Friday, January 18, 2019

Red-breasted Flycatcher and a Lesser Scaup


Red-breasted Flycatcher (Ficedula parva) - Photo made near Winterswijk Lesser Scaup (Aythya affinis) - Photo made at the Veluwemeer Long-eared Owl (Asio otus) - Photo made in Swifterband A Red-breasted Flycatcher in January in the Netherlands, really special. The first ever of January which was obviously going to be visited. The bird also was photogenic thus reasons enough to drive towards Winterswijk where the bird sat. We also wanted to make an attempt for the Lesser Scaup that is present for a while now in Flevoland.


Looking back on 2014


African Desert Warbler (Sylvia deserti) - Photo made near Alphen aan den Rijn King Eider (Somateria spectabilis) - Photo made at Texel Pallid Harrier (Circus macrourus) - Photo made near Buinerveen 2014 was not an easy year for me. In February, my father passed away after 13 years of having prostate cancer. In September I was diagnosed with prostate cancer myself. Luckily I was on time and it was a mild form. On December 2 they have removed my prostate in a private clinic in Germany. I'm still working on recovery but that is going strong. The birds in contrast did extremely well and I had my best year’s list ever. Here is a summary.


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Northern Hawk-Owl

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