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Archive for October, 2014


The Eurasian Eagle Owl (Bubo bubo) is the biggest owl in the world and a rare sight! I was lucky to see a pair of them, and even though the image quality is very poor (they were far, far away), I want to share two pictures of these beautiful birds.

This is the second post in a series of photos taken in Algarve, Portugal.

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The Little Owl (Athene noctua) is a small, very cute owl! Little Owl was the wisdom’s bird among the Greeks who engraved its effigy on some of their currencies. It was also Goddess Athena’s companion, from whom it got its generic name.

This is the first post in a series of photos taken in Algarve, Portugal.

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Last month I posted a picture of a juvenile bird and said I’d post a another one of an adult later. Well, now it’s later 😉 so here’s an adult European Goldfinch (Carduelis carduelis) I photographed in the South of Portugal where I spent the beginning of October. Quite some transformation, right? 🙂

More pictures from Portugal will follow in the next coming posts.



I’m still learning how to use the SX60.. Here are some bird pictures I’ve taken this week-

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Since the text in the slideshow doesn’t show very well, I list the birds below as well:

1. European Robin (Erithacus rubecula),  2. Common Chaffinch (Fringilla coelebs), 3. European Greenfinch (Chloris chloris), 4. Willow Warbler (Phylloscopus trochilus), 5. Common Firecrest (Regulus ignicapilla), 6. Eurasian Treecreeper (Certhia familiaris), 7. Great Spotted Woodpecker (Dendrocopos major)


Oh, happiness! 🙂 I finally found one! This Eurasian Kingfisher (Alcedo atthis) was seen in the Amsterdamse Bos. I struggled with my new camera, wasn’t able to get a good shot, but at least I got one. Isn’t he gorgeous?



I got the new Canon PowerShot SX60 HS! Here are the first test shots, taken today in Amsterdam:

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