First Iceland gull ever in Belarus


This 2012 video from Britain says about itself:

March is a great time to catch up with Gulls, as the birds that have been spending the winter months here begin to head back to their breeding areas. This winter saw a huge influx of Iceland and Glaucous Gulls into the UK. This video hope to help with the ID of these two often confused species.

I saw many glaucous gulls in Svalbard, where they nest.

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Capped heron in Brazil, video


This 26 February 2019 video shows a capped heron in Mato Grosso do Sul, Brazil.

I saw this beautiful species during a special occasion in Suriname.

Puerto Rico video by Bernie Sanders


This 9 March 2019 video from Senator Bernie Sanders in the USA says about itself:

It is unconscionable that in the wealthiest nation in the world we have allowed our fellow citizens to suffer without the full resources of the United States Government. Today I introduced legislation with Rep. Nydia Velazquez that would end unequal treatment of the territories, help Puerto Rico recover from the hurricanes and aid the most vulnerable in our society by providing sustainable economic relief going forward.

This 12 March 2019 video from the USA is called AOC Was RIGHT About Puerto Rico.

Big pro-climate march in Amsterdam today


This 10 March 2019 Dutch video shows hundreds of anti-global warming activists at Rotterdam central station, preparing to go by train to the big pro-climate march in Amsterdam.

Many people came, even though the weather was rainy and stormy today.

Ten-year old climate activist Lilly Platt was also on her way, as this tweet shows.

This video is a live stream of the event.

Pro-climate demonstrators gather on the Dam square in Amsterdam, the Netherlands, today, ANP photo

Translated from Dutch NOS TV today:

In Amsterdam many thousands of people are on their feet for the Climate March, which started at 13.00. The protest started on Dam Square and via the Rokin and Vijzelstraat streets to the Museumplein square.

The organization says that there are 30,000 participants, the municipal authorities estimates the number of demonstrators at 35,000. Because of the large attendance, the organization decided to start the march earlier, in consultation with the police.

Many participants in the march carry banners or protest signs. “The dinosaurs also thought that they still had time‘, someone wrote on a piece of cardboard. The Groningen Province Soil Movement marches along and writes: “The worst evil: a Shell and Climate Government Department.”

On Twitter, participants complain that the trains to Amsterdam are very short. The Dutch railways say that they were “less adequate” in “adjusting” the length of the trains because the march was announced relatively shortly in advance.

It was announced already on 22 January.

About fifty organizations and political parties have joined the march. The organizations say they are sick of vague promises and half measures [by the Dutch government] and want concrete agreements about the climate.

This sign mocks the logo of Shell oil corporation.

This banner says, translated, A better environment starts with you, Shell.

This 9 March 2019 music video is a song, written especially for the demonstration today: Climate Action Cannot Wait (based on I Only Wanna Be With You – by Dusty Springfield).

Interviews, in Dutch, with demonstrators are here.

A report in Dutch is here.

Gray wolves in Yellowstone Park, USA


This 6 March 2019 video from the USA says about itself:

Tracking the Gray Wolf in Yellowstone | Explorer

The gray wolf is a top predator that was nearly wiped out from North America. But in 1995, a recovery program began in Yellowstone with surprising results.

‘Epic Yellowstone’ captures the thriving ecosystem of the world-famous park. A new documentary series highlights the interactions of predatory, prey and environment. By Jeremy Rehm, 7:00am, March 17, 2019.