Freshwater sculpin taking care of eggs, video


This video from the Netherlands says about itself (translated):

Jos van Zijl filmed this freshwater sculpin in his nest during a dive in Pannerden. After the female had deposited the eggs the male took care of fertilization and he will remain near the eggs to protect them.

Rare breeding birds in the Netherlands


This video is called White-winged [Black] Terns (Chlidonias leucopterus) in Belarus 2013.

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.

Also: two red kite nests. A Caspian gull male had a cross-species nest with a female herring gull. There were 11 white-winged black tern nests.

Dutch reed warblers depend on African rainfall


This video is about a young cuckoo, fed by its foster parent, an Eurasian reed warbler.

Translated from the Dutch SOVON ornithologists:

When it rains in the Sahel more Eurasian reed warblers survive

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.

Black-tailed godwit feeding, video


This video shows a black-tailed godwit feeding in the Oudeland van Strijen nature reserve in the Netherlands, on 21 March 2015.

Kingfisher tries to eat stickleback, video


This video is about a kingfisher in the Netherlands, who has trouble in eating a three-spined stickleback.

Ronny Bouwens from the Netherlands made the video.

Dutch pedophile priest working with Brazilian children


This video from the USA says about itself:

Abuse Documentary: The Shame of the Catholic Church | Retro Report | The New York Times

31 March 2014

Sexual abuse in the Catholic Church has been making headlines for years. Some priests have been punished, but what about the bishops who shielded them?

Read the story here.

Translated from NOS TV in the Netherlands:

Pedophile priest still works with kids’

Today, 03:54

The Dutch pedophile priest Cornelio still works with children. In Brazil he accompanies children in making toys, according to a broadcast of the EO [Dutch Protestant broadcasting corporation] television show Dit is de Dag Onderzoek. The program, which will be broadcast tonight, did research on sexual abuse by missionaries.

Cornelio (90 years old) worked from 1962 to 1988 as the leader of the Roman Catholic youth activities in Vught [Noord-Brabant province, the Netherlands]. He organized children’s camps and taught children crafts lessons.

Congregation

Three men have said to the hotline for reporting sexual abuse in the Roman Catholic Church [officially recognized by the Dutch Roman Catholic Church] that they used to be repeatedly abused by the priest. They also saw during camps how he abused other boys. The hotline has upheld all complaints and Father Cornelio is also said to have admitted this.

The congregation of the priest promised several years ago to take appropriate action against the man, but Cornelio says he never got any penalty.

According to the investigative journalists of the EO, there are still more pedophile priests not dealt with by their congregations. The congregation of Father Cornelio did not want to respond to the broadcast.

Dit is de Dag Onderzoek, NPO 2 TV, 21:15.