Author Archives: Patricia

La Calestienne

June 25th, 2022, Nismes, Viroinval. To the South of Belgium, some impressive karstic formations can be found on the “tiennes”, i.e. the top of the local hills.

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Birds of many colours

Trois-Ponts, East of Belgium, May 23, 2022. Well-hidden in a birdhide facing the hillside of the Salmvalley, many small but colourful inhabitants of these woody hills can be observed, e.g. finch, tit, jay and blackbird.

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Belgium bound

April-May 2022, Belgium. Bird watching can be fun, even close from home. You have to observe (from a distance), something we learned from astronomy, and stay quiet, then you spot them… Grey heron, finch and jay!

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Voyage to the North

January 2022. Last November, we spotted cranes flying Southbound. This month, this small group of about 50 birds was observed flying Northbound.

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Snowscape

January 2022. Winter is present on the high plateau of Belgium…

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Late departures

Dec. 30th, 2021, East-Belgium. Although the main part of this year’s crane migration occurred months ago, small groups still undertake the journey to sunny Spain. Coming from Scandinavia or Northern Germany, these birds may stop here to rest and feed. … Continue reading

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Beavers at work

Dec. 26, 2021, Belgian Ardennes. Fallen trees, stacks of branches in the river, fresh woodwork, all these are evidence for inhabiting beavers… White egret and grey heron are also present in this natural chaos fed by the wild waters of … Continue reading

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The Belgian heights

Oct. 31st, 2021, High Fens. A short, intense walk in the high moors region with the wind, clouds and bright forest colours brought us the feeling of autumn.

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