Wren, skylark dry ‘bathing’

This 29 September 2016 video is about a wren in the Netherlands. After bathing in the gutter of a roof, it ‘bathes‘ drying itself in a crib.

Gertjan Bohms made this video.

This 19 October 2016 video shows a skylark, ‘bathing’ in pebbles to get rid of irritants. Tjibbe de Leeuw in the Netherlands made this video.

Rabbit contacts horse, video

In this 19 October 2016 video by Saskia Kabel from the Netherlands, a rabbit tries to contact a horse.

Two dunlin resting on jetty, video

This 18 October 2016 video shows that dunlin are not only on the beach near the harbour jetty in IJmuiden, the Netherlands; but on the jetty itself as well.

Dunlin near the IJmuiden jetty

This 17 October 2016 video is about dunlin on the beach near the southern jetty of IJmuiden harbour in the Netherlands.

Bohemian waxwing video

This 13 October 2016 video from the Netherlands is about Bohemian waxwings.

Dutch sand dunes national park, video

This 11 October 2016 video is about the sand dunes national park near the North Sea in South Holland province in the Netherlands.

It is one of thirteen nature reserves which are candidates in an election of the most beautiful nature reserve in the Netherlands.

Meadow pipit, bird migration winner

This video is called Meadow Pipit (Anthus pratensis) running, sitting and singing (with black-tailed godwit in the background).

On 1 October 2016, like in other years, migratory birds were counted in the Netherlands (and in other countries), during the annual Euro Birdwatch event.

This year, there was a surprising winner: the meadow pipit. 100,570 migrating birds of that species, mainly from Scandinavia, were seen on that 1 October in the Netherlands.

Second was the chaffinch; 98,391 migrating chaffinches.

Third was the starling: 49,742 birds. In earlier years, starlings were at #1. This year, the weather on 1 October was unusually mild, meaning many starlings were not migrating yet.