Hunting marsh harrier and kingfisher


This March 2019 Dutch video is about the Sophiapolder island in the Netherlands, which recently became a freshwater tidal nature reserve.

After our visit to the Crezéepolder nature reserve, we went there on 8 September 2019.

As the ferry arrived at the island, a Cetti’s warbler sang.

A kingfisher sitting on a branch above the water.

Shelducks swimming with their ducklings.

A peacock butterfly on a flower along the footpath.

A northern lapwing sits down on the wooden walkway across the water.

Then, a female marsh harrier tries to catch a duck. For a few seconds she grabs it, but has to drop it. Then, she goes to the shore, feeding on a dead animal there. A carrion crow next to her tries to get some of the food.

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