Tag Archives: Birding The Netherlands

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Hoodie in the Dark

The Hooded Merganser is a North-American species, that is seldom recorded in Europe. Hence, most of the reports in The Netherlands are from escapes. That all said, when a drake was seen earlier this week, […]

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Owls in Fall Foliage

This time of year can be interesting if one wants to frame Long-eared Owls in fall foliage. Although they are hard to find at times, there’s some more or less ‘certain places’ where they can […]

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Little Auk

Two weeks ago, a Little Auk appeared in the harbour. Sadly enough, it was covered with oil. Having no daylight left, I made some evidence shots and that was it. This morning, again a Little […]

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Sea, Foam and Sanderlings

Sanderlings always make me happy. Fun to watch, great to frame. Last week I found some at the beach of Ameland (Dutch island), where they were running around through layers of sea foam. Often they […]

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(K)not Red

Red Knots can be seen along our shorelines during this time of year. However, looking for a red bird won’t do you much good, since most of the birds are first winter birds. I found […]

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Block Buster

Recently I was at an artificial dam along the sea shore, made of concrete and stones. Not really a lot was happening, but I found this White Wagtail roaming the dam for insects. Due to […]

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All3Ropes

Of course, I knew that I had seen three species of Phalaropes until now. What I didn’t know, was that this is also the end of it. The Illustrated Checklist of the Birds of the […]

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City Cormorant

Most of the time I prefer smooth backgrounds for my subjects. Sometimes, however, I choose for a different approach. Our Cormorants tend to hang out at the local harbour. There, they can been photographed against […]

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Ruddy Rendez-vous

Ruddy Turnstones are quite reliable birds. Usually they show when and where you expect them: at the shoreline or around the harbour. This time of year, you may find them still in their breeding plumage, […]

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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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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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