Sandwich terns, young and adult


This 2018 video is about Sandwich terns, both young and adult, in their new nesting colony near Petten in the Netherlands.

Lidi de Boer made this video.

32 crane nests in the Netherlands


This 2015 video is called Common Cranes. Dancing birds in springtime.

From Dutch NOS TV today (translated):

There are more and more breeding cranes in the Netherlands. According to BirdLife in the Netherlands, this year there was a record number of 32 pairs, ten more than last year and four times as many as in 2014.

Most cranes nest in Drenthe and Friesland, but this year they have also been seen for the first time in North Brabant and Limburg provinces.

Twelve of the 32 breeding pairs also got chicks. BirdLife has counted twenty chicks and only seven of them fledged. This is because there was too little food because of the drought.

Also, predators could now more easily reach the nesting and sleeping places. “It is a disappointing end result”, says BirdLife.

Thirty beautiful singing birds, video


This video from the Netherlands is about thirty beautiful birds singing:

1. BLUETHROAT
2. BEARDED TIT
3. BULLFINCH
4. GOLDEN ORIOLE
5. BOHEMIAN WAXWING (wrongly called CEDAR WAXWING in the video)
6. KINGFISHER
7. GOLDFINCH
8. HAWFINCH
9. ICTERINE WARBLER
10. LONG-TAILED TIT
11. MARSH TIT
12. COMMON REDPOLL
13. GREENFINCH
14. CRESTED TIT
15. COMMON CHAFFINCH
16. WREN
17. BLUE TIT
18. GREAT TIT
19. FIRECREST
20. ROBIN
21. NIGHTINGALE
22. RED-BACKED SHRIKE
23. COMMON LINNET
24. SISKIN
25. RED CROSSBILL
26. BRAMBLING
27. REDSTART
28. BEE-EATER
29. PENDULINE TIT
30. JAY

‘Dutch goverment complicit in terrorism in Syria’


This video from The Hague, The Netherlands, shows the beginning near the Peace Palace on 31 August 2013, of the demonstration then against war in Syria.

According to Ms Carla Del Ponte, former prosecutor of the Yugoslavia tribunal and member of the United Nations commission on Syria, the Dutch government may be complicit in war crimes in Syria because of its support for jihadist terrorists there, Dutch daily Trouw writes.

Ms Del Ponte demands a criminal investigation into Dutch government support for jihadists in Syria, Trouw writes, 13 September 2018.

Also according to Trouw, 13 September 2018, a Syrian rebel leader says: ‘When the Dutch government gave us flour, Al Qaeda ate the bread.’

In 2013, Michael Spindelegger, foreign affairs minister in the then Austrian Christian democrat-social democrat coalition government, warned the Dutch government against supporting jihadists in Syria. To no avail.

On Monday, Dutch public TV show “Nieuwsuur” (News Hour) reported that the Dutch government has been financing a jihadist group in Syria that public prosecutors have labeled a “terrorist” organisation: here.

Seventeen years after the September 11, 2001 terror attacks—which became the official pretense for the “war on terror” and a series of bloody conflicts that cost the lives of at least one million people—Washington is on the verge of launching a massive new military offensive in Syria in defense of Al Qaeda-linked forces: here.