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.
Translated from Dutch NOS TV:
Rare coin treasure found in Loppersum
In the center of Loppersum in Groningen province during works on a sewer a set of 48 gold coins from the 16th century has been found. …
Archaeologist John Tuinstra calls it a very rare find. “Finds of this magnitude are rare. I’ve never experienced this in my career.” He thinks that the coins were hidden during raids around 1590. The owner at that time may have been killed because he would not tell where he had hidden his treasure.
The coin treasure also includes a Tudor rose penny from the time of the English Tudor dynasty. The coin probably landed around 1580 in Loppersum when British troops fought jointly with [Dutch] rebels during the siege of Groningen [against King Philip II of Spain].
The treasure is between 25,000 and 30,000 euros worth according to Tuinstra. The coins are now owned by the province of Groningen. On May 20 the coins will be on display for a day at the town hall of Loppersum.
See also here.
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.
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.
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.
This photo shows a Dutch farm in Groningen province, one of many buildings damaged by earthquakes as a consequence of natural gas extraction.
Translated from Dutch NOS TV today:
Seven farmers in the province of Groningen will have a lawsuit against the Dutch Petroleum Company (NAM).
Shell and Exxon each own 50% of the shares in the NAM corporation which extracts gas in Groningen.
They claim some six million euros from the NAM for the damage caused by gas drilling.
Lately there were negotiations between the farmers and the gas corporation, but these did not have results. … Thus, one of the farmers received an offer of 40,000 euros, while he says he lost a total of 1.3 million euros.
For most farmers NAM would reimburse only a small part or nothing of the damage to farms. There’s a huge gap between counter-expertise at the request of the farmers and the offer by the NAM. …
According to him [the farmers’ legal adviser], the NAM is just stalling. “That is a familiar tactic. First, it has already been about three months before they responded to our claim. And they are trying to postpone a lawsuit for as long as possible.”
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.