Otter making hole in ice, video


This is a video about an otter trying to make a hole in ice in Natuurpark Lelystad in the Netherlands. Which is not that easy …

Annette Vondra made the video.

Orphaned otter rescued in Scotland: here.

Lesser scaup in the Netherlands


This video from Wales is about a lesser scaup, swimming between tufted ducks, mute swans and a black-headed gull. It says about itself:

Lesser Scaup Cosmeston CP 21 February 2012

This very fine drake Lesser Scaup has been returning to the Cardiff area for a number of years but this was the first time I’d gone for it, calling in on the way back from the Common Yellowthroat. It showed very well for me but the light was awkward and fading fast.

For some time already recently, there has been a lesser scaup near Biddinghuizen village in Flevoland province in the Netherlands.

This North American duck species is rare in Europe.

Rare fungus discovery in Dutch Flevoland


Trichoglossum walteri

Translated from the Dutch Mycological Society:

Wednesday, October 29, 2014

Recently, on black clayey soil, some black fungi were found in the Spijkbos woodland among fallen leaves. The finder sent them to a specialist to see if it were some earth tongues. They turned out to be the rare Trichoglossum walteri. This is only the second time that this earth tongue species has been found in the Netherlands.

Red fox eats hazelnuts, video


This is a video about a red fox feeding on hazelnuts in Oostvaardersplassen national park in the Netherlands.

Walter Debloudts made the video.

Red fox on Vlieland island: here.

Dutch red deer, video


This is a video about red deer in the Oostvaardersplassen national park in the Netherlands.

Rinus E made the video.

Kingfisher catching fishes, video


This video is about a kingfisher catching fishes in Oostvaardersplassen national park in Flevoland province in the Netherlands.

Rien van den Eertwegh made the video.

Rare mushroom in the Netherlands for first time


Crepidotus cinnabarinus between Crepidotus mollis fungi, photo by  Ieko Staal)

This photo shows the rare reddish mushroom Crepidotus cinnabarinus between not so rare white Crepidotus mollis fungi; photo by Ieko Staal.

The Dutch mycological society reports today about Crepidotus cinnabarinus, a fungus which is rare all over Europe and North America.

That species had never been seen in the Netherlands. Until 28 August 2014, in the Hulkesteinse bos woodland in Flevoland province. Six days, later on 3 September, it was found in Zeeland province as well.