New Dutch insects discoveries


This video is about birds in Lauwersmeer national park in the Netherlands.

In a report about wildlife in Lauwersmeer national park, warden Jaap Kloosterhuis writes about two insect species discovered there on 21 June 2014.

They were the fly species Delia echinata and Homalocephala biumbrata.

Both species are new for the Netherlands.

Black-tailed godwits on migration, video


This video shows black-tailed godwits, feeding while on spring migration in the Friesland province part of Lauwersmeer nature reserve in the Netherlands.

A shelduck swims between them.

Piet Zuidema made this video on 17 March 2014.

Mute swan feeding, video


This is a video about a mute swan feeding in Lauwersmeer national park in the Netherlands.

Piet Zuidema made the video.

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Recovered sea eagle flies to Lauwersmeer


This Dutch video is about setting free a young sea eagle, after it had recovered in Zundert bird asylum from poisoining.

Regional TV RTV Noord in the Netherlands reports that a white-tailed eagle was photographed in Lauwersmeer nature reserve.

The rings on the photo proved that this was the young sea eagle which had been poisoned last autumn. It recovered in a bird asylum in Zundert. After recovery, it was freed last October in Biesbosch nature reserve. The bird had not been seen since.

Apparently, it flew all the way from the southern Netherlands to the Lauwersmeer in the north. There are now five sea eagles in the Lauwersmeer reserve.

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Dutch otter nightlife, video


This video is about the nightly life of otters in the Lauwersmeer nature reserve in the Netherlands.

Harrie Bosma made the video.

Starling murmuration, video


This is a video of a murmuration by thousands of starlings; in Lauwersmeer national park in the Netherlands, around a sailboat.

Piet Zuidema made this video on 17 October 2013.

Dutch sea eaglets will be tracked electronically


This video is about ringing a sea eaglet in the Lauwersmeer nature reserve in the Netherlands.

Next year, young Dutch white-tailed eagles will get electronic transmitters, to find out where they will go after fledging.

So far, little is known about where they fly.

The transmitters will be affixed to eaglets either at the Oostvaardersplassen nest, or at the Roggebotzand nest.

Meadow pipit catching insects, video


This video is about a meadow pipit, collecting insects for its chicks.

The video was made by Piet Zuidema in the Lauwersmeer nature reserve in the Netherlands.

Meadow pipits in the Netherlands: here.

Two eaglets born, Lauwersmeer, the Netherlands


This video from the Netherlands is about ringing a young sea eagle, born in Lauwersmeer National Park in 2011.

Staatsbosbeheer in the Netherlands reports that recently, on 6 May, two new-born sea eaglets were seen in the white-tailed eagle nest in Lauwersmeer nature reserve.

Also in 2011 and in 2012, the Lauwersmeer eagles nested successfully. In both years, one young eagle grew up, and learned to fly. I saw the daughter, born in 2012, getting flying lessons.

Lauwersmeer fungi: here.

White-tailed eagles and lapwings


Sunday 30 September 2012.

As my earlier blog post said, our ship passed through the lock in Lauwersoog from the Wadden Sea to the Lauwersmeer.

Lauwersmeer national park sign, 30 September 2012

Like on 28 September, we were in Lauwersmeer national park again.

A great cormorant.

Five gadwall ducks flying.

Then, a highlight of our journey to Schiermonnikoog and Rottum islands and back: first, we see one white-tailed eagle.

Two white-tailed eagles, Lauwersmeer 30 September 2012, adult bird on the left

Then we see two white-tailed eagles.

Two white-tailed eagles, Lauwersmeer 30 September 2012

Two white-tailed eagles again, Lauwersmeer 30 September 2012

Finally, three eagles: the adult couple nesting here are flying around with their daughter, fledged this year.

Lapwings, Lauwersmeer 30 September 2012

As the ship comes closer to Zoutkamp harbour, scores, then hundreds, of lapwings flying.

More lapwings, Lauwersmeer 30 September 2012

Mute swans, Lauwersmeer, 30 September 2012

A bit later, mute swans.

And a great egret.

Zoutkamp harbour, 30 September 2012

The ship lands in Zoutkamp. We disembark, with many good memories.