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.

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.