Category Archives: birds

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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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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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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