Venomous snakes in Africa, video


This 17 May 2020 video says about itself:

Venomous bush vipers are small snakes from Africa from genus the Atheris. In this video, you will see 3 species of bush vipers in the wild – Green bush viper (Atheris squamigera), Hairy bush viper or Rough-scaled bush viper (Atheris hispida) and Great lakes bush viper (Atheris nitschei).

All these venomous snakes are beautiful and endangered from habitat destruction and collecting for the pet trade. Watch this video to see them in the natural habitat and learn about the importance of protecting them.

There is also footage of Gaboon viper, Rhinoceros viper, Jameson’s mamba and Large-eyed green tree snake, Johnston’s chameleon and Strange-horned chameleon.

Birds, bluebells, frogs and wild pansies


Edible frogs on 17 May 2020

Still 17 May 2020 in the coastal sand dunes nature reserve. At the pond with edible frogs during their mating season …

White water-crowfoot, Egmond, 17 May 2020

.. and white water-crowfoot, where the frogs deposit their eggs on.

Bluebells flowering.

Wild pansies, 17 May 2020

A bit further, wild pansies growing on the sand dunes.

Wild pansies, on 17 May 2020

Wild pansies, Egmond, 17 May 2020

Wild pansies, Egmond, on 17 May 2020

Wild pansies, in Egmond, 17 May 2020

As we walk back: a grey heron at the second lake.

A greenfinch. A robin.

A swift flying.

Finally, again a meadow pipit on a pole.

White flowers, brown nightingale, green frogs, photos


Weathercock, 16 May 2020

Yesterday evening, this bird in Egmond Binnen village: a weathercock.

Blackbird, 16 May 2020

And another bird: this blackbird.

After yesterday, today again to the coastal sand dunes nature reserve.

A dunnock sings.

Two goldfinches on a bush.

Two barn swallows flying at the little lake. Also coots with youngsters.

A tree pipit in singing flight.

White water-crowfoot, 17 May 2020

We arrive at another lake, where flowers grow in the water: white water-crowfoot.

White water-crowfoot, on 17 May 2020

Some, not many, edible frogs there.

Water plants, 17 May 2020

Also, other water plants.

A cuckoo calls. A willow warbler sings.

At the next lakelet, the one closest to the North Sea, are more white water-crowfoot flowers.

Edible frog, 17 May 2020

And many more edible frogs.

Edible frogs, 17 May 2020

It is their mating season.

Edible frog, on 17 May 2020

Edible frogs like to deposit their eggs on white water-crowfoot plants.

Edible frogs are called ‘green frogs’ in Dutch. Another Dutch name for them is ‘boerennachtegaal’, farmers’ nightingale.

Nightingale, 17 May 2020

Then, suddenly, this singing nightingale became visible. Usually, nightingales hide behind leaves and branches.

Stay tuned, as there will be a sequel to this!