Bald eagles, saved by United States Endangered Species Act

This 8 August 2018 video from the Cornell Lab of Ornithology in the USA says about itself:

Thank You From the Bald Eagle to the ESA

If you see a bald eagle, thank the Endangered Species Act. The law helped the species rebound from a sharp population decline.


Two young sea eagles born in Lauwersmeer national park

This 2014 video says about itself:

Saga of the White-tailed Eagle – The Secrets of Nature

The sea eagle was once widespread throughout almost all of Europe and graced the coats of arms of many different countries. During the 19th and 20th centuries it was driven to the brink of extinction by hunting, the increased use of pesticides and the destruction of its habitat.

This touching animal drama recounts the true life story of one individual bird, observed over the course of a year. Beginning with its birth in a lowland forest in Central Europe the film team follows the eagle’s first outing with its brothers and sisters and subsequent distant migrations to places as far away as Scandinavia. Finally it chronicles its dramatic lead poisoning, recovery and resettlement in a nature reserve.

Dutch NOS TV reports today that two young sea eagles have been born in Lauwersmeer national park.

Young sea eagles born in Dutch Zeeland, first time

This 2017 Dutch video is about sea eagles in Biesbosch national park.

This year, for the first time ever, there is a sea eagle nest in Zeeland province. On Sint Philipsland peninsula, eaglets have hatched.

There are six white-tailed eagle nests in the Netherlands this year. That includes a couple in the Hunze river valley in Groningen province. They first nested there last year, and came back this year.

Eagles, goshawks quarrel about nests

This 12 March 2018 video from the Alde Feanen nature reserve in Friesland province in the Netherlands shows a big bird nest.

Both a northern goshawk couple and a white-tailed eagle bring branches to the nest. Which raptor species will end up nesting here? Featuring a female bullfinch and a short-toed treecreeper as well.

Last year, this was the sea eagles‘ nest. However, this year the eagle couple took over last year’s northern goshawk nest. The goshawks then moved to the old eagles‘ nest. Meanwhile, the goshawks have eggs there.

However, the white-tailed eagles still feel entitled to their old nest. They attack the nesting goshawks. Though goshawks are much smaller than eagles, they and their eggs have so far survived that.

Will young goshawks grow up and fledge safely in the old eagles’ nest? See the webcam at the goshawk nest.

White-tailed eagle and ravens in Sweden

This video is about a white-tailed eagle and ravens in winter in Sweden.

How ravens caused a LIGO data glitch. The birds used ice on a pipe as a thirst quencher. By Emily Conover, 3:00pm, April 18, 2018.

Ravens in Dutch Kennemerduinen national park: here.

Golden eagle feeds in Swedish winter

This video shows a golden eagle feeding in a Swedish winter.