Dutch bird nest webcams working already


This video shows the highlights of the litte owl nesting season in 2015 on their Beleef de Lente webcam.

Today at Dutch Internet site Beleef de Lente, some of their bird nest webcams have started working for this year’s nesting season.

They are the tawny owl, little owl, barn owl and great tit cameras; at all of which the males are already present in the nest boxes.

The white stork couple are already at their nest and have already mated.

There is already a live webcam about garden birds at feeders.

Later this week, the peregrine falcon nest camera will start.

Still later, images are expected from the nests of kingfishers, starlings, Sandwich terns, hen harriers and meadow birds.

Bearded reedlings, male and female, video


This video shows a male and a female bearded reedling, in the Rietputten nature reserve in the Netherlands.

See here.

Birds and squirrels in Cornwall, video


This video from Britain says about itself:

Woodland Birds and Squirrels

Birds in the video are: Robin, Jay, Chaffinch, Blue Tit and Great Tit

Filmed in January 2016

Video Produced by Paul Dinning – Wildlife in Cornwall

The squirrel is a grey squirrel.

Bird migration in the Americas, Internet map


This video is about bird migration.

Frpm the Cornell Lab of Ornithology in the USA, about bird migration in the Americas:

Watch a Mesmerizing Migration Map

Watch the wonder and spectacle of bird migration captured on a single map. Using millions of bird observations from participants in eBird and the Great Backyard Bird Count, scientists at the Cornell Lab generated an animated map showing the annual journeys of 118 bird species. Watch how the routes change in spring and fall as birds ride seasonal winds to their international destinations. See the map in motion and read more.

Want to know which species is which? Check out the numbered key.

‘Drones may help meadow birds’


This video from Cornwall is called Meadow Pipit: Birds Singing and Chirping a Beautiful Bird Song.

Drones may be abused to kill civilians.

However, they can also be used to make beautiful videos of dolphins, like this one.

Today, regional broadcaster RTV Oost in the Netherlands reports they can help nesting meadow birds.

Drones with infrared cameras may record where meadow bird nests are better than observers on the land. Then, farmers can be warned how to avoid damaging the nests while working on the land.

Wigeon, long-tailed tits and robin


This video from Germany is about long-tailed tits.

Today, to the park south-east of the city.

In a meadow: grey lag geese, Canada geese, Egyptian geese. And mute swans.

Grey herons and great egrets flying and standing.

About a hundred wigeon swimming and on canal banks.

A robin in a bush.

A group of long-tailed tits and a great tit in a tree with catkins.

Mallards and male and female tufted ducks in a canal.

A pheasant.

A jay in a tree.

From little girl to reed warbler biologist


This video says about itself:

3 July 2015

A family of Reed Warblers Acrocephalus scirpaceus is shown searching for small invertebrates in a reed-bed. The well-grown chicks are old enough to feed themselves and they closely resemble their parents.

Translated from Vroege Vogels radio in the Netherlands today:

Like father like daughter

From her childhood on Anne Kwak was taken by her father [Robert Kwak] to a pond. He was there to count birds, she was there to play, because Anne was not interested in birds. Twenty-five years later they are still there, because Anne now is investigating the reed warbler.

Anne is npw a biologist and employee of the Radboud University in Nijmegen and is doing recently PhD research into the impact of pesticides on populations of reed warblers.

Robert is a biologist and works as head of the conservation department of Birdlife in the Netherlands. He specializes in waterfowl.