Tag Archives: Birding Zuid-Holland


Crowded House

This year, both Kestrel nest boxes in my area rendered five chicks. One of these boxes is at walking distance from my house, and usually when running in the woods I stop briefly to check […]

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Balcony Wagtail

About a month ago, a Black-headed Wagtail (a rare bird for our country) was seen in one of the areas that I visit several times a week in that time of year. Due to COVID-19, […]

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Fauvette Grisette

While cycling through the dunes recently, I heard and saw a singing Common Whitethroat. I was reminded that I had been a while since I had seen one of those through my lens. So, when […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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Return to the Remiz

The first photo session of the year was okay, but I had some issues to deal with as you can read here. So, normally, I would go back for a 2nd, 3rd of even 4th […]

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2020 Remiz Pendulinus

The year 2020 started for me with a heavy cold. After spending some days in and around bed I was in desperate need for some oxygen though. So I decided to take a little drive […]

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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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