Angeline Rijkeboer made this video on 19 March 2015.
Translated from Landschap Noord-Holland in the Netherlands:
The first black-tailed godwit egg of the Netherlands was found on Wednesday, March 25th, 2015 in Uitdam, Noord-Holland province. The nest was found by wader protector Ab Kalkman from Amsterdam, on the land of farmer Anton Dirksen. This couple found also in 2011 at exactly the same place and on the same date the first godwit egg of the Netherlands. Experts assume that it is the same godwit.
This video from the Netherlands says about itself (translated):
24 March 2015
This female black woodpecker is chopping a new nest in a tree. The nests of black woodpeckers typically have large oval entrances. When the woodpeckers will have finished breeding, then the nest will be reused by pine martens and barn owls. Filmed by Bram Siertsema.
According to the recently published Dutch breeding birds survey for 2013, several species, rare for the Netherlands, nested then.
They included one shag nest, which unfortunately failed.
Translated from the Dutch SOVON ornithologists:
Friday, March 20th, 2015
About various migratory birds including the purple heron and the sedge warbler it was already known: if there is enough rainfall in the autumn in their wintering grounds in West Africa, it increases the likelihood that they will survive the winter.
An analysis of reed warblers captured in the Netherlands shows the same effect. How many reed warblers return to the Netherlands therefore depends in part on the amount of precipitation that falls in West Africa. This is reflected in the Breeding Birds Report 2013 published today by SOVON.