Reedlings and Rails

Reedlings and Rails



Winters have their good moments for birding.

Birds are less shy and act slower. When there is ice, they have to leave the safe reed to get their food on open water or from thereed tops. Last week I got the opportunity to photograph some Bearded Reedlings and Water Rails in thereed fieldsnear Vlaardingen (NL). Rail pictures were taken while laying on the ice….

Reedlings and Rails
Bearded Reedling Male – Panurus biarmicus

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Bearded Reedling Male -Panurus biarmicus

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Bearded Reedling Male – Panurus biarmicus

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Bearded Reedling Male – Panurus biarmicus

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Bearded Reedling Male – Panurus biarmicus

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Female Bearded Reedling – Panurus biarmicus

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Water Rail – Rallus aquaticus

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Water Rail – Rallus aquaticus

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Water Rail – Rallus aquaticus

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Water Rail – Rallus aquaticus

Rob Belterman

Rob Belterman

Rob Belterman has been working in Rotterdam Zoo since 1978, and is based in the Netherlands. Retired since 2014. His project activity encompasses the genetics (chromosomes) of birds and mammals, sexing European White Storks for re-introduction in the Netherlands, Bearded Vultures in Austria, and Cinereous Vultures in Mallorca. He coordinates two European Endangered Species Programmes for Red-crowned Cranes and Siberian Cranes. Rob is an enthousiastic bird photographer and always takes his camera with him when travelling.

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Rob Belterman

Rob Belterman

Rob Belterman has been working in Rotterdam Zoo since 1978, and is based in the Netherlands. His project activity encompasses the genetics (chromosomes) of birds and mammals, sexing European White Storks for re-introduction in the Netherlands, Bearded Vultures in Austria, and Cinereous Vultures in Mallorca. He coordinates two European Endangered Species Programmes for Red-crowned Cranes and Siberian Cranes. Rob is an enthousiastic bird photographer and always takes his camera with him when travelling.

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