First ever young ses eagle hatched in Dutch Groningen


This 12 May 2017 Dutch regional broadcaster RTV Noord video is about conservation organisation Het Groninger Landschap officially notifying Haren local authority, which includes Hunzedal nature reserve, of the birth of a young white-tailed (aka: sea) eagle.

Dutch Dagblad van het Noorden daily reported on 9 May 2017 that the first ever young sea eagle of Groningen province hatched in the Hunzedal nature reserve, close to the Zuidlaardermeer lake.

Sea eagles had been extinct in the Netherlands for centuries but came back as nesting birds ten years ago.

The Hunzedal parents are a young couple which had already been in the area for years. This spring it was their first egg. In this area live otters, beavers and rare birds like white-winged black terns as well.

Wolf killed by car in the Netherlands


This video shows a wolf in Groningen province in the Netherlands in 2015.

Translated from RTV Noord in Groningen province in the Netherlands today:

This Friday morning a dead wolf was brought to Fauna Vision Foundation Wildcare in Westernieland.

Pim Lollinga of the rehab centre: “It is a male of more than fifty kilos, a huge animal. The animal was killed on the A28 motorway between Hoogeveen and Meppel [in Drenthe province]. …

The wolf has been transferred for investigation to the Dutch Wildlife Health Centre (DWHC), which is affiliated with the Faculty of Veterinary Medicine of the University of Utrecht. Lollinga: “They will create a DNA profile of the wolf. Subsequently, it will be checked whether he matches with a wild population in Germany.”

Wolves are at present not a resident species in the Netherlands. After hunters exterminated them in the nineteenth century, recently rarely vagrant wolves arrive from Germany.

Otters drive away bittern, video


This 16 February 2017 video shows an otter couple swimming through partly frozen water near Kropswolde village in Groningen province in the Netherlands.

They drive away a bittern.

Both bitterns and otters are rare in the Netherlands.

Black roe deer video


Usually, roe deer are reddish brown. However, 8-10% are black. Like this female on this 28 December 2016 video from Wedderbergen in Groningen province in the Netherlands.

Hilvert Huizing made the video.

Male pheasants’ mating season fight


This video shows male pheasants during the mating season, fighting for females.

Frits Kor made this video near Meeden town in Groningen province in the Netherlands.