our stay in the Swiss canton of Wallis, I was surprised how […]

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Concentrating on Crag Martins

The previous weeks in spent in the Alps. For the first part of our holiday, we rented a holiday home in Austria. Close to our home I found some Crag Martins, a species we don’t […]

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PHOTO OF THE MONTH JULY 2019

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Meeting a Mountain Plover

One bird was on my wish list when visiting Colorado last month: the Mountain Plover. Why? I guess I’m just a sucker for plovers in general, so when I heard it has its breeding grounds […]

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Lil’ B. Rain

No, this is not about some infamous rapper. It’s about the Little Bittern. Not much rapping there, producing a mere monotonous ‘dog barking’ is what they do. And that’s usually all you get from then. […]

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