This video from England says about itself:
27 April 2016
Underneath the Farne Islands hides an animal more often expected in the water.
This 27 April 2016 video is called A solitary mason bee pulling a nail out of a hole in the wall! Incredible.
This 30 April 2016 video from the Netherlands says about itself (translated):
For many decades nature lovers and bird watchers had hoped for the arrival of ospreys as breeding birds in the Dutch countryside. In 2016, this finally became true: a bird already for days has been sitting in the incubator stance on a nest in the Biesbosch National Park.
Maybe ospreys nested in the Netherlands centuries ago. But as far as people know, this is the first osprey nest with eggs ever in the Netherlands.
Already in 2014 and 2015, the ospreys built nests in the Biesbosch. They did not lay eggs, as the couple was still sexually immature then.
Now they are back from wintering in Africa at last year’s nest.
Biesbosh ospreys are said to eat mainly rudd.
Sea eagles already nest in the Biesbosch. They also had been away from the Netherlands; until they returned to Oostvaardersplassen national park in 2006, later nesting elsewhere as well.
This video says about itself:
A small flock of Great bustards feeding on the plains near Santa Marta, Extremadura, Spain.
After 16 April 2016 in Extremadura came 17 April 2016 for us.
A bit further, a white stork flies with nesting material in its bill.
We stop. A black kite flying.
This is ‘dehesa’ countryside: typical for Extremadura, with mostly holly oak trees at some distance from each other.
A short-toed snake eagle flying.
We continue to a different type of countryside. Between Trujillo and Cáceres towns, with less trees. Steppe scenery.
What kind of birds live here? We hear a quail; but, as usually with this elusive species, we don’t see it. We do see another elusive species, a special bird for this region: a little bustard. However, this lone male is far away.
We go a little further, to another part of the steppe.
Will be see another elusive species, special birds for this region, here: great bustards?
Yes, there is one male!
A bit later it turns out he is not alone. In this mating season, we see three males and two females.
A calandra lark sings.
A crested lark sings on a fence.
A booted eagle flying.
We are a bit further. A female kestrel resting.
In another part of the steppe, again a male great bustard walking.
While another great bustard flies overhead.
This is a Spanish video about birds in Extremadura.
After 15 April 2016 in Extremadura came 16 April 2016 for us.
A rainy day again.
While the holly oaks kept standing still.
A mass of caterpillars.
Wood ear and other fungi.