Tag Archives: Bluethroat


Breathtaking Bluethroat

As I wrote in an earlier blog, I wasn’t planning on going after Bluethroats this year. Not because they’re not nice – they are beautiful songbirds after all – but I mean: how many shots […]

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More often than not, bird photographers try to get as close as they can. Normally this requires quite some millimetres or a rather tame bird. The opposite however is to have the bird ‘small in […]

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Bluethroat – Basic

As of mid March, the Bluethroats arrive – back from their winter holidays. With this return, immediately lots of images are posted on the social media, often with accompanying texts like ‘my first Bluethroat’ or […]

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Windy Welcome

One of the first real signs of Spring is when the Bluethroats are back from Africa and start singing again.  An unmistakable song by the way. This morning was a little too windy, and the […]

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Rain Men

Although the arrival of the Bluethroats may give the impression that Spring has arrived, the weather is not really spring like. When I went to have a look at some Bluethroats, it turned out to […]

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Bluethroat ’14

The Bluethroat ranks without doubt among the most attractive bird species for photographers in The Netherlands. When the male is singing, it’s a real color explosion: the yellow you can see inside the open beak, […]

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Early Rise

Last week I decided for an early rise in order to arrive at a nature reserve at dawn. Of course with the aim of using the first morning light for my shots. Upon arriving I […]

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Active Male

The Bluetroaths (Blauwborst) are early this year, the first ones have been reported as early as the first week of March. Last week I found one, but it didn’t show itself very well. This morning […]

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Small birds….

Since our bathroom is under complete reconstruction, I sometimes have to leave my home office (no electricity, no water). Two days ago I checked upon the European Stonechats (Roodborsttapuit) but there was too much wind […]

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My Morning Mistle Thrush

Two days ago I visited a place called “De Rietputten’ to see if I could find some of the young birds down there. A Marsh Harrier (Bruine Kiekendief) was giving me a hard time however. […]

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Little Giants, Reds & Blues

Yesterday I heard the well-known sound of a young Great Spotted Woodpecker (Grote Bonte Specht), asking for food. A closer look revealed that there were 2-3 young birds with their parents roaming through the trees […]

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Bluethroats to rely on

The last couple of days I tried to frame the Little Bittern (Woudaap), but hardly got a chance to see it. The one time if flew up, my camera didn’t focus in time 🙁 . […]

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