Tag Archives: Birding Zuid-Holland


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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The Wires

As in the previous years, I decided to try and check ‘the Wires’ for migrating Whinchats. They were present for sure, but seemed less willing to let themselves be seen than in other years. Nevertheless, […]

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City Cormorant

Most of the time I prefer smooth backgrounds for my subjects. Sometimes, however, I choose for a different approach. Our Cormorants tend to hang out at the local harbour. There, they can been photographed against […]

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Ruddy Rendez-vous

Ruddy Turnstones are quite reliable birds. Usually they show when and where you expect them: at the shoreline or around the harbour. This time of year, you may find them still in their breeding plumage, […]

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Lapwing’s Loss

Another breeding site for Lapwings (status: near-threatened) has been demolished. The destructive side of construction so to speak. In this country it seems no one can rest until every square inch have been paved or […]

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The White Edition

While the newspapers wrote about a Great White in the waters of Hawaii, I visited our own ‘white monster’: a leucistic Great Crested Grebe. Since I had never seen one, I decided to spend my […]

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Shooting Sanderlings

It’s not a secret that I love Sanderlings. Part of that comes from their sympathetic appearence and their entertaining behaviour. Always busy and running back and forward along the shoreline. Only sometimes, one gets to […]

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Curlew Peekaboo

Eurasian Curlew | Wulp This morning I decided to check out part of our shore line. To be honest, I expected quite some waders, but not that many were around. An Eurasian Curlew played along […]

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Two Times Tawny

Last year we were still blessed to have three Tawny Owls in the vicinity. However, due to storms and active tree cutting, their homes have been destroyed. Luckily I learned of some ‘new’ ones, not […]

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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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