Category Archives: Travel Tales

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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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Florida Vacationer

The first time I have seen a Piping Plover was in Florida. The bird was banded, and after some research I found out where it came from and wrote a blog about it. This year, […]

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White on White

During my stay in Saint Petersburg (Florida) I had many photo-ops for Snowy Egrets. In the end, I was most happy with the images that I made when the sun had just disappeared behind the […]

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Owls @ Sunset

Of course, while in the US, I had to go and look for Burrowing Owls. Over the years my most beloved American species. An easy one this time, since two years ago I had found […]

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Rosie Revisited

Last week I spent photographing birds in Florida. Two years ago I visited this birders paradise for the first time, and one of the most memorable encounters was with the Roseate Spoonbill. For me, as […]

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Hooked on Horned !

The Horned Larked has been on my wish list for a while, for a descent shot that is. Until this year, I was never able to make this kind of shots. This year though, it […]

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Snow Bunting

One of the species we found on Heligoland, was the Snow Bunting. Of course, I had seen them in The Netherlands as well (and in Iceland), since usually we have some in winter hanging around. […]

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