This July 2017 photo shows a buzzard with a ring.
This 14 July 2017 video is about a pallid harrier nest in Groningen province in the Netherlands. There are only about 10,000 couples worldwide of this globally near-threatened species; most of them in Asia.
In Europe, so far they only nested in Russia and Finland. So, this Groningen nest is a unique first. There were five chicks in the nest. Four of them, all female, survived and fledged. They have all been ringed.
This video is about measuring and weighing the young birds.
See also here.
A few pallid harriers had been seen in the Netherlands before, but not as breeding birds.
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.
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.
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.
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.