Dutch bee-eaters, more nests than ever


This video is about a small bee-eater nesting colony near Huesca in Spain.

The Dutch SOVON ornithologists report today about bee-eaters nesting in the Netherlands this year.

In 2015, there were 212 bee-eater nests in the Netherlands: more than ever.

Seven of them were in a successful breeding colony in Limburg province.

There was a nest in Friesland. However, there the chicks died from lack of food. The food in Friesland turned out to have been mainly bumblebees (55%) and wasps (16%).

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