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.

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.

Rare moustached warbler in Dutch national park


This video from Cyprus is called Moustached WarblerAcrocephalus melanopogon.

Today, a moustached warbler was heard in the Dutch Biesbosch national park.

It was only the second time ever in the Netherlands for this south European bird, a rare vagrant further north.

Last year, one was heard and ringed in the Ooijpolder nature reserve near Nijmegen.

Kestrel eats rodent, video


In this 28 February 2017 video, a female kestrel eats a rodent in Biesbosch national park in the Netherlands.

Jos van den Elshout made this video.

Smew couple swimming


This video shows a female and a male smew, swimming in Biesbosch national park in the Netherlands.

Bittern in national park


This 25 February 2017 video shows a bittern in Biesbosch national park in the Netherlands.