Tag Archives: Ijsvogel


King’s Sushi

Common Kingfishers fish for, not surprisingly, fish! Since they often use the same perches to hammer their pray to death, it’s relatively easy to anticipate for this when taking pictures. Either from fixed hides, or […]

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Big City Birding

Living in the 3rd largest city of The Netherlands (some odd 500.000 inhabitants) doesn’t mean that one always has to travel long or far to do some nice birding. There’s a forest/park only two minutes walking […]

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Fall Foliage

Today I didn’t want to go to faraway places, so I just took a short stroll in the forest near my house. At one of the lakes I saw a Great Cormorant, perch on a branch above […]

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Kingfisher Time

Already some months ago I planned for a visit to a photo-hide in Kalmthout, Belgium. Goal was to frame Kingfishers once more. So last Friday I went to try my luck. A Kingfisher was present […]

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Posing and Perching

Yesterday I spent some time near a Common Kingfisher, in a nice and comfortable hide. Although popular among photographers, these birds are rather easy to shoot. Some water, a nice perch and if you are […]

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Empty Spaces

  More often than not bird photographers try to get the bird as large as possible in the frame. By using hides, camouflage nets and the like, we try to get as close as we […]

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A Quick Kingfisher

Today I had a very brief window for venturing out, between two appointments. As so often is the case, interesting opportunities arise when you don’t expect them. So suddenly I had the opportunity for framing […]

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In Memoriam

So much as I enjoyed seeing the Kingfishers (IJsvogel) over the last few days, so sad I was when I found the first winter victim this morning. Of course we all know that when it […]

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Kingfisher Time

After some days of rain, today promised to be a day with clear skies. I decided to try my luck in the province of Flevoland, looking for Kingfishers. Since I do not know that area […]

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Fishing Kingfisher

Last week I already tried my luck on the Kingfisher in Flevoland. Last weekend however I heard from a place in a nearby town “Zoetermeer”, where one had been spotted. The first time I went […]

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Birding in Flevoland

Yesterday I spent my free morning in a bird watching hide in Flevoland. Hoping to spot some Kingfisher, I spent several hours in the hide. Species that showed themselves were Western Great Egret, Buzzard, Great […]

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Kingfisher Queste

Last Sunday we went with good friends to a place called “De Groene Jonker” for birdwatching. We saw many species, although taking pictures was a little difficult – since there were quite a lot of […]

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