Monday, 30 September 2013


Gradually adding some ounces to my deuter Speedlite 20 alpine, and some furlongs to my walk. And practicing wildlife-photography with all that on my back, of course.

Р Сокол (ж)
NL Torenvalk
E Kestrel

Monday, 23 September 2013

Байкальские птицы (6)

I was rather surprised to see this very lonely Sandpiper in Crow Creek. Just stood there, while the geese, curlews and others anxiously looked on from far. Later she told me her foot was stuck in the mud! I know the feeling...

E Wood Sandpiper  D Bruchwasserläufer  NL Bosruiter Р Фифи

Friday, 20 September 2013

Байкальские птицы (5)

I still think it's a miracle they can fly!
We Dutch call them blue btw...

NL Blauwe Reiger
E Heron
D Fischreiher

Linden (Katwijk) NL, but they are everywhere.

Of course these Godwits are neither азиатские nor сибирские;
they are just real Dutch Grutto's, in Lienden (Batenburg) NL
But they are family.

Wednesday, 18 September 2013

Tuesday, 17 September 2013

Байкальские птицы (3)

NL Krakeend
E Gadwall
D Schnatterente

Mookse Plas NL

NL Pijlstaart
E Pintail
D Spiessente

Kraaijenbergse Plassen, Gassel, NL

Saturday, 14 September 2013

Байкальские птицы (2)

NL Fuut,  E Great Crested Grebe, D Haubentaucher

Kraaijenbergse plassen, Linden NL

Friday, 13 September 2013

Байкальские птицы (1)

Алсу Ильдаровна Buiting, our friendly teacher, knows that I love birds and she lent me these cards with Baikal Birds. Some of them very exotic, but others also "available" in my neighbourhood! So I hàve to show them here, and who could be better to start with than the famous writer: Gogol ("the Revisor").
We call them Brilduiker, Goldeneye, Schellente. 
The author we call Gogol... ;)

Kraaijenbergse Plassen, Gassel NL

On the Angara in Irkutsk, feb 2014