Rare corncrakes saved


This Dutch tweet is about rare corncrakes near Weurt village in Gelderland province. Mowing machines threatened their nests. However, bird lovers have succeeded in stopping that threat.

This is a corncrake video.

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Short-eared owl cleans feathers


This 8 June 2018 video shows a short-eared owl cleansing its feathers in a corn field in Gelderland province in the Netherlands.

Art Wittingen made this video.

Lapwing does not like dancing cranes


This 26 April 2018 video from near Nijkerk in Gelderland province in the Netherlands shows a crane couple which wants to dance on a meadow.

However, they are close to a nest of a northern lapwing, which tries to drive the cranes away.

Jan Willem Schoonhoven made this video.

Roman graves discovery in the Netherlands


This video from the Netherlands says about itself (translated):

Unique find: complete Roman grave field discovered

8 March 2018

In preparation for the extension of the A15 motorway from Ressen junction to the A12, the Dutch public works authority conducted archaeological research. During this research, they found in Bemmel a complete Roman grave field from the second and third centuries AD. It was excavated.

In total, the archaeologists have discovered 48 graves. There also found many luxurious grave gifts in the graveyard, such as crockery, tableware and personal belongings like mirrors, hair needles and a perfume bottle.

Read more here.