Tag Archives: Birding Holland

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FLOWER POWER PART 2

After spending time with Skylarks on hyacinths, I shifted my focus to Yellow Wagtails on red tulips. Not that I hadn’t done that before (and to be honest: it’s a horrible cliche), but we are […]

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Fauvette Grisette

While cycling through the dunes recently, I heard and saw a singing Common Whitethroat. I was reminded that I had been a while since I had seen one of those through my lens. So, when […]

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Flower Power part 1

As the Corona crisis keeps most of us close to home, I resorted as well to my favourite areas. One of those is of course the flower beds that we have in The Netherlands. About […]

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Oenanthe Overexposed

Yesterday, before dawn, I ventured out. No fixed plan, just see what I would come across. At a small dyke, I found some Northern Wheatears. Both male and female. They where mainly busy searching for […]

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SITF or LIM

More often than not, bird photographers try to get as close as they can. Normally this requires quite some millimetres or a rather tame bird. The opposite however is to have the bird ‘small in […]

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Bluethroat – Basic

As of mid March, the Bluethroats arrive – back from their winter holidays. With this return, immediately lots of images are posted on the social media, often with accompanying texts like ‘my first Bluethroat’ or […]

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Peaceful waters?

For a while we had quite some windy weather, but last week there was much less wind. So, I tried to find some ‘peaceful waters’. I did find some, but also noticed that the stillness […]

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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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BTG2020-HK

The Black-tailed Godwit is our ‘national bird’. When it returns to The Netherlands it’s one of those signals that Spring is slowly starting. My first photo moments with this species this year had to do […]

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Sheep Shame?

Currently there are some Cattle Egrets in The Netherlands. Still considered rare, but not extremely rare anymore I’d say. Anyway, during a day of birding yesterday, we tried to find one. The Dutch name for […]

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Ross’s Goose NL

For quite a while, a Ross’s Goose hung around in The Netherlands, not too far a drive from where I live. Ross’s Goose is a rather small, white goose and to me one of the […]

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Lanius excubitor

Great Grey Shrikes are not an everyday sight where I live. Or in The Netherlands for that matter. When you are lucky you have a wintering individual not too far away. Last months we had […]

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