Von Gogh, Goltzius, paintings exhibition


This is a French language video about an exhibition of Dutch and Flemish paintings and drawings. These works of art are not often seen in public, as they are in a private collection, the collection Piet de Boer. They are from the sixteenth century (Hendrick Goltzius) to the late nineteenth century (Vincent van Gogh).

Other artists represented include Cornelis Van Haarlem, Hendrick Avercamp, Jan van Goyen and Jacob de Gheyn. And Jan Brueghel the Elder, who cooperated with Peter Paul Rubens.

Until 8 March 2015, this exhibition was in Paris. Now, these 95 drawings and 20 paintings are exhibited in Amsterdam. At Herengracht 512. It will start tomorrow, and will be there for one month.

Mediterranean gulls in the Netherlands


This video shows a Mediterranean gull in summer plumage, with black-headed gulls in winter plumage.

Translated from the Dutch SOVON ornithologists:

Friday, April 17th, 2015

On Wednesday, April 15th large numbers of Mediterranean gulls flocked into our country. Counter Bert van Broekhoven even recorded a new national record from the counting site near Terneuzen: 238 Mediterranean gulls flying along. With its distinctive mewing cry and clear white wings this striking gull is conquering our country rapidly. Since the establishment of this species in the 80s of the last century it has increased exponentially.

Rare vimba breams in the Netherlands


This video is about vimba breams, trying to jump across rapids while swimming upstream in Kuldiga, Latvia, in 2014.

Translated from the Dutch RAVON ichthyologists:

Friday, April 17th, 2015

In South Holland province more than 50 volunteers monitor incoming migration of migratory fish with frame nets. In addition to observations of elvers and three-spined sticklebacks also a lot of valuable information about other fish is collected. In early April the volunteers met several one-year-old vimba breams in their frame nets in the New Waterway near Maassluis. Observations of the vimba bream in the Netherlands are scarce, especially so of young animals.

The vimba bream owes its Dutch name, blauwneus [blue nose] to the blue-gray fleshy nose of adult animals. It was originally a Central European species that by digging the Main-Danube Canal and helped by transfers has expanded into Germany to the Rhine Valley. The first observations of the vimba bream in the Netherlands date back to 1989, when a three-year-old fish was caught in the Lower Rhine.

Toad running under water, video


This video is about an European toad running under water.

Diver Jos van Zijl made this video in the Netherlands.

Great tit nest at old pump


This video is about a great tit couple, building their nest at an old pump.

Karel van Petersen made this video in his garden in the Netherlands.

Jackdaw tries to collect nesting material


This is a video about a jackdaw, which tries to collect nesting material from a chain lock of a moped.

Lucasnbr in the Netherlands made this video.

Blackbird attacks his own mirror image, video


In this video, a male blackbird attacks his own mirror image, thinking it is an intruder who should be driven away.

Cock Dekker from the Netherlands made the video.