Kittiwake colony in Svalbard


In this 15 July 2018 Dutch video, Arctic biologist Maarten Loonen is at a kittiwake nesting colony near Ny-Ålesund in Svalbard.

He tells that, because of the birds’ dung, spoonwort plants grow here. In the seventeenth century, spoonwort was important for whalers then in Svalbard, as its vitamin C content helped against scorbut.

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Great tits eating oak processionary caterpillars


This June 2018 video is about a great tit eating oak processionary caterpillars at their nest. Paul van Heijningen in the Netherlands made this video.

This 17 June 2018 video is about great tits eating oak processionary caterpillars at their nest. Silvia Hellingman in the Netherlands made this video.

This 2 July 2018 video is about great tits eating pupae of oak processionary moths. Silvia Hellingman made this video in Drenthe province in the Netherlands.

Flightless birds, video


This 14 November 2018 video says about itself:

When Birds Stopped Flying

Ratites have spread to Africa, Australia, New Zealand, and South America. And there are fossils of Ratites in Europe, Asia, and North America too. That’s a lot of ground to cover for birds that can’t fly. So how did Ratites end up all over the world?

Thanks to Ceri Thomas for the Lithornithid reconstruction.