Tag Archives: Birding Holland


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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Skylarks in Spring

Nothing is so connected with Spring as singing Eurasian Skylarks. Either sitting and displaying from the ground, or from high-up in the air: the Larks make sure their presence is known. This Spring I was […]

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Little More

Some weeks ago, I found a Little Owl that appeared ‘approachable’. After my first visit I went back one more time, trying for some different images. Inspired by these little, fluffy owls, I decided to […]

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The Little Owl on the Prairie

Well, maybe it’s a pole instead of a prairie, but what the heck. Yesterday, after a rather disappointing visit to an area where I hoped for some nice waterfowl, I decided to drive past a […]

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Dotterel at Daytime

Dotterels rank high on my list of favourites. Ever since I saw my first one, I sort of fell in love with them. Here in The Netherlands, they are rare vagrants, although every year they […]

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Partridge Privilege

Nowadays I consider it a privilege to see and frame Grey Partridges, as the species is heavily in decline. Problem however is that they seem to have a preference for messy environments (see last image). […]

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As written earlier, this time of year is the right one to frame birds on flowerbeds. Something I do almost on a yearly basis. Not so much as to get new images, but because I […]

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Slavonian Success Story

Sometimes one has to have a bit of luck. The Slavonian Grebe was one of these species that I had photographed only in winter plumage so far. The reason? They are not all that common […]

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Click ‘n Tick :-(

Last week I tried my luck with some Little Ringed Plovers. As usual when shooting Plovers, I positioned myself on the ground, in this case between grasses and geese poo. Dressed in wellingtons, rain trousers […]

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Cetti’s Warbler: BOPH

When it comes to Cetti’s Warbler it’s a matter of BOPH: “Bird over Photo”. Ask the average birder about Cetti’s and chances are that most have heard the bird, but never actually seen it. Or only a […]

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Owl @ 1000mm

Close to my home I know by now of at least four (!) Tawny Owls that regularly show themselves. For the birder in me a unique and great situation. The photographer however isn’t all that […]

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Arguably one of the most beautiful Grebes we have around here: the Black-necked Grebe. It had been some years since I last had the chance of shooting them, but last week an opportunity arose. As […]

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