Tag Archives: Birding USA


Little, Blue and sometimes White

Little Blue Herons are pretty common in Florida, and indeed (sort of) blue. The juvenile birds however are white. But, young or adult: they’re both pretty small, as you can tell from the image where […]

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Florida Vacationer

The first time I have seen a Piping Plover was in Florida. The bird was banded, and after some research I found out where it came from and wrote a blog about it. This year, […]

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Rosie Revisited

Last week I spent photographing birds in Florida. Two years ago I visited this birders paradise for the first time, and one of the most memorable encounters was with the Roseate Spoonbill. For me, as […]

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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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American Pipit – the Alticola Edition

While visiting the Rockies last month, I noticed some Pipit-like birds walking on the snow. Immediately I started taking pictures, still not sure which Pipit I was shooting exactly. As it turned out, it’s an […]

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Western Meadowlark

Without doubt, the Western Meadowlark has the most beautiful song I have heard from any bird in the US so far. So, when I drove around in South Park (CO, USA) last week, I recognised […]

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Wireless Western Kingbird

Over the years, most of the Kingbirds that I have seen were perched on fences and wires. Which makes sense, since they make for excellent look-out spots. But, truth to be told, I always hoped […]

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Grey Plover

One of those species that can be found around the whole planet: The Grey (or Black-bellied) Plover. Until now, I have seen them only in winter time, both in Europe (The Netherlands and Portugal) and […]

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Protecting Piping Plovers

During our Florida trip I was able to shoot a Plover that I hadn’t seen before: the Piping Plover. This brave, little bird was decorated with quite some bands. The species has the IUCN status […]

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Brown Pelican

The Brown Pelican is one of those species that one sees quite often in the US. In some places, especially touristic harbours, they seem as plenty as litter boxes. To get one nicely framed is […]

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Woody, Woods and Walls

Most of the birds I photographed in Florida were waders, herons and the like. With so much water, hardly a surprise. Still, there were quite some other species as well: the Red-bellied Woodpecker for instance. […]

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After checking in in our hotel in Cocoa Beach, we decided to go for a stroll without the camera (you know, not carrying all the kilo’s and simply walk the beach like a ‘normal’ tourist). […]

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