Young sea eagle ringed in Dutch national park

This February 2016 Dutch video is about ringing young birds of prey in the Netherlands.

Today, warden Hans Breeveld in Oostvaardersplassen national park in the Netherlands reports that on 27 May 2016 the eaglet on the local sea eagle nest has been ringed.

In 2006 was the first ever white-tailed eagle nest in the Netherlands since the Middle Ages there in Oostvaardersplassen. Ever since, the eagles have continued nesting there, and have spread to other areas in the Netherlands as well.

This year’s eaglet was rather heavy, 4 kilogram, so it is probably a female. Its parents had brought fish, coots and grey lag goslings to feed it.

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.