Category Archives : red list

11. Rollin Rollin Rollin: Plover Photography for Dummies. 5

Thinking about nature photography you probably picture fresh green meadows, meandering rivers, foggy forests or something like that. At least I did. So when I recently cycled to a deserted piece of land along the highway, my romantic image instantly got killed. This unsightly terrain was supposed to house a most lovely little plover family. […]

Kleine Plevier Little Ringed Plover Charadrius dubius

And an even bluer one...

8. Blue Mission (searching for Moor Frogs) 4

On one of the last winter days some colleague photographers and I plotted our new challenge: finding Blue Frogs. The rumour goes that for just a few days a year the male Moor frog dresses completely blue in order to seduce them frog ladies. So it’s just a matter of being at the right place […]

7. Waxwings Playing Hard to Get 1

In Dutch Waxwings are called Pestvogels, which means something like ‘Nagging Birds’. I often wondered why they got this strange name. Well…I found out the hard way! Waxwing invade my country every now and then. They appear in large numbers and -being just a little shy- they make a great opportunity for photographers! Waxwings preferably […]

Bohemian Waxwing Bombycilla garrulus Pestvogel

White-throated Dipper Cinclus cinclus cinclus Zwartbuikwaterspreeuw

5. Dancing, Dipping &…Diving. [a White throated Dipper in the Netherlands] 3

Past autumn a White-throated Dipper (Cinclus cinclus cinclus) arrived in the Netherlands. It’s a very rare visitor in our country and it attracted a large audience of photographers and twitchers. I have never seen so many huge lenses pointed at one little bird. To get a more personal shot I tried to descend to bird […]

4. Waxwings Revisited 10

It doesn’t happen that often in life that you get a second chance when you blew your first. And in this case it wasn’t even me who blew it, but the bad weather that did it for me… But…to put it shortly: I got my second chance to photograph the gorgeous waxwings under better circumstances, […]

Bohemian Waxwing Bombycilla garrulus Pestvogel