South American puna teal in the Netherlands


This 29 October 2019 video shows a puna teal, originally from South America, in Oostvaardersplassen nature reserve in the Netherlands.

Fred van der Tak made this video.

Mallards, smew, goosanders in Swedish winter


This video shows many mallards, a female smew and goosanders in a partially frozen pond in winter in Sweden.

Hunting marsh harrier and kingfisher


This March 2019 Dutch video is about the Sophiapolder island in the Netherlands, which recently became a freshwater tidal nature reserve.

After our visit to the Crezéepolder nature reserve, we went there on 8 September 2019.

As the ferry arrived at the island, a Cetti’s warbler sang.

A kingfisher sitting on a branch above the water.

Shelducks swimming with their ducklings.

A peacock butterfly on a flower along the footpath.

A northern lapwing sits down on the wooden walkway across the water.

Then, a female marsh harrier tries to catch a duck. For a few seconds she grabs it, but has to drop it. Then, she goes to the shore, feeding on a dead animal there. A carrion crow next to her tries to get some of the food.

First ever Dutch long-tailed ducks born


This 2018 video from Alaska is about long-tailed ducks.

As the tweet below here shows, on 27 June 2019 it became known that for the first time ever, long-tailed ducks had nested in the Netherlands. Four ducklings had hatched on an island in the new Marken Wadden nature reserve in the IJsselmeer lake.

A very unusual, southern, site for this mainly Arctic species. The young birds will eat especially mosquitoes, which are plentiful there.