Still

I was amazed by the water being almost the same blue as the sky. This sailing boat was slowly making its way to the smallest…

The Skywatcher

This gull was sunbathing on the rock, keeping a lookout on all things moving. Including me. When he spotted me on my yellow Crocs, he…

Skydiving

Black-headed gulls against a Wadden Sea skyline. The Wadden Sea is now a world heritage site. Have a look at the brand new worldheritage-waddensea website.…

Pied Avocet | BPW #44

I’ve been trying to get a few decent photos of the Pied Avocet for a while. Yesterday we saw this one close to the road…

Immature White-headed Vulture | Skywatch #50

Immature White-headed Vulture (and not a Lappet-faced) is on (sky)watch today. Thanks AndrĂ© đŸ™‚ AndrĂ© works for EWT, the Endangered Wildlife Trust in South Africa…

Hornbill | BPW #43

The Southern Ground-hornbills are large birds, up to around 90 to 129 cm and not at all shy. Don’t you think they have the most…

Starling | BPW #42

Last year, on our way to Olifants Rest Camp in Kruger National Park, we stopped on the bridge just before Letaba to stretch our legs…

Fishing

I’m trying out the NextGEN Gallery and Lightbox with these pix. These were taken on Vlieland. Every time the ferry arrives, the black-headed gulls swoop…

Sunday mornings

My day started with: ‘Got up early and dropped electric toothbrush in toilet’. After that, we made coffee and sandwiches to go and headed north.…

Spoonies

After we recovered from watching the herring gull eating the cutest overload ever, we staggered on. After about a kilometer or two, we saw a…

Dancing Jackdaw | BPW #40

While we were waiting for the ferry to take us from Vlieland to Harlingen, I spotted this Jackdaw on a ridge of the levee in…

View to a kill | BPW #39

After having a Sunday lunch at the Posthuys on Vlieland, we decided to start walking back to the village. The bus wasn’t due for another…