Category Archives: Travel Tales

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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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YCNH #1,2 and 3

For some unclear reason I had never seen a Yellow-crowned Night-heron. This year however, I found three, at different locations. The first was a young bird, that I noticed due to some road construction, which […]

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Little, Blue and sometimes White

Little Blue Herons are pretty common in Florida, and indeed (sort of) blue. The juvenile birds however are white. But, young or adult: they’re both pretty small, as you can tell from the image where […]

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