Rare large sand dotterel in the Netherlands

Large sand dotterel

A rare large sand dotterel is in Noord Holland province in the Netherlands now.

Photos are, eg, here.

New Zealand dotterel: here.


Australian soldiers wound Afghan children

This video, Afghan Children, is about child labour in Afghanistan.

From Prensa Latina news agency:

Australian Troops Shoot at Afghan Children

Canberra, Aug 2 Australian soldiers opened fire at civilians, including children, travelling by car near Tarin Kowt village, in south Afghanistan, sources from the Ministry of Defense in this capital informed on Thursday.

According to the spokesman of that ministry, Andrew Nikolic, the Australian patrol opened fire when the civilian car did not respond the stop order.

The incident left two children wounded, who according to the official version, were taken to hospitals for medical assistance.

Nearly 950 Australian soldiers are stationed in that Central Asian Islamic nation, and the figure is expected to increase to over 1000 by 2008, according to military sources.

Audubon’s Birds of America in Teyler’s Museum in Haarlem

This video is called Audubon Art Drawn from Nature.

There will be an exhibition about John James Audubon‘s famous book Birds of America in Teyler’s Museum in Haarlem in the Netherlands.

It will in start in November 2007.