Seal and bird news from the Netherlands


This video is about a ruddy shelduck feeding, while a coot passes.

Debby Doodeman reports today about De Kreupel island, in the IJsselmeer lake in the Netherlands.

At least four common seals were seen around the island; unusual for this freshwater lake.

193 ruddy shelducks are molting around De Kreupel.

A Chilean flamingo was seen. It had a colour ring, indicating it was from the Zwillbrocker Venn nesting colony, in Germany near the Dutch border.

Good bee-eater news from the Netherlands


This is a bee-eater video from the Czech republic.

Vroege Vogels radio in the Netherlands reports today that never before there have been so many bee-eater nests in the Netherlands as in this year 2015. The nesting season is not finished yet.

There are especially many bee-eaters this year ‘somewhere in Limburg province’ (exact location not mentioned in order not to disturb the birds).

Sawfly larvae feeding, video


This video shows sawfly larvae feeding on leaves.

Inge Koesen made this video in her backyard in the Netherlands.

Silver-studded blue butterfly dancing, video


This video shows a silver-studded blue butterfly, moving in a way which looks like dancing.

MarijkeS from the Netherlands made this video.

Dung beetle rolls dung ball, video


This video shows a dung beetle rolling a dung ball; in Nationaal Park Veluwezoom in the Netherlands.