Sea eagle and carrion crow video


This 17 February 2017 video shows a sea eagle and a carrion crow feeding in Oostvaardersplassen national park in the Netherlands. The crow pulls at the eagle’s tail.

Angeline Rijkeboer made this video.

Bearded tits flock in winter


This 12 February 2017 video shows a bearded tits flock, both males and females, in a reed bed in Oostvaardersplassen national park in the Netherlands; while snow falls.

Four sea eagles feeding, video


This 11 February 2017 video is from Oostvaardersplassen national park in the Netherlands. A white-tailed eagle had caught a great cormorant and fed on it on the ice. Three other sea eagles, carrion crows and a red fox joined it.

Dutch wildlife film in Japan


This September 2016 video is the Japanese trailer for the Dutch wildlife film De Nieuwe Wildernis (The new wilderness), about Oostvaardersplassen national park in the Netherlands.

Translated from Dutch regional broadcasting organisation Omroep Flevoland:

New Wilderness in Japanese cinemas

December 20, 2016

Wildlife film “The New Wilderness” on the Oostvaardersplassen is popular abroad. After, eg, having been shown on TV in Germany and Belgium, the film is now in Japanese cinemas. So says producer Ton Okkerse.

In ten Japanese cities The New Wilderness recently started at the cinemas. A special event according to Okkerse. Not often European films are shown in Japanese cinemas. Certainly not wildlife films.

Japanese interest for the Oostvaardersplassen is according to Okkerse because of the Fukushima nuclear disaster five years ago. This disaster still causes much debate in the country. Thus, inter alia, ‘rewilding’, meaning returning areas to nature, is considered.

What the Japanese exactly think about De Nieuwe Wildernis is guesswork. Okkerse does get reviews and reports on visitors’ numbers, but he can not read them because of the language barrier and Japanese characters.

Red fox catches rodent, video


On this 13 September 2016 video, a red fox catches a rodent on the dike on the border of Oostvaardersplassen national park in the Netherlands.

Rob Edelman made this video.

Red fox catching mice, video


This 18 August 2016 video shows a red fox catching mice along a footpath.

Jelle Schouten made this video in Oostvaardersplassen national park in the Netherlands.

Don’t feed red foxes: here.

Bird news from Dutch national park


This is a May 2011 Dutch video on Oostvaardersplassen national park.

Wildlife warden Jan Griekspoor from Dutch national park Oostvaardersplassen writes today about 2016 bird news.

This includes:

80 spoonbill couples nest in Oostvaardersplassen this year.

There are 200 great egret couples as well.

Lesser egrets have probably nested in 2016.

There were at least 12 calling male bitterns; meaning probably more nests.

In the Oostvaardersveld, black-winged stilts have nested.

At least 60 marsh harrier couples this year.

There are about 1,000 shoveler ducks, less than usually.

This year’s sea eagle eaglet is doing well. It flies regularly around the nest.

About 1,800 great cormorant couples nest; less than in other years.

There are at least 25 nesting territories of the rare spotted crake.

Finally, young red foxes everywhere.