Spring birds in Amsterdam park


This 9 April 2020 video from the Netherlands says about itself:

When spring comes

Zoom into the world of birds that inhabit our city parks during springtime. See how they collect food, nest building material and interact with each other.

“When spring comes” was recorded in a small but old Amsterdam city park, called Frankendael. A place that was once a green and lush 17th-century country seat for rich people fleeing the inner city now lives on as a city park with many different trees, plants and birds.

Video produced by Bram de Haan,

Coronavirus disaster in Bolsonaro’s Brazil


This 8 May 2020 video says about itself:

Brazilian Mayor Asks Greta Thunberg for Help During COVID-19 | NowThis

This Brazilian city has been forced to bury hundreds of bodies in mass graves amid COVID-19 — now its mayor is asking activist Greta Thunberg for help.

In US news and current events today, hundreds of bodies had to be laid to rest in mass graves in Manaus, an Amazon city in Brazil. Now the city’s mayor, Mayor Arthur Virgilio Neto, is asking Swedish environmental activist Greta Thunberg to help save the lives of the people risking COVID-19 to protect the Amazon.

BOLSONARO MARCHES BRAZIL TOWARD POLITICAL CRISIS Far-right Brazil President Jair Bolsonaro is imploding. “So what?” he told reporters last week, about the mounting coronavirus death toll. Nightly protests, during which Brazilians bang pots and pans from their rooftops and balconies, have intensified. Bolsonaro’s approval ratings are at their lowest, and governors who rode his coattails have abandoned him. Brazil’s Supreme Court is investigating claims of impropriety, and nearly half of Brazilians now support Bolsonaro’s impeachment. [HuffPost]

With Brazil on course to become new COVID-19 epicenter, Bolsonaro escalates back-to-work campaign: here.

Cetti’s warbler, house martins, mandarin ducks, butterflies


This video from Britain is about the Cetti’s warbler and its call.

Today, a Cetti’s warbler called at the Muggenbult viewpoint in Naardermeer nature reserve.

A blackcap sang.

Barn swallows, house martins, swifts, a white wagtail, a starling and house sparrows near the Naardermeer visitors’ centre.

On the way back from the Naardermeer, an orange-tipped butterfly. And brimstone butterflies.

Grey herons. And three white storks. And three mandarin ducks.