Black woodpecker video


This is a black woodpecker video.

Renske van de Wiel from the Netherlands made the video.

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.

Send Liberian refugee to Ebola, Dutch court says


This video says about itself:

Fighting the 2014 Ebola Virus Outbreak Street by Street | The New York Times

16 October 2014

Some ambulance workers in Monrovia have been infected with Ebola, while others have been attacked for not getting to patients in time. A week on the road as Liberia’s capital dips deeper into crisis.

Translated from NOS TV in the Netherlands:

Liberian sent back despite Ebola risk

Monday Oct 20, 2014, 19:49 (Update: 20-10-14, 20:14)

A 31-year-old man from Liberia should be deported to his native country. The court in Den Bosch decided this.

The man says that in Liberia he would be at real risk of infection by the Ebola virus. Therefore, expulsion would be contrary to the European Convention for the Protection of Human Rights.

The judge said that the risk of infection is small and that the man can take measures to prevent contamination.

Such measures are expensive, unaffordable for poor refugees. Even nurses or doctors often don’t know the details of such measures, leading to these professionals getting Ebola anyway.

Let us ask these Den Bosch judges to prove their ‘small risk’ point. Ask them to accompany this refugee on this deportation flight to Liberia. And then, hear what coward subterfuges these judges will use in order not to have to go to Liberia.

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.