Category Archives : birds


PhotoFriday 6: Common Kingfisher

Common Kingfisher (Alcedo atthis)   Did you know…… The kingfisher is able to switch between monocular vision (eyes used separately) and binocular vision (eyes used together). It uses monocular vision in air  and binocular vision in water. It’s underwater vision might not be razor sharp, but certainly good enough for to estimating distance to its […]

Common Kingfisher Alcedo atthis IJsvogel fish landing

Photofriday 4: Barn Swallow

The Barn Swallow (Hirundo rustica)   Did you know…… For a long time, swallows were believed to hibernate in holes in the ground or underwater, withdrawn in some kind of torpid state. Nowadays we know they migrate to warmer countries during wintertime.

barn swallow, brood, Hirundo rustica, juvenile, nestling

Mute Swan Cygnus olor male showing off sunset pink water

PhotoFriday 3: Mute Swan 1

The Mute Swan (Cygnus olor)   Did you know…… Mute swans often mate for life as a monogamous couple. They even raise the cygnets as a pair. Mute swans often use the same nest each year, restoring it if neceassairy.


38. Photography Bestof 2014 2

 1. If it Walks Like a Goose And it Talks Like a Goose…. As soon as this Army of Cuteness arrives, the most fanatical birder goes “awwwwwwww”. Bold loitering spontaneously share their sandwiches, a homeless worriedly counts whether they are as many as yesterday.   2. Interview by Bored Panda “Talented Dutch nature photographer Roeselien […]

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