Young Laysan albatross Kalama fledges

This video from Hawaii says about itself:

Kalama the Laysan Albatross Chick Fledges! – June 29, 2017

Kalama, the 2017 Kauai Laysan Albatross cam‘s star chick, fledged in the early morning of June 29, taking wing over the Pacific Ocean for the first time! She will spend the next 3–5 years foraging over the Pacific before returning to the breeding colony, where she’ll learn how to court, look for a mate, and eventually begin nesting. Fly high Kalama!


Flying fish video

This video says about itself:

Flying Fish Picked Off From Above And Below – The Hunt – BBC Earth

12 July 2017

Flying fish can make powerful, self-propelled leaps out of water into air, where their long, wing-like fins enable gliding flight for considerable distances. It appears these flying fish are in a no win situation, picked off above the surface by frigatebirds and devoured underwater by the dorado.

German, Turkish NATO governments censor G20 journalists

This 6 July 2017 video is called Germany: Journalist knocked down by police officer during G20 protests, Hamburg.

Translated from Dutch NOS TV:

Consternation in German press about locking journalists out of G20 summit

Today, 17:56

At the G20 summit in Hamburg last week, the admission certificates of 32 journalists were annulled. Four of them have worked in Kurdish areas in southeastern Turkey in the past. The German press suspects that Turkey has put pressure on the German government to prevent journalists from getting access to the G20.

The journalists’ accreditations were taken away without giving reasons. A photographer of the magazine Der Spiegel had collected his accreditation on Wednesday but was no longer admitted to the conference center in Hamburg on Friday.

Government spokesman Steffen Seibert claimed that the decision was taken only on the basis of German intelligence. NOS correspondent Jeroen Wollaars says that Seibert is always believed uncritically by the German media. It is remarkable that this is not the case now.


The journalists Chris Grodotzki and Björn Kietzmann went to the press with their story. They worked together near Diyarbakir in Southeast Turkey, where they had taken photos. Both were arrested for accusation of espionage and held imprisoned for one and a half day. They think that this event in Turkey is the background of the withdrawal of their G20 admission certificate.

Turkish journalist Adil Yigit, whose accreditation was also withdrawn, also points at the Turkish government. He took a picture of President Erdogan with the head of the Turkish secret service in Hamburg. Yigit suspects that the Turkish intelligence service has passed that on to the German service.

New information reveals extent of attack on democratic rights during G20 protest in Hamburg: here.

Dutch garden birds, mammals, frogs

This video was recorded by Michael de Vries in his garden in Gelderland province in the Netherlands, in the summer, fall, winter and spring of 2010-2011.

Including hawfinches; wood mice and house mice at peanut butter; bramblings; hedgehog at peanut butter; nuthatch; short-toed treecreper; common frogs in the pond; blue tits, great tits and house sparrows gathering nesting material; greenfinches; and more.