Wild boar, woodpeckers of the Dutch Veluwe

This video shows wild boar and great spotted woodpeckers of the Dutch Veluwe region.


North American warblers, identifying them

This video from the USA says about itself:

Be a Better Birder: Warbler Identification

10 July 2018

Warblers are a favorite among birders of all skill levels because they’re so rewarding. With their bright colors and globe-trotting habits, warblers add excitement to spring birding. But they often flit by quickly and can be tricky to identify.

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Young Amerikan kestrels fledge, videos

This video from the USA says about itself:

American Kestrel Chick Fledges! – July 14, 2018

One of the American Kestrel chicks fledged first thing this morning! Watch one of the younger male chicks take his first flight at 6:05 AM on July 14. At least one male chick remains in the nest after two chicks likely fledged sometime on July 13.

The American Kestrel cam is a collaboration between the Cornell Lab or Ornithology and the Raptor Resource Project. Four downy American Kestrel nestlings are tucked into a gravel-bottomed nest on private property near Prairie Du Chien, Wisconsin. The nest box is located on the side of a traditional limestone-footed barn, overlooking a rolling grassland that slopes away into folded hills and forests. Our partners at the Raptor Resource Project have watched kestrels breed at this site for over 25 years, and the wonderful combination of grassland, forest, and water that surrounds the property is an excellent example of the habitat that kestrels need to survive and thrive.

This video from the USA says about itself:

Last Kestrel Chick Takes Flight From The Nesting Box! – July 14, 2018

Nearly five hours after its sibling left the box at 6:05 AM, the final American Kestrel chick took wing at 11:44 AM and joined its siblings in the wild world outside of the nesting box! All four chicks have now fledged, and the nesting box is empty. The age of the chicks at fledging ranged from 26–29 days post-hatch. Thanks to our partners at the Raptor Resource Project and to everyone for watching and learning along with us as these tiny falcons grew from fluffballs to fledglings. Good luck out there little ones!

Female rufous hummingbird in Texas, USA

This video from Texas in the USA says about itself:

Female Rufous Hummingbird Flashes Iridescent Throat Spot – July 12, 2018

Male hummingbirds aren’t the only flashy fliers in West Texas, some females also exhibit glittering, iridescent spots in the center of their throats. Here, a Rufous Hummingbird flashes her glowing orange throat spot at the camera as other hummingbirds encroach the feeder.

So, now not just good news about female humans in Texas, but about female hummingbirds as well.