Young spoonbills born, see them on webcam


This 2014 video from the Netherlands says about itself:

Nest of Eurasian spoonbill or common spoonbill (Platalea leucorodia) containing eggs and chicks.

Author: Natuur Digitaal (Marc Plomp); Stichting Natuurbeelden

In Dutch nature reserve Nieuwkoopse Plassen, the first young spoonbills of this year’s nesting season have hatched.

You can see them on a webcam, here.

You will probably also see and hear black-headed gulls close to them.

Otters in the Netherlands


In this 21 December 2016 video from the Nieuwkoopse Plassen nature reserve in the Netherlands, wildlife warden Hanne searches for otters and their traces.

Young otters born in Dutch nature reserve


This 29 November 2016 Dutch video is about young otters born in Nieuwkoopse Plassen nature reserve, as proven by camera trap images. Otters had been absent there for many years.

This 28 September 2016 Dutch video is about the decision by the Zuid-Holland provincial legislature to build three tunnels around the Nieuwkoopse Plassen nature reserve, to prevent otters and other animals from being killed by cars. Earlier, that plan had been stopped.

Squacco heron video


This video shows a squacco heron, a rare bird in the Netherlands.

Luuk Punt made this video in the Nieuwkoopse Plassen nature reserve.

Young otters born in Nieuwkoopse plassen


This video shows young otters on 20 April 2015 in Nieuwkoopse plassen nature reserve in the Netherlands. It is the first time since forty years ago that otters have been born in this region.

See also here. And here. And here.

More great egrets wintering


This is a video from the Czech republic about a great egret and grey herons.

According to warden Martijn van Schie, about 270 great egrets winter now in Nieuwkoopse Plassen nature reserve in the Netherlands.

That is more than ever.

Otter back in Dutch nature reserve, video


For the first time ever after over thirty years, a living otter has been seen in the Nieuwkoopse plassen nature reserve in the Netherlands. This video is about it.

See also here.

Nieuwkoop otter still alive: here.

Bar-headed geese, fox, harrier, grebe chicks


Nieuwkoopse Plassen scenery, 19 May 2013

On 19 May 2013, as described earlier, still in the Nieuwkoopse Plassen nature reserve.

Common tern, 19 May 2013

A common tern flying. The light makes it look almost like a black tern.

A buzzard flying.

Marsh marigold still flowering, though the flowers are mostly finished.

A carrion crow.

Red campion flowers.

Red fox, 19 May 2013

A fox sitting on a meadow.

Pheasant male, Nieuwkoopse Plasen, 19 May 2013

About thirty meter to the right, a male pheasant. A buzzard flies above them both. The fox does not try to catch the pheasant, maybe knowing that the bird has seen it already. After a long time, the fox goes away, to the left.

A female marsh harrier flying.

And a swift.

Curlew, dung heap, Nieuwkoopse Plassen, 19 May 2013

A curlew on a dung heap.

Bar-headed goose and poney, 19 May 2013

Then, two bar-headed geese on a meadow between ponies. More about these geese is here.

Barnacle geese with gosling, 19 May 2019

More to the right on that meadow, two barnacle geese with a gosling.

Mute swan on nest, 19 May 2013

A mute swan on its nest.

Great crested grebe and chicks, 19 May 2013

A great crested grebe swims with three chicks on its back.

Grebe chick on back, 19 May 2013

Nieuwkoopse Plassen scenery, reed harvested for roofs, 19 May 2013

Just before our boat arrives back in Noorden, a blue tit on a reed stem.