Badgers, newcomers in Dutch national park

This early May 2016 camera trap video shows a badger in Biesbosch national park in the Netherlands. This species is new for that area.

See also here.

Barn swallow resting, video

This 10 May 2016 video shows a barn swallow resting in Biesbosch national park in the Netherlands.

See also here.

First osprey nest in the Netherlands, video

This 3 May 2016 video from Biesbosch national park shows the first ever osprey breeding couple in the Netherlands (as far as is known).

One of the parents brings a fish to the nest.

Common sandpiper spits out pellet, video

This 29 April 2016 video shows a common sandpiper spitting out a pellet. At the end of the video, that is repeated in slow motion.

The video is from Biesbosch national park in the Netherlands.

Ospreys breeding, first time in the Netherlands

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.

Of this couple, the male has been ringed and is four years old. The female has no ring. Probably, she is of the same age.

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.

Skylark sings, video

This video shows a skylark singing in Dutch Biesbosch national park. Skylarks often sing while flying; but this bird does it while looking for food.

Water pipit in Biesbosch national park

This video shows a water pipit in Biesbosch national park in the Netherlands. The bird is already partly in summer plumage, as the blue-grey on its head shows.

See also here.

Water pipits in Oostvaardersplassen: here.