Tuesday, September 25, 2018

Bird hide “The Boshut” in Oss

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Northern Goshawk (Accipiter gentilis) - Photo made in bird hide De Boshut near Oss Northern Goshawk (Accipiter gentilis) - Photo made in bird hide De Boshut near Oss Eurasian Blue Tit (Cyanistes caeruleus) - Photo made in bird hide De Boshut near Oss Lately regular pictures appear on the Internet of Northern Goshawks photographed from a hut near Oss. Willie de Vries had a share in the construction of the hut and asked me if I wanted to have a go.

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Easter weekend at the Kamperhoek

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Ring Ouzel (Turdus torquatus) - Photo made in Almere Eurasian Wryneck (Jynx torquilla) - Photo made at migration site Kamperhoek Eurasian Dotterel (Charadrius morinellus) - Photo made at migration site Kamperhoek Easter weekend with an east wind forecasts so expectations were high. Alwin, Pieter and Maartje agreed that we would go every day. Saturday morning we were already standing on the dike at the migration site at 5.45 am. The wind came from the northeast and was moderate to hard. For the Yellow Wagtails this did not matter and they flew in groups over the migration site.

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Weekend at the Kamperhoek with a Eurasian Hoopoe

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Eurasian Hoopoe (Upupa epops) - Photo made at the Kamperhoek Great Spotted Woodpecker (Dendrocopos major) - Photo made at the Kamperhoek Nicely in the sun - Photo made at the Kamperhoek The predictions for the weekend are very good, an east wind combined with real spring weather. Reasons enough to visit the migration site. Alwin, Pieter and Maartje thought the same and Saturday morning at 5.30 am was agreed at a carpool place in Huizen.

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Looking back at 2013

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Northern Hawk-Owl (Surnia ulula) - Picture made in Zwolle American Golden Plover (Pluvialis dominica) - Picture made near Schoorl Red-footed Falcon (Falco vespertinus) - Picture made at Texel It has been a year of great contrasts. The loss of my wife in May, of course, plays the leading role. After I tried to pick up life as well as possible and did a lot of birding. This has helped me and the birds have exceptionally contributed. 2013 was what birds concerned for me the best year ever. This retrospective will therefore mainly be about the birds and the record attempt of Pieter will not be forgotten.

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Big Day January 1, 2014

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Leaving early in the morning The year went fast and our annual Big Day on January 1 was back on the program. The team this year consists of Alwin, Pieter and Maartje and myself of course. With Pieter and Maartje I celebrated New Years and they stayed over in Uden. Alwin would pick us up at a quarter to seven in the morning. A little drowsy because of the necessary drinks I was outside around quarter past six to put some tuff in the car when I heard 2 Robin’s singing in full, the first specie of the year was in the pocket.

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Netherlands 2014

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Netherlands 2013

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The Gambia 2008

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