Wednesday, 22 October 2014


A little while ago I decided to visit another hide, not that far from home, in order to make new photos of the Common Kingfisher (IJsvogel). It's a public hide, free to come and go whenever you want, known for the visiting Kingfishers. The weather was cloudy and I was hoping for the sun breaking through the clouds. There were already  2 other photographers present, waiting for the Kingfishers. The few hours I spend at the hide a Kingfisher was visiting every 25 to 30 minutes on average. Twice the bird caught a fish in front of the hide. Due to the cloudy weather the background and coulours weren't what I expected. Nevertheless it was a nice experience.

Tuesday, 7 October 2014


Summer is gone now... but last week we still had a few dry and sunny days.
While in the hide I noticed there was more activity, more birds drinking and bathing. After spending a few hours in the hide I was happy with the result. Finally I had a Green woodpecker (Groene specht) visiting. As long as I know it was only the second time it came to the hide (first time on trailcam). Also Great spotted woodpecker (Grote bonte specht) came over a few times.
Other visitors that day: Great tit (Koolmees), Blue tit (Pimpelmees), Chaffinch (Vink), Blackbird (Merel), Song thrush (Zanglijster), Robin (Roodborst), Short-toed treecreeper (Boomkruiper) and Eurasian Jay (Gaai). Northern goshawk (Havik) and Sparrowhawk (Sperwer) are also still visiting every few days.
More new photos here on my website.

Green woodpecker

Green woodpecker

Green woodpecker

female Great spotted woodpecker

Blue tit