Cap Sizun Bird Reserve

Northern Fulmar

Rapeseed fields

Greece in May

Cap Sizun Bird Reserve

We visited the Cap Sizun Bird reserve hoping to see the Common Guillemot. We missed out on the Guillemot, but…

Northern Fulmar

There was a breeding colony of Northern Fulmar, Fulmarus glacialis (thanks Dewald) at the Cap Sizun bird reserve. They made quite a…

Rapeseed fields

The rapeseed fields of Groningen are blooming abundantly this year. Of course you do need a brilliant blue sky if…

Greece in May

We just came back from a two week holiday in the Peloponnesos. Greece in May is so lovely. All the…

Bateleur

Bateleurs with kill at Kruger National Park

This Bateleur landed on the road behind us. We turned around to make a few photos. This is a different bird, but a nice close-up of a juvenile Bateleur.

Rapeseed fields

Rapeseed Koolzaad Groningen

The rapeseed fields of Groningen are blooming abundantly this year. Of course you do need a brilliant blue sky if you go out to take photos. I got lucky yesterday.

De Schorren

"De Schorren, Texel"

De Schorren, Texel. One of the richest bird areas of Texel is the salt marsh area de Schorren. It is a flood refuge for many wading birds. Oystercatcher, Bar-tailed Godwit, Eurasian Curlew, Red Knot, Common Redshank, Dunlin, Grey plover, Great Ringed Plover, Greenshank, Spotted Redshank, Pied Avocet, Eurasian Wigeon, Great Cormorant, Common Teal, Pintail, Brent…

Sequoia sempervirens

Sequoia sempervirens

A coast redwood is an evergreen tree, living up to 1200 – 1800 years or more. It’s one of the tallest trees on Earth, reaching up to 116 m (379 feet ) in height and up to 8 m (26 feet) diameter at breast height. Before commercial logging began by the 1850s, this massive tree…