Tag Archives: Birding Zuid-Holland


Golden Boys

The (Eurasian) Rock Pipit is one of those rather dull, brown birds. That is, until it is lit my early morning sunlight. Suddenly this Little Brown Job turns into a small, golden gem. The Pipit […]

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Harbour Homies

This week I visited the harbour two times. All the usual suspects showed up: Purple Sandpipers, Ruddy Turnstones and Oystercatchers. Good to see the Sandpipers again, for me the first time this fall. As I […]

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Wheatear 2 Times a Year

Although the Northern Wheatear is still a breeding species for The Netherlands, albeit in declining numbers, best chances to see them are during the spring and autumn migration. Hence, two times a year. Since we […]

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Whinchat on a Wire

The last two weeks I have paid several visits to a Whinchat that was not all that shy. The different visits made for different results. Not only in terms of background, light and colours – […]

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Whinchat in Numbers

Over the last 10 days or so I have been looking for Whinchats at a spot where I usually see them this time of year. The first attempts were fruitless; Whinchats are mainly migrants in […]

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Barn Swallow

The Barn Swallow appears to be the most widespread swallow in the world. No wonder, that it also frequents The Netherlands. Some weeks ago there were still plenty around. Adult birds were catching insects in […]

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Wryneck and Wheatear

The last period has been rather dull when it comes to birding. Summer is the low season by nature, but the drought and high temps made it even worse. Now, migration is slowly starting, resulting […]

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Foamy Dunlins

This morning I decided to pay a visit to the beach. Upon arriving there was not that much happening. Some gulls and Cormorants. After strolling around I suddenly noticed four Dunlins flying in and landing […]

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Construction Works

In my blogs on the decreasing habitats for the Partridges in my area, I already mentioned the construction sites. As in blaming them for the loss of habitat. Which is true. On the other side, […]

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Filling the Frame?

Taking pictures of birds can be done in many ways. The first question, when it comes to bird photography, is whether it’s about birds, or about photography. The first view usually results in images where […]

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The Owl Next Door

Until last winter I knew of at least four more or less reliable Tawny Owls in my ‘area’. The advantage of some reliable spots is that one can experiment with different light, different seasons and […]

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GSW to rely on

Sometimes I just want to go out and take some pictures. Just as a way of relaxing. A nice subject always helps. Some places are very reliable when it comes down to Great Spotted Woodpeckers, […]

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