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Jelle Van de Veire
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Eurasian eagle-owl !
A bird I never expected at the hide: European eagle - owl (Oehoe)! It's one of the biggest owls in the world and rare in Belgium. Lately it's exceptionally hot for September and the pool probably attracted the owl. Hopefully he stays around and will use the...
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Goshawk
Finally a Goshawk showed up at my 'new' forest hide. I had a Goshawk at my previous hide who was a regular visitor. Now 2 juvenile Goshawks came drinking/bathing at the pool. Lately you can hear them (or one of them) screaming frequently around the hide dur...
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Hawfinch and Bullfinch
Wet wet wet. It's the wettest June ever. Almost rain every day, water everywhere. Normally this time of the year it's much dryer so birds will come over to drink at the pool in front of the hide. It's obvious conditions are not so good to attract birds. I e...
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New visitors
Lately the weather was sunny and dry for a period so the forest is drying up. Not dry enough yet but I already have been able to see new species at the hide. A Red deer (Ree) was passing by one morning and a Spotted flycatcher (Grauwe vliegenvanger) and a m...
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Spring is far away ...
After I few months of inactivity due to medical circumstances and travel abroad I'm getting started again. At the moment the weather is really bad, temperatures between 5 and 10°c and a lot of rain. The forecast isn't giving anything better for the rest of ...
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End of winter
Due to unexpected medical circumstances I've not been able to spend time in the hide the last couple of weeks. These photos are from my last session a few weeks ago. Hopefully I'll be able to go to hide the next few weeks to make new photos and see new visi...
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Squirrel and more
Finally the Red squirrel (Eekhoorn) appeared in front of the hide when I was there. Attracted by the hazelnuts he was visiting 2 to 3 times a week but never when I was there. Now I was lucky and he spend some time eating nuts. Besides the resident winter vi...
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Short winter-period
Until now the winter wasn't a real winter. Last week we had a short period with freezing temperatures and at some places little snow. When I had some time to spend in the hide the snow was almost gone so no snowy photos yet. The amount of visitors at the hi...
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Best wishes for 2016 !
First of all my best wishes for 2016 ! Still no real winter in Belgium so no new species at the hide on my last visit of the year. No new birds but the 'common' birds kept me busy enough. Coal tit (Zwarte mees) is a daily visitor now. Red squirrel (Eekhoorn...
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Buzzard-time
Last week I spend another few hours in the hide. Still the same birds visiting but I saw a great Common Buzzard (Buizerd) - show. Four different birds were around the hide at the same time. First a young Buzzard came over to eat from the prey, being chased ...
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