Tag Archives: Birding The Netherlands

20200416-054840DSC_5764-bewerkt.jpg

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 […]

Continue reading »
20200331-081010DSC_2409-bewerkt.jpg

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 […]

Continue reading »
20200403-100344DSC_3008-bewerkt-bewerkt-bewerkt.jpg

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 […]

Continue reading »
20200403-171213DSC_3145-bewerkt.jpg

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 […]

Continue reading »
20200308-103059DSC_0133-bewerkt.jpg

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 […]

Continue reading »
20200315-112228DSC_1475-bewerkt.jpg

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 […]

Continue reading »
20200306-093107DSC_9876-bewerkt.jpg

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 […]

Continue reading »
20200206-101419DSC_8774-bewerkt.jpg

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 […]

Continue reading »
20200220-124707DSC_9661-bewerkt.jpg

You’re wired!

One could argue that this antenna-equipped bird looks like a remote-controlled Turkey. But it’s not, it’s a Great Bustard. A rarity in The Netherlands. Question is, of course, how ‘wild’ is this bird? A matter […]

Continue reading »
20200210-105741DSC_9230-bewerkt-bewerkt.jpg

@thefakedonald?

Some three months ago I wrote about a Hooded Merganser in my area. At the time it was rather shy and still part of a larger group of Tufted Ducks. A lot seems to have […]

Continue reading »
20200201-172702DSC_4079-bewerkt.jpg

So you think you can dance

Some people call this phenomena the ‘dance of the Starlings’. Not sure whether or not it is a dance, the choreography is great. To say the least. In my previous blog I showed some B&W images. […]

Continue reading »
20200201-173850DSC_4141-bewerkt.jpg

Stunning Starling Shapes

The murmuration of Starlings can be one of the most breathtaking experiences in nature. “Can”, as I have ever so often seen groups going directly to their beds without any ‘show’. If one is lucky […]

Continue reading »