Category Archives: birds

In the fields

June, 4th, Gaasbeek, Belgium. Staying close-by, and watching the fields of Flanders..

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The spotted spotter

May 30th-31st, 2021, Gaasbeek. Looking for something? Maybe pheasants and hares?

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Au pays des Ch’tis

July 18-19th, 2020. Saint-Omer, France. The marshes accomodate a large variety of wildlife, amongst which birds, of course, but with some surprises as well…

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The pools of the sugar factory

June 27th, 2020, Frasnes. First visit to the old “décanteurs” of the sugar factory in Frasnes-lez-Anvaing. The pools were used to have the sugar beets macerate in water. Todays these pools host dozens of different species of birds, insects, etc. … Continue reading

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Natural

Saint-Amand-de-Coly, Dordogne, France, Jan. 03, 2020. At the end of a grey and foggy day, all of a sudden… an unexpected appearance under the last rays of light, two does and one deer leaving the sheltering woods. On the next morning, a young fox is looking … Continue reading

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Le Marquenterre

Baie de Somme, France, March 9th. Turbulent waters and sand-loaded winds were at play, while the birds in the reserve sought refuge, their beaks turned in the wind direction, on small banks and in the shallow lagoons.    

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Pajottenland, the refurbished castle pond

Heikruis, March 3rd, 2019. We just discovered the waterpond winding through the refurbished park of Ter Rijst castle, where small families of geese and other waterbirds were feeding on its banks and taking to the water as soon as we approached…

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Powerful vs powerless claws

Province of Huesca, June 14th, Aragón, Spain. Another stay in one of the best sites for viewing preybirds in the region. Surprisingly, the claws of the griffon vulture look powerful but they are not… The smaller kites and other preybirds grasp larger preys with their claws.  

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