Ruffs back in Dutch nature reserve after twenty years


This video is about ruff mating season in the Netherlands.

Translated from Natuurmonumenten conservation organisation in the Netherlands:

Saturday, May 9th, 2015

Ruff courtship and mating, a special and rare phenomenon to see. For the first time in 20 years it is again happening in nature reserve Waalenburg on Texel island . Around 55 ruffs were seen by Natuurmonumenten last week in Waalenburg. Courtshiping with their beautiful collars up the males were trying to impress the females.

Previously, there used to be many ruffs in Waalenburg, it was a well-known lek.

After 1985, the ruff disappeared as a breeding bird on the island. Natuurmonumenten hopes that ruffs will actually breed in Waalenburg this spring.

This video says about itself:

18 January 2018

Eurasian Wigeons (Anas penelope) on a cold day on the Island of Texel in the Netherlands. In Nature reserve Waalenburg.

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  48. Maandag 8 oktober.
    EEN EN DERTIG DODAARZEN OP TEXEL.
    Elke Texel excursie is anders en elke Texelexcursie is ook altijd
    geslaagd! Er is geen ander Waddeneiland waar je de vogels op zoveel
    verschillende plekken van zo dichtbij kunt bekijken. Een grote
    zilverreiger waarvan de nek zo dun is dat je je afvraagt of daar wel
    prooi doorheen kan. Stoere wulpen in het weiland die zich goed laten
    zien. De groep kluten die steevast in het Wagiot op ons staan te
    wachten. Zo af en toe een groenpoot, een watersnip of een pieper
    waarbij je alle vogelboeken nodig hebt om te weten welke, allemaal
    heerlijke vogelkijkmomenten tijdens een zonnige paar dagen op Texel.
    Voor mij heel bijzonder waren de 31 dodaarzen die voor de gloednieuwe
    schuilhut in de Westerkolk dobberden. Ik heb wel eens een paar
    dodaarzen samen gezien maar zoveel tegelijk is nieuw voor mij,
    geweldig!

    http://www.nicodehaan.nl/Onieuws/Tex18n

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