Tag Archives: Birding The Netherlands

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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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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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Duotone

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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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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