Category Archives: Travel Tales

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On Snipers and Snipes

Snipes are, when on the ground, rather difficult to spot. First of all, they tend to be extremely well camouflaged and hence blend in perfectly with their environments (as you can see in the first […]

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White’s Thrush?

Years ago, in December 2009, we went on trip to circumnavigate Taiwan. By bicycle, of course. On our first morning in Taipei, and rather jet lagged, we decided for a morning walk in the city […]

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Off the Rails

With the number of Rails being reported in The Netherlands right now (due to the drought they show themselves a bit better), I remembered that I still had to sort out my Sora shots, that […]

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Jack the Dipper

Recently we spent some time in the Austrian Alps for a hiking vacation.  After we had arrived at our holiday home, and by then had spent quite some time in the car, we decided 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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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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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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Picus pileatus

Ask people about Woodpeckers and chances are that they will start about Woody Woodpecker. Woody, obviously, is based on the Pileated Woodpecker. So, when visiting Corkscrew Swamp, I had to look for them. Two years […]

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Beach Bird

During my stay on Helgoland, we hoped for some rare type of Wheatear. In the week before our visit an Isabelline Wheatear had been reported. But: no luck, on the main Island we encountered a […]

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The Sadist Plover

When I see Grey Plovers, I simply have to shoot them. No matter what. Or? While I was shooting Herons in Florida, I noticed a Grey (or Black-bellied) Plover at the beach. As I already […]

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Wilson’s Plover

A plover with a long, heavy and thick bill: Wilson’s Plover. Easy to recognise and doable when it comes to photographing it. Not really shy, but a bit alert in my experience. I saw quite […]

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Different Sorts of Reddish

The Reddish Egret is a species with the discomforting status of ‘near threatened’ with the IUCN. They can however still be found in Florida, and that’s where I found some of them. Even when not […]

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