Beetle eats dead beetle, video

This 25 October 2016 video shows a Nicrophorus vespilloides burying beetle eating a dead dung beetle.

On the burying beetle’s head, mites travel along.

Christ Grootzwagers in the Netherlands made this video.

Eddy Christiani, first Dutch electric guitarist, dies

This is an old music video of Eddy Christiani playing the Lorento Rag.

Eddy Christiani (1918-2016) was the first person in the Netherlands, maybe in all of Europe, to play electric guitar; in 1939, an Epiphone Electar Model M.

He died on 24 October 2016.

Wasp lays egg, video

This 18 October 2016 video by Michael Grobbe from the Netherlands shows a female parasitoid wasp, boring a hole into wood and then laying an egg on a longhorn beetle larva.

Eagles, egrets in Spain

This video says about itself:

Booted Eagle over Tarifa (slow motion flight)

Booted Eagles (Aquila pennata) over Tarifa, Spain, 18th September 29016.

I was lucky to see this beautiful species in Spain; like I saw the birds in this other blog post there. And these birds as well:

This video says about itself:

Western Cattle Egrets (Bulbulcus ibis) coming into roost in Tarifa, Spain. 21st September 2016.

More refugees drowning in Mediterranean than ever

This video says about itself:

EU played regime change games and is now drowning in refugees

14 March 2016

It’s been five years since the start of the Syrian war and just over a year since Europe, which called for regime change in Syria at first, has been choking from a refugee crisis. The EU has no plan on how to deal with the problem they helped create and they cover their weakness with bureaucratic statements.

From the United Nations Refugee Agency:

Mediterranean death toll soars, 2016 is deadliest year yet

This is a summary of what was said by UNHCR spokesperson William Spindler – to whom quoted text may be attributed – at today’s press briefing at the Palais des Nations in Geneva.

By: William Spindler | 25 October 2016

UNHCR is alarmed at the high death toll being seen this year among refugees and migrants crossing the Mediterranean. Already, and with two months of 2016 still to go, at least 3,740 lives are reported lost – just short of the 3,771 deaths reported for the whole of 2015. This is the worst we have seen.