Ivy bees expanding north


This November 2014 video from Britain is called Ivy Bee (Colletes hederae) nest site.

Ivy bees are a species which used to live in the Netherlands only in the southern provinces.

However, in September and October 2016 they have been seen in Lelystad city in Flevoland province.

In England, this species had been seen for the first time in 2001.

Dead deer keeps other wildlife alive


This 31 August 2016 video is from the Kuinderbos forest in Flevoland province in the Netherlands. It shows a dead roe deer, on which various insect species and other scavenging animals feed.

Wildlife warden Harco Bergman brings also other animals which have been killed by traffic accidents to this spot, like a heron and a beech marten. This way, people can see how animals after their death contribute to keeping other wildlife alive.

Young honey buzzards ringed


This 5 August 2016 video shows two young honey buzzards being ringed in the Kuinderbos nature reserve in the Netherlands.

They were about 24 days old, so just before fledging.

Dutch red deer discover wildlife tunnel


This video shows the red deer 2013 mating season in Dutch national park De Hoge Veluwe.

On 16 February 2016 Dutch regional broadcaster Omroep Flevoland reported that the first red deer had been recorded using the new wildlife tunnel between nature reserves Oostvaardersplassen and Oostvaardersveld.

See also here.

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.

Hen harriers of Vlieland island: here.

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.