Tag Archives: Birding Katwijk


Upupa epops (Eurasian Hoopoe)

Last weekend I visited an European Hoopoe (see blog september 30th) which is a rare vagrant for the Netherlands. Since it was weekend, and the bird was in urban surroundings, I was not alone – […]

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Oops, I did it again….

I did two other Twitches the last couple of days.. On friday Menno and I drove some 200 km’s to see the Rufous-tailed Srcub Robin (Rosse Waaierstaart) – a bird that had never been recorded […]

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No Snow, but Bunting

  Yesterday morning I stumbled upon a Snow Bunting (Sneeuwgors) – the first for me this season. Another sign that migration is in progress! Hopefully there will be more (species of) Bunting(s) that decide to […]

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Running to Rosy

Today it was time for an old-fashioned twitch again. A juvenile Rosy Starling (Roze Spreeuw) had been spotted not too far from where I live. So I jumped in the car, and when I arrived […]

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Bunting without Snow

Last sunday I received an email from Lorenzo telling me that four Snow Buntings (Sneeuwgors) had been sighted near Katwijk. Funny thing was, that I myself was in the snow on an Austrian glacier, testing […]

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Red Phalarope

This morning after spending some time in my home office, I decided to go to the sea. This time of year a lot of migration is going on. The wind however was not ideal, so […]

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