Harvey van Diek filmed this.
The maker of the video is Annie Goodschalk-Visch.
This video from the Netherlands says about itself:
Nesting lapwing is disturbed by tractor.
Translated from NOS TV in the Netherlands:
First lapwing egg found in Ede
Added: Thursday 21 Mar 2013, 12:14
Updated: Thursday, 21 Mar 2013, 12:31
On a field in Ede, the first lapwing egg of this year has been found. The finder is Harry Dekker from Ede. He is a member of the Weidevogelwerkgroep Binnenveld Oost and Landschapsbeheer Nederland.
Dekker found the egg this morning at 07.25 am and reported his find to Landschapsbeheer Nederland and the Netherlands Foundation for Nature Management and Rural Areas. These organizations have jointly investigated the egg and have concluded that it is a fresh egg.
Due to the cold start of the spring this first lapwing egg has been found very late in the season. In 1987 it happened even later, on March 25.
From now until mid-June, some 5,000 volunteers of landscape management, bird watching and nature organizations in the country will jointly with farmers try to find nests and protect them. The aim is to lose as little nests as possible by agricultural activities.
Each year there are about 200,000 breeding pairs of lapwings in the Netherlands, 25 percent of the European population. The intensification of agriculture is causing the number to decline by 5 percent per year.
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It shows a dipper, hunting for its insect food in the water.
Tuesday, January 15, 2013
Bird friendly agriculture plan
The Reijerscamp area is 180 hectares and owned by Natuurmonumenten conservation organization. The area consisted in part of agricultural lands which are now being transformed into nature. For some residual fields there is a bird friendly cultivation plan. This should especially provide food for birds during the winter. On one half of the fields organic cereals are grown. Last summer these were organic oats and barley. …
The fields are a true attraction for granivorous birds including Red List species. Eg, on September 30, 2012 there were 250 linnets, a dozen yellowhammers and about forty skylarks. The number of yellowhammers then increased further to approximately 250 individuals on 13 January this year. That is a very large number for this part of our country. The yellowhammers forage for fallen grains and wasted seeds.
This is a Dutch video on the Reijerscamp area.
Video on Reijerscamp birds: here.
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This video is about owls.
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Translated from Dutch news agency ANP today:
There will be no construction of a bypass road around the Gelderland village ‘t Harde, because that would disturb the habitat of the black woodpecker. Ecological research has shown that in the nature reserve two breeding pairs of this species occur.
So says the province of Gelderland, which today scrapped the bypass road plans.
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This video is called Science in Action: Spotted Eagle Rays.
According to the zoo, the young rays weigh 2.5 kilogram. They are the 20th and 21st individuals of this species born in this zoo. This makes Burgers’ Zoo the most succesful zoo in the world for reproduction of those fish. They are the only zoo in Europe where this happens, along with five non-European zoos.
Some of the rays, born in Arnhem, have since moved to other zoos.
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This video from the Netherlands says about itself:
Nature Notes from the Veluwe, Holland #01
In 1905, Natuurmonumenten, the Dutch Wildlife Trust, purchased 5 square kilometres of dry, sandy land in the central Netherlands and created the country’s largest wildlife preserve.
In 1930 the Netherlands first National Park, Veluwezoom, was created and with the acquisition of additional land, the park has now grown to 500 square kilometres of sand dunes, woodland and heath, all managed as a single nature reserve.
The national park Veluwezoom serves as a protected area for deer, wild boar, foxes, badgers, tree martens and other mammals. The area also naturally harbours insects, reptiles, amphibians and birds, such as bullfinches, woodpeckers, tree-creepers and of course an assortment of birds of prey.
This video is part #2 of the Veluwe series.
48 vascular plant species from the Red List of threatened wildlife were found in recently restored nature reserves near Zieuwent and Lievelde villages. Among these species are purging flax and meadow thistle.
Rare mosses were discovered as well. Including dwarf bladder-moss, a species which had been seen for the last time in the Netherlands in 1850.
This video from England says about itself:
Common lizards filmed at Allerthorpe Common reserve, owned and managed by Yorkshire Wildlife Trust. July 2009.
Translated from Natuurmonumenten conservation organization in the Netherlands:
Monday, June 11, 2012
also called common lizard. Though it is far from common in most of the Netherlands
Volunteer Ineke Schaars even saw two of these reptiles around the Hulzenberg hill, in the southern part of the Bergherbos.
For many years, volunteer Ineke Schaars has done reptiles research in the Bergherbos. During one of her inventory rounds in mid May she made an extraordinary discovery. She saw two viviparous lizards. It is the first time that this species has been seen in the Bergherbos. Ineke managed to make fine pictures of the animals.
The lizards were on a small heath field near the Hulzenberg, where much wavy hair-grass, a grass species, grows. It is the fourth reptile species spotted in the Bergherbos after the sand lizard, smooth snake and slow worm. So, an extraordinary discovery!