This video from the Netherlands is about white-tailed eagles in the Biesbosch nature reserve in July this year.
Translated from Vroege Vogels TV in the Netherlands today:
The young sea eagle, which was found recently in a yard in Hank, is now at the Bird Rehabilitation Center Zundert for convalescence. When the young raptor was brought in, it was in a bad shape and it could not eat without help. It is a youngster which hatched this year in the Biesbosch. Cause: most likely poisoning. Will the young eagle survive?
This video is about beavers in Biesbosch nature reserve in the Netherlands.
They are bringing branches to their lodge to reconstruct it.
This video shows caterpillars of peacock butterflies, on stinging nettles in Biesbosch nature reserve in the Netherlands.
The video is by Svdpluym.
This is a video of a beaver at a bank in the Biesbosch nature reserve in the Netherlands.
The video is by Klucas.
This video is about the birth of a young beaver in the Biesbosch.
June 2013. Since 2005 the Welsh Beaver Project, which is led by the six Wildlife Trusts in Wales, has been investigating the feasibility of undertaking a managed reintroduction of beavers to Wales for the many benefits their presence can bring to wildlife, the environment and the economy. After much investigation and consideration, the River Rheidol (which enters Cardigan Bay through Aberystwyth) is looking like the most promising site for an initial pilot reintroduction and local consultation is underway: here.
August 2013. The UK’s only licensed re-introduction of Eurasian beavers at Knapdale in Argyll, the Scottish Beaver Trial, has announced five newly born beavers – known as kits – have been spotted: here.
This video is from Sweden, about white-tailed eagles (and a raven) in winter.
Translated from Staatsbosbeheer in the Netherlands:
Two sea eagles born in Biesbosch nature reserve
Published on Monday, April 22, 2013
Bird watchers have discovered two white downy eaglets in the white-tailed eagle nest in the Biesbosch.
Ranger Thomas van der Es: “We knew that there was a young bird when we peered through a telescope at the nest. Last week we saw the distinctive feeding behavior of the female. She bended over with tiny pieces of meat in her huge bill. We did not see the two chicks then yet.”
In 2012, the presence of an eaglet was confirmed in mid-May. So, this year the couple is almost a month earlier. The female was already brooding in February. They braved snow and a nasty east wind. The two youngsters will stay at the nest for about five, six more weeks before they will fledge.
This video is about beavers in Limburg province in the Netherlands.
Here is the Internet site of a webcam at a beaver lodge in the Biesbosch nature reserve in the Netherlands.
The webcam will start to work in a few days’ time.
This video says about itself:
Part of a flock of an estimated 30,000 Barnacle Geese flies over our heads in February 2010.
Filmed in the Netherlands on a weekend tour with Birding Holland.
Translated from the Dutch SOVON ornithologists:
In the first two weekends of December, a total of more than 100,000 geese were counted in the four areas. Leader was the Biesbosch with 41,000 geese, followed by 37,000 geese in the Oostvaardersplassen. The most common species in the two areas was the white-fronted goose, followed by the gray lag goose and barnacle goose. Also in the Wieden the white-fronted goose was most common, with more than 17,000 individuals. In Fochteloërveen the tundra bean goose, with over 3,700 birds, was the top scorer.
Surprising were the Oostvaardersplassen white-fronted geese: they left in considerable groups across the IJsselmeer to North-Holland. Another beautiful phenomenon was the gathering of Bewick’s swans in the Biesbosch with on January 19, more than 1,500 birds. It is estimated that this means about ten percent of the total western flyway of this species. In both areas during the count sea eagles were seen, which caused panic among the geese. The two cranes seen in the Fochteloërveen, presumably local breeding birds, were special as well.
This is a Bewick’s swan video from England.
This weekend, birds are not only counted in gardens in the Netherlands.
Yesterday morning, people counted water birds in the Biesbosch nature reserve in the southern Netherlands.
Their Twitter message says they saw nearly 26,000 geese, over 1500 Bewick’s swans and four whooper swans.
The Dutch botanists of FLORON report a grass species, new for the Netherlands, from the Biesbosch nature reserve.
It is Gaudinia fragilis. This originally south European species does not have a Dutch name yet. A name in English for it is French oat grass.
Before 1960, this plant had already been seen in the Netherlands a few times, but it did not establish itself then yet. Now, it has clearly become established.
Translated from Staatsbosbeheer in the Netherlands:
Saturday, August 25, 2012
During survey work foresters of the Forestry Department in National Park De Biesbosch have discovered the very rare Northern bedstraw (Galium boreale). In total there are about 50 to 100 plants. Northern bedstraw since 1997 has been no longer observed in the Netherlands. So far as we know the location in the Hengstpolder is the plant’s only habitat in our country.