From little girl to reed warbler biologist


This video says about itself:

3 July 2015

A family of Reed Warblers Acrocephalus scirpaceus is shown searching for small invertebrates in a reed-bed. The well-grown chicks are old enough to feed themselves and they closely resemble their parents.

Translated from Vroege Vogels radio in the Netherlands today:

Like father like daughter

From her childhood on Anne Kwak was taken by her father [Robert Kwak] to a pond. He was there to count birds, she was there to play, because Anne was not interested in birds. Twenty-five years later they are still there, because Anne now is investigating the reed warbler.

Anne is npw a biologist and employee of the Radboud University in Nijmegen and is doing recently PhD research into the impact of pesticides on populations of reed warblers.

Robert is a biologist and works as head of the conservation department of Birdlife in the Netherlands. He specializes in waterfowl.

3 thoughts on “From little girl to reed warbler biologist

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