Water pipit in Dutch national park, video


This video shows a water pipit in Biesbosch national park in the Netherlands, on 30 January 2016.

More about this is here.

Smew ducks swimming, video


This video shows four smew ducks, two whitish males and two greyish females, swimming in the Biesbosch national park in the Netherlands.

See also here.

Helping wetland birds, video


This December 2015 video is about helping wetland birds by improving their habitat in the Biesbosch national park in the Netherlands.

And this video is the sequel.

Good Cetti’s warbler news from national park


This is a Cetti’s warbler video.

Dutch daily De Stem reports this week that this year, 745 Cetti’s warbler nests were found in Biesbosch national park. This is probably three-quarters of all nests of this songbird species in the Netherlands.

In 1978, 20-25 Cetti’s warbler couples nested in the Biesbosch. Then, severe winters made the birds locally extinct.

Cetti’s warblers returned in 2006. In 2010 there were 314 nesting territories.

Seal in Biesbosch national park


This video is called Scotland’s Big 5 – Harbour Seal.

Translated from Staatsbosbeheer in the Netherlands:

Tuesday, October 6th, 2015

In the [freshwater national park] Biesbosch for some time a seal has been swimming around. A boater saw the animal swim last night and informed forester Thomas van der Es.

Probably the seal swam via the Haringvliet or the New Waterway into the nature reserve. Because there is plenty of fish in the Biesbosch, the animal will remain strong enough to swim back to sea under its own power.

It remains a rarity to see these animals in the Biesbosch. … The last two observations were in March 2002 and in December 2012.

New Dutch wildlife film, interview


This video is about the making of the sequel to the Dutch wildlife film De Nieuwe Wildernis, about the Oostvaardersplassen national park. This sequel is about the Biesbosch national park and other areas in the south-west of the Netherlands.

The video shows an interview with the producer of the film, Ignas van Schaick. It also shows some of the movie’s characters: white stork, three-spined stickleback, sea eagle.

White-tailed eagles in new Dutch wildlife film


This is a 27 November 2014 video interview, in English, with cameraman Paul Edwards.

For the new Dutch wildlife film Holland, natuur in de Delta, Paul Edwards was in the Biesbosch national park for months; filming a white-tailed eagle nest and great crested grebes.

The film is expected to be in the cinemas in September 2015.