Kingfisher digs nest tunnel, video


This January 2020 video is about a kingfisher digging a nest tunnel.

Steef Kijne in the Netherlands made this video.

Israeli demonstration against Trump’s ‘peace’ plan


This 30 January 2020 video from the USA is called Trump’s Middle East “peace plan” is a plan for apartheid.

From the Gush Shalom peace movement in Israel today:

This is the time for action, the time to stand up and be counted. Tomorrow night, February 1, we will meet at 19:00 at the Dizengoff Square in Tel Aviv. From there we will embark on an emergency march through the streets of Tel Aviv, to demand the one thing that will ensure a life of security for us, our families, our children: negotiations to end the occupation and a peace between two free and sovereign states, Israel and Palestine.

The Trump-Netanyahu Plan is dangerous for all of us, Israelis and Palestinians – to the future of both peoples. A peace agreement is something which both sides share and agree on, which will bring justice and resolution to the conflict.

The Trump-Netanyahu Plan is nothing of the kind. It is a one-sided annexation deal that is forced upon us from afar. It gives the Government of Israel licence to acts of infamy – annexations on the West Bank, fulfilling the dictates of the most extreme settlers, and depriving Israeli citizenship from hundreds of thousands of Arab citizens who live in the Wadi Ara and Triangle regions.

This is a moment of trial, a red alert. Trump and Netanyahu have placed all of us on the path to a future of endless violence, bloodshed and grief. In the future that they are trying to force upon us, Palestinians and Israelis will continue to suffer and no one will live in security. They called it “a peace plan” but it is a scam – it is the same harsh occupation we have known for decades, reinforced by annexation. Our actions over the next few days will determine whether they will succeed in their scheme. We will not sit aside – and we need each and every one of you with us!

See you tomorrow night on the Dizengoff Square – this is the time to stand up and be counted!

See also here.

Royal albatross born and fed, video


This 31 January 2020 video from New Zealand says about itself:

First Look! Royal Albatross Hatchling Wakes Up To A Meal From Dad #RoyalCam | NZ DOC | Cornell Lab

After being transported back to the nest the evening before, the Northern Royal Albatross chick wakes up to receive breakfast from the male, OGK. Viewers will witness heaps of feeding events like these over the next eight months as they watch the chick slowly grow to the size of an adult and develop the flight equipment that’s required to fledge come September.

RoyalCam was set up in January 2016 by the Department of Conservation. For the 2019/2020 season we have collaborated with the Cornell Lab of Ornithology. To learn more while watching, view the cam here.

Birds of northern South Africa, video


This 27 January 2020 video says about itself:

This is a continuation of the series: birds of northern South Africa.

In this series of short videos, we focussed on bird species with a distribution more or less limited to the eastern part of the country. We included also some shots of nesting and feeding birds which can also be found elsewhere.

December 2019 was very wet with torrential rains during several days. Nature turned very green with bush flowers we did not see previously in December. Images were shot in Kruger National Park and in the National Parks of Kwazulu Natal.

Identification to the best of our knowledge! feel free to correct.

The video also shows some mammals of these areas.