Tag Archives: Luscinia svecica


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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