This is a northern wheatear video.
Today, 30 employees of BirdLife in the Netherlands have turfed about 15 slopes in the Eierland Dunes in the northern part of Texel. These are small patches of about 5 x 5 meters, where the vegetation has been removed.
The purpose of this turfing is to bring back bare sand and the removal of high grasses. On the barren sand different plants can germinate again, for example dune pansy and heath dog-violet. This kind of vegetation is important for wheatears looking for food here. The Eierland dunes are an important breeding ground for wheatears. In 2015, no fewer than 30 breeding pairs were counted, this is a great number for this species which has declined sharply!
Water in Texel dunes: here.