Coots, swan and horses, video

This video shows a mute swan, bringing water plants to the surface.

Coots feed on them.

Konik horses in the background.

Marijke de Boer made this video in Lauwersmeer national park in the Netherlands.

Brünnich’s guillemots, Svalbard and the Netherlands

This video shows a Brünnich’s guillemot, on 29 July 2012, near Lauwersoog in the Netherlands. This Arctic bird is very rare in the Netherlands.

The recent Dutch Svalbard expedition went to the biggest Brünnich’s guillemot nesting colony of the archipelago: Stellingfjellet, with about 100,000 nests. There, young fledgling birds were then jumping off the cliffs to the sea, often accompanied by their fathers.

White-tailed eagle catches eel, video

In this video, a white-tailed eagle catches an eel, while gulls fly around it.

Michael Kopijn made this video from the Sylka hide in Lauwersmeer national park in the Netherlands.

Rare wryneck, video

This wryneck was seen recently in Lauwersmeer national park in the Netherlands.

Probably, it was on its autumn migration from Scandinavia to Africa.

Maria Woortman made the video.

Sea eagles mating, video

This video is about two sea eagles in Lauwersmeer national park in the Netherlands, mating while shelducks fly past.

Michael Kopijn made this video on 5 March 2015.

A thousand sea trout freed in Dutch national park

This video shows how about a thousand young sea trout were freed in Dutch national park Lauwersmeer on 6 March 2015.

As for other wildlife, meaning birds in Finland: blog posts on this will come, but have to wait for sorting photographs :)

Sea trout re-introduction in the Netherlands

This video says about itself:

Small Salmo trutta (7,5 cm), Brown trout/Sea trout always looking for something to eat

Fry from our local wild Sea trout from river stream Vester Nebel in Kolding, Denmark.

Translated from the Dutch Wadden Sea Society:


Sea trout will be freed in Lauwersmeer

On Friday, March 6th 1000 sea trout will be released into the Lauwersmeer lake. It’s the start of a multi-year restoration of this iconic migratory fish. A large coalition of nature lovers, anglers and regional governments want to work to let the trout swim again in healthy numbers between the Wadden Sea and their spawning grounds in Groningen and Drenthe. For the multiannual program this month a request for contributing financially by the Wadden Fund has been submitted.

Thanks to one-time contributions from the provinces of Groningen and Friesland, in anticipation of the implementation of the multiannual program, now sea trout will be released already into the Lauwersmeer.