Bittern, buzzard, bearded reedlings


Bittern area, September 2021

This photo shows the view from a hide in the Rottige Meente nature reserve in Friesland province in the Netherlands. In September, we saw a bittern there. All three photos in this blog post are cellphone photos.

A few days later, a buzzard, hundreds of lapwings and a marsh harrier from that hide.

Nearly all days, bearded reedlings. And dragonflies.

Rottige Meente, September 2021

And gadwall ducks. Sometimes also mallards and shovelers.

Rottige Meente water, September 2021

Brown thrasher in Georgia, USA


This video from the USA says about itself:

Brown Thrasher Poses For Cam In Savannah, Georgia – Aug. 27, 2021

Brown Thrashers are secretive, and hard to spot in their favorite spots under dense vegetation, but they can make a lot of noise as they rummage through the leaf litter. Here, the Savannah Osprey cam zooms in on a perching thrasher before it has a chance to depart from a branch.

Blyth’s reed warbler, first ever Dutch nest


This 2021 video from England says about itself:

This male Blyth’s Reed Warbler was discovered at Middleton Lakes RSPB reserve in Staffordshire on Friday 18th June.

It represents the first record for Staffordshire and the West Midlands Region.

The Blyth’s Reed Warbler appears to be expanding its range westwards across Europe with an increasing number of singing males reaching Britain.

The majority of the world population spend the winter in the Indian Subcontinent.

This year, for the first time ever, a Blyth’s reed warbler couple nested in the Netherlands. The young birds fledged from the Texel island nest,

Philippine eagles, 94 minutes film


This 28 July 2021 video says about itself:

Bird of Prey, the multi-award-winning feature-length documentary from the Cornell Lab of Ornithology, weaves a remarkable story of the world’s rarest eagle species and the heroic individuals working tirelessly to save it. Since its release in 2018, Bird of Prey, has screened to countless audiences around the world and throughout the Philippines where the film has become an invaluable tool for raising awareness and support for conservation of the critically endangered Philippine Eagle.

To learn more about Philippine Eagles and how you can help support their conservation visit here.

Bermuda young tropicbird fledges


This 4 July 2021 video from Bermuda says about itself:

Tropicbird Nestling‘s Last Moments on Cam Before Fledging

The tropicbird chick took one last closeup in front of the cam before moving to the entrance of the burrow. About 20 minutes later the chick took flight off-camera, successfully fledging from the rocky slope of Nonsuch Island.

Seabirds on Scottish desert island


This 21 May 2021 video says about itself:

RSPB Scotland works in some amazing places, but few as spectacular as the uninhabited Shiant Isles off the East coast of Lewis. A team recently returned to see if their efforts to remove invasive predators from the island were still successful.