Rare lichen discovery on Vlieland island


This video says about itself:

Lichen are one of the most undervalued organisms on the face of the planet. Watch this video to find out why.

Warden Anke Bruin from Vlieland island in the Netherlands reports about the discovery of a rare lichen on two sand dune spots in July this year.

It is Cladonia verticillata. This species had never been seen before on the Dutch Wadden Sea islands.

Rare dusky warbler on Vlieland island


This video, recorded in China, is called Dusky Warbler (Phylloscopus fuscatus).

Today, a dusky warbler was caught, ringed and released at the bird ringing station on Vlieland island in the Netherlands.

Dusky warblers are rare in the Netherlands. They usually nest in east Asia and winter in southeast Asia.

Birds counted on Vlieland island


This video says about itself:

15 October 2012

The first Caspian Stonechat for the Netherlands was discovered one week ago on Vlieland. It is a subspecies of the Siberian Stonechat, but is a candidate for reaching full species status. Whatever the status, it is a distinct and beautiful bird. The bird was in no rush to leave. We decided to give it a try and booked a ferry trip to Vlieland before continuing our birding weekend on Texel. Despite rainy conditions, we had perfect views of this nice bird. Especially the display of the raised and fully spread tail was a great sight.

Warden Carl Zuhorn on Vlieland island in the Netherlands reports on counting birds on 13 September 2014.

There were then almost 280,000 birds on Vlieland.

Including 98,000 dunlin, 76,000 bar-tailed godwit, and 24,000 red knot.

Other observations:

Two red-footed falcons, two ospreys, one red-necked phalarope, two little egrets and all over the island hundreds of northern wheatears.

Vlieland island and its wildlife, video


This video is about Vlieland island in the Netherlands and its wildlife; like shorebirds at the mudflats, and edible frogs.

New bee species discovered on Vlieland island


This video from the USA says about itself:

Meet the Natives: Wild Bees

27 August 2013

Follow University of Wisconsin-Madison Entomologist Claudio Gratton as he studies native bees and their habitats in search of new options for pollinating plants.

Learn more in our related QUEST article.

Warden Arden Bruin reports about discoveries by entomologist Arie Koster about bees on Vlieland island.

After 1980, over forty wild bee species have been seen on Vlieland. Probably there are more, as there has not been that much research.

This year, two species, new for the island, were seen in 2014: European wool carder bee and Hylaeus hyalinatus.

Unfortunately, the moss carder bee was not seen this year, though it had been seen in earlier years.

First ever glossy ibis nest on Vlieland island?


This video is called Glossy Ibis at Chapel Amble – Wildlife in Cornwall.

Warden Anke Bruin reports from Vlieland island in the Netherlands about a glossy ibis couple in Kroon’s polders nature reserve.

The normal glossy ibis nesting time, in the Mediterranean, is May-July.

Could this be the first time ever of a glossy ibis nest in the Netherlands? Ms Bruin asks.

In 2012, a glossy ibis couple started to make a nest in the Netherlands, but did not continue.

Glossy ibis nesting attempt in England: here.

Rare bee orchid discovery on Vlieland island


This video is called The bee orchid, Ophrys apifera | Natural History Museum.

Bee orchids are rare flowers in the Netherlands.

They are known from Texel and Terschelling islands.

Recently, fifty flowers were discovered on Vlieland island.