This video from England is called Water Rail – Rallus aquaticus. This is one of the species nesting on Rottumerplaat.
Wardens Martijn Bunskoek and Tim van Nus report from Rottumerplaat, a desert island where only wardens live, during the nesting season.
Some fledgling young spoonbills have already left the colony. The young water rails, scurrying through the bushes, cannot fly yet.
This year’s common linnets, white wagtails and dunnocks have fledged. Their parents may start second nests.
Herring gulls, lesser black-backed gulls, avocets, curlews, oystercatchers and northern lapwings are nesting as well.
On five days, a young male common rosefinch sang on the island.