Tag Archives: Birding USA

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Forgotten Hummer

Recently, somebody asked me if I had any shots of US Hummingbirds. Actually I do, but I also suddenly realised that I had shot Broad-tailed Hummingbirds last spring while visiting the Rockies. So, since I […]

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Picus pileatus

Ask people about Woodpeckers and chances are that they will start about Woody Woodpecker. Woody, obviously, is based on the Pileated Woodpecker. So, when visiting Corkscrew Swamp, I had to look for them. Two years […]

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The Sadist Plover

When I see Grey Plovers, I simply have to shoot them. No matter what. Or? While I was shooting Herons in Florida, I noticed a Grey (or Black-bellied) Plover at the beach. As I already […]

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Wilson’s Plover

A plover with a long, heavy and thick bill: Wilson’s Plover. Easy to recognise and doable when it comes to photographing it. Not really shy, but a bit alert in my experience. I saw quite […]

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Different Sorts of Reddish

The Reddish Egret is a species with the discomforting status of ‘near threatened’ with the IUCN. They can however still be found in Florida, and that’s where I found some of them. Even when not […]

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YCNH #1,2 and 3

For some unclear reason I had never seen a Yellow-crowned Night-heron. This year however, I found three, at different locations. The first was a young bird, that I noticed due to some road construction, which […]

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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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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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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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