This is a video about a roe deer buck in a garden in Giethoorn, the Netherlands. The maker of the video is R.E. Baljet.
And this video is about roe deer fleeing in the Netherlands.
This video from the Netherlands is about a snipe looking for food.
It was made by Sander Wansing, in Oelemars nature reserve near Losser.
This video is about a bittern in the Oelemars nature reserve in Overijssel province the Netherlands, filmed by Carl Derks.
Vlieland bitterns: here.
This video from England says about itself:
Murmuration of starlings coming together to roost. Filmed Nov 2009 on the A69 a few miles west of Haydon Bridge, Northumberland.
Translated from Vroege Vogels radio in the Netherlands:
Lichen loves poop
Ecologist Peter Bremer discovered it by accident: some lichen species like starlings. The droppings of the birds cause some ammonia-loving lichen species to really like roofs used by starlings as a resting place or a singing spot.
Common orange lichen benefits
Especially the common orange lichen (Xanthoria parietina) benefits from the bird droppings. Peter Bremer did his research in a Zwolle neighbourhood, full of houses with concrete tiles. These are ideal for investigation of the relationship between lichens and songbirds. Concrete is a more suitable substrate for lichens than ceramics. Also on the chimneys common orange lichen was found. In the district where Bremer did his research 14 different bird species used the roofs. But starlings were really the most prominent.
This video from North America is called Song Bird Photography Tutorial-How to Photograph Birds.
Birds are often difficult to photograph.
It may be easier from a publicly accessible hide.
However, in these hides the viewing openings are often not at the right height for cameras. And noisy children may walk in and out, slamming doors.
In the Netherlands, there are now special hides for photographers. Smaller than public hides. Only accessible for photographers. Openings at camera height.
Photographers can rent those hides for a day, or part of a day.
Here is information about hides in Twente region in the eastern Netherlands.
There is also a photographers’ hide not far from Hilversum town in the central Netherlands. It is in a not publicly accessible forest. With a view on a small pool, where forest birds come to drink. If a photographer sits down in the hut, eyes are on the same height as the birds.
This video says about itself:
Nov 26, 2010
Dendrocopos medius, Middle Spotted Woodpecker, Tammitikka, First record in Finland, Asikkala.
Translated from the Dutch SOVON ornithologists:
Middle spotted woodpecker increasing
Friday, December 21, 2012
The middle spotted woodpecker is still making serious headway in our country. In the east of the Netherlands this species has by now benefited for more than fifteen years from the expansion and aging of deciduous forests. In 2012 in Twente and Limburg together 303 territories were reported by counters of Sovon Vogelonderzoek Netherlands.
The middle spotted woodpecker has for a long time been on a steady rise. This started about fifteen years ago from the forests of South Limburg. The woodpeckers benefit from the aging of deciduous forests, particularly older oak trees are favourites. Changes in forest management, such as tolerance of dead or dying wood, are in favour of the woodpecker. In early spring in more and more places people can hear the plaintive cry of this species. The main strongholds are still Limburg and Twente, which in 2011 already had record numbers: 130 and 125 territories. Compared to last year, with 20 new territories Limburg grew to 150, while in Twente 28 new territories were noted. These numbers are promising for the rest of the Netherlands, of which not all data are known yet. In 2011, almost 360 territories were counted in the whole country.
Also in neighbouring countries middle spotted woodpeckers are doing well. Undoubtedly, we have our expansion due to the expanding populations across our borders. Thus in Wallonia there already are over 4200 breeding pairs and just across the German border nesting goes well too. It seems only a matter of time before the appropriate forest areas in the center and north of the Netherlands will be conquered by the middle spotted woodpeckers.
This video from England is called Wicken’s Wild Bees.
Translated from the environmentalists of De Ulebelt in Deventer in the Netherlands:
More than a hundred wild bee species in Deventer
Message issued on Friday, November 30, 2012
Things go well with bees in Deventer. This is evident from the survey by Jan Smit and three co-researchers done as part of the “Year of the Bee“. 103 different species of wild bees are found in Deventer, which is many more than expected. Of these species, nineteen are on the Red List.
In 1999, bee expert Arie Koster did a similar survey in Deventer. Then, fifteen locations were examined and a total of 36 species of wild bees were found. Of the areas examined then, six were re-inventoried now, also two additional areas were included. In these eight areas now significantly more species were found than in 1999, a total of 103 species. This is much more than expected.
More than 55 percent of all wild bee species in the Netherlands are on the Red List, making bees one of the most endangered animal groups in our country. In Deventer the Red List species include the banded mining bee, Andrena labiata, Nomada fulvicornis, Nomada guttulata … . Wasps are also included in the present study. In total 63 species of wasps were found from seven different families.
… Besides management advice for the public space, you can also also provide a good environment for bees yourself. This is accomplished by nesting opportunities and flowers in your garden.
This video is a documentary about bird migration and their stopovers in the North West of England.
Dutch daily De Stentor of 24 November 2012 reports that near De Krim village (Hardenberg local authority; Overijssel province) people are working on a new nature reserve.
Translated from De Stentor:
Already, the former sewage farm is an attractive area. More than 90 species rest and forage there, like various geese and swan species, snipe, great crested grebe, curlew, golden plover, lapwing, black-tailed godwit, … . “Some come from northern Russia and winter here. The birds sleep in the sewage farm and during daytime they forage in the food-rich surroundings including corn fields and pasture.” In another season, this is an interesting nesting site for endangered species such as the common tern, black-necked grebe and garganey; several raptor species have been observed.
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This video was recorded on 22 June 2012 near Engbertsdijksvenen nature reserve in Overijssel province in the Netherlands. It shows two cranes dancing during the mating season (and some lapwings).
This video, recorded in Kampen town in the Netherlands, is about a reconstructed medieval cog ship.
About cog ships, from Wikipedia:
A cog (or cog-built vessels) is a type of ship that first appeared in the 10th century, and was widely used from around the 12th century on. Cogs were generally built of oak, which was an abundant timber in the Baltic region of Prussia. This vessel was fitted with a single mast and a square-rigged single sail. These vessels were mostly associated with seagoing trade in medieval Europe, especially the Hanseatic League, particularly in the Baltic Sea region.
In the eastern Netherlands, Kampen town was a Hanseatic League member.
Recently, Dutch archeologists announced the discovery of the wreck of a medieval cog in the IJssel river near Kampen.
Dutch NOS TV writes about it today:
At the end of the month it will be decided whether the wreck will be raised and whether it should go to a museum.
In the Netherlands, during the draining of the Flevo polders, already several wrecks of cogs have been found. One was restored with medieval wood. It sails since 1998 under the name Hanseatic Kampen Cog.
That is the ship in the video.
The wreck of a five-masted schooner built in 1903 was found in a marine sanctuary off Los Angeles: here.