Hedgehog on camera intended for weasels


Johann Prescher, maker of this video in the Netherlands, writes about it (translated):

October 20th 2014

Special guest in the Mostela that I had prepared in Veenwouden. A hedgehog was able to crawl through the 8cm diameter tube. The Mostela is an invention for the identification of small mustelids (Mustelidae) named after the inventor Jeroen Mos. I have provided the Mostela with an attractant which attracts the animals. Looks like it was well worth the effort for the hedgehog as well, as it crawled into the Mostela.

Don’t kill wigeons, Dutch judge says


This is a video about wigeon males and females in the Netherlands.

Sometimes, Dutch judges make wrong decisions. But sometimes, they make right decisions.

Translated from BirdLife in the Netherlands:

Tuesday, October 21

In Noord-Holland province for the time being wigeons, a duck species, are not allowed to be shot. The court in Haarlem decided last week in an emergency procedure that the exemption which provincial authorities had decided should be suspended. BirdLife in the Netherlands is pleased with the ruling.

Eurasian lynx video


This is a French video about the Eurasian lynx; with English subtitles.

Rare flies in the Netherlands


This video is called Stomorhina lunata.

Translated from the Dutch entomologists of EIS Kenniscentrum Insecten, 20 October 2014:

This year so far has seen 48 Stomorhina lunata flies in the Netherlands, far more than in recent years. Most have been reported in the southern half of our country. In 1990 the first individual was seen in the Netherlands and in recent years there was a slight increase, but this year marks a huge leap. Stomorhina lunata originates in (semi-) deserts in southern Europe and Africa, where it is parasitic on eggs of locusts.

Many ring ouzels migrating


This video from Britain says about itself:

BTO Bird ID – Ring Ouzel and Blackbird

13 April 2012

With Ring Ouzel migration about to reach its peak this wonderful thrush can turn up almost anywhere. Check out the latest identification video to help separate this species from Blackbird, both on the ground, in flight and by song.

Translated from the Dutch SOVON ornithologists, 18 October 2014:

The past few days strikingly many ring ouzels were reported at the site trektellen.nl. On 13, 14 and 15 October at bird migration counting sites more than 500 were seen. Especially the east of the Netherlands was well endowed. The ring ouzels flew along in the large flow of redwings and other thrushes, which earlier this week migrated massively.

Young polecats at play, video


This video is about young polecats at play in the Netherlands.

Roel Vugts made this video.