Rare citrine wagtail, video


This video says about itself:

31 August 2015

Citrine Wagtail adult female, Warmond, the Netherlands, 2 November 2010.

This blog already blogged about that citrine wagtail when it was there in 2010; including (other) videos.

Starlings and peregrine falcon, video


This video shows a big group of starlings and a peregrine falcon.

The video is by ‘de visdief’ from the Netherlands.

Rare birds in Britain update


This video from Wales says about itself:

A flock of 50 waxwings arrived outside the BBC buildings in Bangor today, 31 October 2010, HALLOWEEN day. Here is a short film in HD of the birds and the twitchers.

From Rare Bird Alert in Britain:

Sunday 30th August 2015

New discoveries today included two juvenile Pallid Harriers together at Hillwell, Shetland, single Citrine Wagtails on North Ronaldsay, Orkney and at Black Hole Marsh, Devon and a Red-rumped Swallow at Dungeness RSPB, Kent.

Lingering rarities included the Black Storks in East Sussex and East Yorkshire, Red-footed Falcon in Lincolnshire, Lesser Scaup in Somerset (now at Chew Valley Lake) and two Bee-eaters in Cumbria.

Scarcity highlights were singles of Woodchat Shrike, Marsh Warbler, Melodious Warbler, Icterine Warbler, Ortolan Bunting, Rose-coloured Starling, Dotterel, Buff-breasted Sandpiper and Red-necked Phalarope, two each of Bluethroat, Barred Warbler and Hoopoe, three White-winged Black Terns, at least six Honey Buzzards, seven Red-backed Shrikes and 21 Wrynecks. A flock of 23 Cattle Egrets in the Avon Valley in Dorset and Hampshire is almost certainly a British record.

– Will Soar, RBA

Birds and whales seen during Svalbard expedition


This video is called Ortelius, polar bear, Svalbard June 2015.

This morning, Dutch Vroege Vogels radio broadcast an interview with participants in the big Dutch Svalbard expedition who had counted birds from the expedition ship Ortelius.

They did not only see birds, but also cetaceans; including fin whale, minke whale and white-beaked dolphin.

Among the bird species counted were Atlantic puffins, fulmars, kittiwakes, glaucous gulls, ivory gulls, little auks and Brünnich’s guillemots.

Kingfisher and brimstone butterfly


Brimstone butterfly, 29 August 2015

This photo shows a male brimstone butterfly in the gardens of Sperwershof in ‘s Graveland in the Netherlands. We went there on 29 August 2015.

Before we arrived there, a group of white wagtails on a meadow. And grey lag geese.

A bit further, a kingfisher fishing in a ditch.

A dragonfly sitting on a pole: a male vagrant darter, aka moustached darter?

Brimstone butterfly, on 29 August 2015

As I said, at the Sperwershof a brimstone butterfly.

This is a brimstone butterfly video.

As we go back, nuthatch sound.

Along the bicycle track, big parasol mushrooms grow.

Bee-eater vs buzzard in England


This video from England is called Bee-eater vs Buzzard, Brampton, 2015.

Long-tailed skua passes Texel island


This is a long-tailed skua video from Sweden.

This morning, a long-tailed skua was reported flying west of Texel island in the Netherlands.