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