Nesting cranes back after a century


This is a crane video.

Translated from Natuurmonumenten conservation organisation in the Netherlands:

May 19, 2015, 12:30

A unique event: for the first time in at least 100 years a crane couple breeds in the Korenburgerveen nature reserve, near Winterswijk.

Snail passes tree frog, video


Ab Wisselink from the Netherlands, the maker of this video, writes about it (translated):

On May 13 [2015], I photographed a tree frog sitting sunbathing on a blackberry bush in a new nature reserve of the State Forestry in Halle-Heide (Achterhoek region).

From the right underside a snail entered the picture, crawling, and passed the tree frog, neatly according to the traffic rules on the left side. The frog moved aside a bit, but otherwise let it happen quietly, and the snail seemed to have no trouble finding its way with between the sharp blackberry thorns. Wonderful to experience!

Dunnocks in love, video


This video is about a dunnock couple in love.

Leo Klapwijk made this video in his backyard in Ede in Gelderland province the Netherlands.

Brook lamprey mating season, video


In spring, it is brook lamprey mating season.

Nel Appelmelk made the video of these brook lampreys on 14 April 2015 in the Koppelsprengen stream near Ugchelen village in Gelderland province in the Netherlands.

Nuthatch collects mud for its nest, video


This video shows a nuthatch collecting mud. The bird will use the mud to make the entrance to its nest smaller, so that animals bigger than itself won’t be able to enter.

Richard Polderman made this video on 23 March 2015, at nature reserve Gorselse Heide in the Netherlands.

Long-eared owl cleansing its feathers, video


This video is about a long-eared owl in Zetten village in the Netherlands, cleansing its feathers.

Annemarie Vreugdenhil made this video on 17 November 2014.