Pied flycatcher sings, video


This video shows a male pied flycatcher singing, in Ruinen village in Drenthe province, the Netherlands, 9 May 2010.

Adri de Groot made this video.

Brook lamprey mating season, video


In spring, it is brook lamprey mating season.

Nel Appelmelk made the video of these brook lampreys on 14 April 2015 in the Koppelsprengen stream near Ugchelen village in Gelderland province in the Netherlands.

Barn swallows drinking, video


This video is about a flock of barn swallows, drinking raindrops.

Christ Grootzwagers made this video near the Oostvaardersveld nature reserve in Flevoland province, the Netherlands.

Rare fungi benefit from fire


Anthracobia melaloma

Translated from the Dutch Mycological Society:

Wednesday, April 29, 2015

In January, a few special fungi which benefit from burning were found on the remains of an illegal fire. These were Anthracobia melaloma and Plicaria anthracina. Both are on the Red List. It’s special enough to find them in the winter, because fires occur more during dry summers. Two months later it was the turn of the Plicaria endocarpoides mushroom to appear.

Plicaria endocarpoides

Birds of Slufter nature reserve, Texel island


This video is about two little egrets (and some mallards, and a great cormorant) at the Slufter nature reserve, Texel island, the Netherlands.

Warden Joël Haasnoot reports today about birds he saw at the Slufter.

From 20 to 27 April, he saw on all days, in or around a pool: eider duck (often in mating season mood), redshank, oystercatcher, curlew, greenshank, skylark, ringed plover and brent goose.

Every now and then, not all the time, Joël saw spotted redshank, red knot, sanderling, dunlin, golden plover, grey plover, ruddy turnstone, Eurasian spoonbill, little egret, marsh harrier, hen harrier and many more.

Young otters born in Nieuwkoopse plassen


This video shows young otters on 20 April 2015 in Nieuwkoopse plassen nature reserve in the Netherlands. It is the first time since forty years ago that otters have been born in this region.

See also here.