Swimming beaver, underwater video


This Dutch 20 September 2017 video was made by warden Thijmen van Heerde while snorkeling in the water of Biesbosch national park. Then, a beaver passed him. Unique footage!

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Five young ospreys born in Dutch national park


This is a Hungarian osprey video.

Translated from Dutch Vroege Vogels radio:

Friday June 16, 2017

At the nests of the two osprey couples (Pandion haliaetus) in the Biesbosch national park of the State Forestry Department, together five young birds have hatched. At the nest of the new couple on the high-voltage mast, three chicks have hatched; and two young birds of prey are growing up in the tree nest. …

Day after day, the birds are catching successfully big roach and bream fish.

Mating ospreys in Biesbosch


After for centuries ospreys had not nested in the Netherlands, last year a young osprey fledged in Biesbosch national park.

This spring, there is also a second nesting couple in the Biesbosch. This 25 April 2017 video shows them mating.

UPDATE 1 June 2017: chicks in both nests.

Two osprey nests in Dutch Biesbosch


This 7 June 2016 video is about the first osprey couple breeding in the Netherlands for centuries, with their youngster in Biesbosch national park.

Dutch Vroege Vogels TV reported on 25 April 2017 that this year two osprey couples are nesting in Biesbosch national park. One couple on a tree, the others on a power pylon.

Breeding ospreys had been absent from the Netherlands for centuries. However, last year a young osprey fledged in the Biesbosch.

Black-tailed godwits are back


This 17 March 2017 video from Biesbosch national park in the Netherlands shows many black-tailed godwits, back from wintering in Africa. Also, a few gadwall ducks.