Tag Archives: Birding Portugal


Hoopoe at Hole 9

Wildlife photography is mainly about timing. Being in the right place at the right time, whether it’s location, season or time of day. Another matter of timing involves personal safety. While in Portugal I visited […]

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Blue Pie

Although it wasn’t the first time for me to shoot Iberian Magpies, it was the first time I had them pretty close. How comes ? Iberian Magpies tend to move around in groups and are […]

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Billy White

As written in my previous post, I recently spent a week in Portugal. Since it was my third visit to the region, I didn’t expect too much news and decided to try and make some […]

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Last Day Light

Last week I spent in Southern Portugal. With the temperatures considerable higher than in The Netherlands, and – more important – sunny skies every day, it was no chore to venture out and look for […]

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Sardinian Warbler

The Sardinian Warbler is one of those birds that seem to enjoy showing themselves often, but making it hard to have their picture taken. Restless, and most of the time in the bushes and low […]

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Little Bitterns at 2500k away

One of the birds I wanted to shoot in Portugal was the Little Bittern. I visited a place last fall that seemed suitable, and hence planned on going back there. Before my departure to Portugal […]

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Same same, but different

Plovers are among my favourite species, and when last week in Portugal I shot some Kentish Plovers, my thoughts automatically brought me to previous experiences with similar species. The Kentish Plover is widespread in Europe […]

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Doing a ‘Woudaapje’

Last week I found myself back in Portugal. One evening I went to a golf course where I hoped to see a Little Bittern near a pond I visited last year. Which I did, but more […]

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Long Legs ‘on Land’

Flamingos to for me always rank among the exotics birds. Although we have some in The Netherlands every year, I know them mainly from Greece, Spain en Portugal. These images are from the latter country. […]

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Common Greenshanks are slightly larger than Redshanks, and have a long bill with an upward curve.  They breed in the northern parts of Europe and Russia. So, in The Netherlands, we only get to seen […]

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Red-billed Chough

When I recently visited Portugal, a species I decided to go after was the Red-billed Chough. I had seen the bird before in the Alps, during snowboarding holidays, but never had the chance to shoot it. […]

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Finally: “Dutch” Cattle Egret

I have seen Cattle Egrets in some odd 10 countries over the years. Over here, in The Netherlands, they are rare visitors though. Although some show up every year, I never felt the urge to […]

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