Sedge warbler, butterflies and flowers


Sedge warbler, 20 April 2017

After 17 April 2017 in the Westbroekse Zodden, these photos from that nature reserve are from 20 April. Like this singing sedge warbler.

This time, no yellow wagtails, only white ones.

This time, not a red kite like on 17 April; but there was a kestrel.

Green-veined white butterfly, 20 April 2017

Another animal not seen on 17 April was this butterfly: a green-veined white butterfly.

Also, a male orange tip butterfly flying around.

Slender cottongrass, 20 April 2017

Of course, the lots of slender cottongrass were still there.

Slender cottongrass, on 20 April 2017

Slender cottongrass, Westbroekse Zodden, on 20 April 2017

Lady's smock, 20 April 2017

So were lady’s smock flowers.

Marsh marigold, 20 April 2017

And marsh marigold.

Wildlife video highlights of 2016


This video shows wildlife video highlights of 2016 from the Netherlands. Including a long-eared owl, a peacock butterfly, and more.

Holly blue butterfly video


This 12 July 2016 video from the Veluwe region in the Netherlands shows a holly blue butterfly.

Butterfly leaves cocoon, video


This video says about itself:

11 November 2016

The transition from caterpillar to butterfly is a process that consists of four stages: egg, larva, pupa, and adult. Observe one caterpillar as it develops into a gorgeous winged insect.

From: MICRO MONSTERS WITH DAVID ATTENBOROUGH: Courtship.

Gulf fritillary butterfly video


This video from the USA says about itself:

1 November 2016

Beautiful Gulf Fritillary or “Passion” Butterfly – bright orange catches your eye and the 3 little white dots on each fore-wing are the clincher. Watch for a guest appearance by a spider!

The Gulf Fritillary, Agraulis vanillae (Linnaeus), is a brightly colored butterfly common across extreme southern portions of the United States. At home in most open, sunny habitats, it frequents roadsides, disturbed sites, fields, open woodlands, pastures, yards, and parks. It is a regular in most butterfly gardens, including those in more urban settings.

Alcon blue butterflies, their life cycle


This 9 November 2016 video, in Dutch with English subtitles, is about Alcon blue butterflies and their life cycle in national park De Hoge Veluwe in the Netherlands.