Oystercatchers’ mating season


This 20 April 2018 video is about oystercatchers‘ mating season. In the background, northern lapwings.

Harry Brummelhuis made this video in Friesland province in the Netherlands.

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Little ringed plover mating season ‘silly walk’


This 20 April 2018 video is about the little ringed plover mating season ‘silly walk‘.

Harry Brummelhuis made the video in Friesland province in the Netherlands.

Roe deer run across lake, video


This 20 April 2018 video shows roe deer running across the IJsselmeer lake off Gaasterland region in Friesland province in the Netherlands.

Dutch dragonfly reserve


This 2018 video is about Wyldemerk nature reserve in the Netherlands and the dragonflies and damselflies which live there.

In the 1960s there was quarrying in a sandy area in Friesland province in the Netherlands. This led to lakelets. Fish which eat dragonfly larvae didn’t live there, so this water was excellent for dragonfly reproduction.

In 2007, the area became dragonfly reserve de Wyldemerk.

About 35 dragonfly and damselfly species live there. Including rare species like hairy dragonfly and large white-faced darter.

Experts have created a new form of highly-efficient, low-cost, sustainable insulation based on the wings of a dragonfly: here.

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.

Cattle egret on meadow


This 3 January 2017 video shows a cattle egret catching a prey on a meadow near Alde Feanen national park in Friesland province in the Netherlands.

Jan Koelstra made the video.

Bittern hunting, video


This 21 November 2017 video is about a bittern hunting in the Alde Feanen nature reserve in Friesland province in the Netherlands.

Gerrit Boltjes made this video.