Goslings in Dutch national park, video


This video shows gray lag goose goslings in Oostvaardersplassen national park in the Netherlands.

Lizzvh made this video.

Dutch white-tailed eagles build new nest


This video shows a young white-tailed eagle, and ravens, in winter in Belarus.

Translated from warden Hans Breeveld of Oostvaardersplassen national park in the Netherlands today:

Last year it seemed that the sea eagles might not breed this year, maybe for the first time since 2006 in the Oostvaardersplassen. We thought that because the nest last summer during a storm was blown off its tree. It looked for a long time like the birds would not build a new nest, although previously it had been proved proved once that they can make a new nest in a very short time.

The last time the nest was ready within one month. Last week my colleague was in the field, and saw to his delight that close to the location where the nest was last year, again a white-tailed eagle was building a new nest.

Big mammals counted in Dutch national park


This video from the Netherlands is called Oostvaardersplassen – Large herbivores: Heck cattle.

On 26 and 27 October 2015, big grazing mammals were counted from helicopters in Oostvaardersplassen national park in the Netherlands.

The results became known today.

Heck cattle: 220 to 225 animals
Konik horses: 1075
Red deer: 2900 to 3350

Dutch red deer get bigger habitat


This video from the Netherlands is called Red deer rut.

Warden Bertwin Bergman of Oostvaardersplassen national park in the Netherlands writes today (translated):

Starting today hikers in Oostvaardersveld nature reserve may encounter red deer. Via a tunnel under the railway line, the red deer from the “Triangle” [in Oostvaardersplassen national park] now have the ability to go to the Oostvaardersveld. For [Heck] cattle and [konik] horses from the Oostvaardersplassen this does not apply. At the Praamweg road additional signs have been posted to alert motorists about the risk of big game crossing.

Golden plovers and white-tailed eagles counted


This video from Norway shows a golden plover in summer plumage.

Former warden Henk Hupkes reported today about recently counting birds in Oostvaardersplassen national park.

He counted over 5,000 plovers, mainly golden plovers. And quite some goshawks. A molting peregrine falcon. A female hen harrier. Also buzzards, merlins and kestrels. And the resident white-tailed eagle couple.

Grey heron eats vole, video


In this video, a grey heron eats a vole.

Ivan Kertai made this video in Oostvaardersplassen national park in the Netherlands.

Black-tailed godwits prepare for autumn migration to Africa


This 26 June 2015 video shows a group of black-tailed godwits preparing for autumn migration to Africa in Oostvaardersplassen national park in the Netherlands.

Grey lag geese in the background.

Black-tailed godwit book review: here.