All-female marsh harrier couple raises chicks


This video from England says about itself:

15 April 2016

A magical day watching (and filming) Marsh Harriers and other wildlife (Cetti’s Warbler, Muntjac Deer, Linnet, Roe Deer, Swallows) on a glorious sunny day at RSPB Fowlmere, Cambridgeshire.

Usually, baby marsh harriers are raised by male-female couples.

However, this nesting season there was an unusual discovery in Oostvaardersplassen national park in the Netherlands. There, a young female harrier divided the food among her chicks in the nest. However, the prey was brought, not by a male bird, as usually, but by an older adult female.

The young birds have fledged now.

Why had the young adult female’s male partner disappeared? Who was the older female? The younger female’s mother? Her older sister? Her new-found love? We don’t know. These were not ringed birds.

Some years ago, at a marsh harrier nest on Texel island in the Netherlands, the adult female somehow disappeared. Then, the father managed to raise the chicks on his own.

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Red fox eats dead deer


This 6 June 2017 video shows a red fox, and a carrion crow, eating a dead red deer.

Meanwhile, in the water, teal, shelduck, coots, spotted redshank and other birds.

Bas van der Linde and Noortje Loonen made this video in Oostvaardersplassen national park in the Netherlands.

Ringing young sea eagles, video


This 23 May 2017 Dutch video is about ringing young sea eagles at their nest in Oostvaardersplassen national park in the Netherlands.

See also here.

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.