Red-backed shrike nest attacked by weasel


This June-July 2017 webcam video from Bargerveen nature reserve in Drenthe province in the Netherlands shows a red-backed shrike nest. A parent feeds the young birds.

Later, a weasel attacks the nest.

Wild diving dipper in zoo


This 8 February 2017 video shows a wild diving dipper in the elephants‘ enclosure in Emmen zoo in Drenthe province in the Netherlands.

Reint Harkink made this video.

Fungi and moss in Dutch Drenthe


This Dutch RTV Drenthe video says about itself (translated):

Dec 10. 2016

The Roeg! TV show this week is about the spruce forests in our province and a rare moss species in Meppel. In Drenthe, new reserves have been declared; the Forestry Commission and the Mushroom Task Force Drenthe have designated some spruce forests as mushrooms reserves. For in these woods nowadays you can find all kinds of special mushrooms.

Near Meppel grows a rare moss species: slender green feather moss. It grows only there, but abundantly so.

Rare otter triplets on video


This 5 October 2016 video shows rare otter triplets, in De Onlanden nature reserve in Drenthe province in the Netherlands.

Dutch NOS TV writes about it today (translated):

According to RTV Drenthe this is the first time that the protected marten relative species gives birth to triplets in De Onlanden. The other litters in the past year and a half were all twins.

The little otters were filmed with their mother. The images from the camera trap show that the triplets are going to swim in a pool.

The otter was reintroduced in the Netherlands in 2002 after extinction in 1988. Since then, the population is making a comeback.