Hen harrier nest in Dutch Flevoland

This video from the Netherlands is about a male hen harrier (Circus cyaneus) on a post.

The Werkgroep Grauwe Kiekendief in the Netherlands reports today that in 2015 there was a hen harrier nest in Flevoland, for the first time in ten years in that province.

The nest was in a wheat field. The farmer helped to protect the nest.

Between 10 and 15 August, three healthy chicks, two male and one female, hatched.

Female common pochard bathing, video

This video shows a female common pochard bathing and diving in the Lepelaarsplassen nature reserve in Flevoland province in the Netherlands.

Marlies Pauw made this video.

This site says this duck is a teal, but I think they are wrong. Teal are not diving ducks.

Good beaver news from Dutch Flevoland

This is a beaver video from Poland.

In 2000, there were 7 beaver lodges in Flevoland province in the Netherlands, where 9 beavers were counted.

In this year, 2015, there were 59 inhabited lodges and 94 beavers; according to Dutch daily Metro today.

Hen harrier nest webcam, unique worldwide

This video shows a male hen harrier cleaning his feathers on a pole.

If all will go well, then tomorrow or the day after tomorrow, a webcam will be online, showing live images of a hen harrier nest in a field in Flevoland province in the Netherlands. You will then be able to see them at this site.

This is a world scale first. The nest is one of only eight hen harrier nests in the Netherlands this year.

Rare birds in Dutch Flevoland in 2011

Great grey shrike

Dutch conservationists Natuurmonumenten report about rare birds in Flevoland province. In Harderbroek reserve, a great grey shrike winters.

In the Harderbos nature reserve, hundreds of red-crested pochard ducks spend the winter.

And both in Harderbos and Voorsterbos reserves, a raven couple flies around. Will they nest there next spring [in 2012]?

Montagu’s harrier chicks hatched on webcam, first time ever

This 17 June 2015 video shows two Montagu’s harrier chicks, hatching in a nest in Flevoland province in the Netherlands.

It is the first time ever anywhere in the world this happened while a webcam recorded it.

The webcam is here. Right now, as I blog this, there are connection problems. I hope they will be solved soon.

Montagu’s harrier research in Britain: here.

Black-winged stilt nests in Dutch nature reserve

This is a black-winged stilt video from the Czech republic.

Dutch conservation organisation Natuurmonumenten reports today on the Harderbroek, a nature reserve in Flevoland province.

A black-winged stilt couple nests here this year. This usually south European bird is rare in the Netherlands.

There is also a nesting colony of common terns and black-headed gulls. There, a Mediterranean gull couple (also rare in the Netherlands) nests as well.