Seas of Yellow

Since a while, I had the plan to shoot Bluethroats in blooming rapeseed. But, for some reason, it never happened. I lacked the time or was abroad during the best time. Or simply forgot about […]

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Rudolf, the red-billed Bittern

Over the years I have had my share of Little Bitterns, but still it’s great if you get the chance to see one. And that’s not always that easy. First of all they tend to […]

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Tricolored Heron

Spring was, photography wise, quite a good season for me. Because of the Covid-19 situation, I ventured out quite a lot nearby and had plenty of nice moments and species in front of my camera. […]

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She’s not there

Since several days, I am humming this Carlos Santana song while checking out the woods. Well, to me it’s a Carlos Santana song, for others it may be a song by The Zombies (original, dated […]

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Silly Flavissima

Once, the “Flavissima” was seen as a subspecies of the Yellow Wagtail. However, since some time now it is considered a separate species. But there’s always this thing with naming. Literally translated, we have named […]

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Friendly Fog

Better than ‘friendly fire’: fog ! A while ago, I drove out very early to the shoreline, hoping to find a nice and foggy landscape. The forecasts were promising, but I have learned by now […]

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Crowded House

This year, both Kestrel nest boxes in my area rendered five chicks. One of these boxes is at walking distance from my house, and usually when running in the woods I stop briefly to check […]

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Funny Faces

When one wants to attract a bird’s attention, one can of course play music. Beethoven’s 5th symphony seems to be quite popular among Yellowhammers, and Common Rosefinches apparently crave for Sympathy for the Devil. Judging […]

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Podiceps grisegena

Red-necked Grebes are not really rare in The Netherlands, but since there’s only some odd twenty breeding pairs and approximately 50-100 wintering/migrating birds, you don’t see them that often. With the small amount birds in […]

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The Tartt Bird

The Goldfinch is a book written by Donna Tartt, and was published in 2013. I did like the book quite a lot. Maybe not as much as her debut The Secret History (1992), but you can’t […]

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Ever since we moved to this place in 2006, we have had Oystercatchers breeding on the neighbouring rooftops. As the coast line has hardly any good breeding spots left here (due to buildings and recreation) […]

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