Nature

Recently new residents have moved into our garden. Flying residents to be more specific. It has always been busy in our garden, especially in the wint...

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New residents in our garden

Slowly but surely everything starts to turn green again, the trees are budding, the plants are awaking from their hibernation and the first migratory ...

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They’re back!

Recently I was on the Ballooërveld, a beautiful nature reserve in the province of Drenthe in the northern part of the Netherlands. The Ballooërveld ...

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Vipers on the Ballooërveld

Nature photography is often a matter of patience. Waiting at a spot where that one particular bird regularly returns. Or scout an area because a speci...

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A bit of luck

Sometimes your garden is flooded with cheerful and busy tweeting from a little flock of birds. This time not that of sparrows. It’s much more subtle...

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Flying lollypops

An impressive bird of prey, the buzzard (Buteo buteo). It’s the most common raptor species in the Netherlands. It’s often seen on poles and traffi...

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A lazy hunter

I don’t know when and where it started, but as a young boy I was already interested in nature. Behind our house there was a small park and behind it...

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My first steps…

The whole of the Netherlands seems to be captivated by the kingfisher (Alcedo atthis). Photos regularly appear on Facebook and Instagram. That’s not...

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The blue flash

Although it’s hard to believe with the current weather conditions (-3 °C with a strong easterly wind, 7 on the scale of Beaufort, on March 17th), s...

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The first one of this year