Osprey nestling, first ever in the Netherlands


This 5 July 2016 video shows the (as far as is known) first ever young osprey hatched in the Netherlands, in Biesbosch national park. There may have been a second youngster which died, but that is not certain.

Young osprey on video


This 28 June 2016 shows the osprey nest in Biesbosch national park. It is the first osprey nest ever known in the Netherlands.

I saw the nest myself. On the video in my report about that, one can see indirectly at least one young osprey is present, as it defecates in a curve over the side of the nest.

In this new video, one can see a young bird for the first time. Like other videos, it was filmed at a distance of hundreds of meters, as people being closer to the nest might disturb the ospreys.

Dutch osprey nest, a first


This 7 June 2016 video shows the first ever Dutch osprey nest (as far as is known) where a youngster has hatched; in the Biesbosch national park. The parents feed the youngster.

Osprey nest in Montana, USA


This video from the USA says about itself:

Hellgate 26 05 2016

With thanks to Riverside Health Care Center, Univ of MontanaBiological Sciences & Cornell Lab of Ornithology for the cam feed.

First osprey nest in the Netherlands, video


This 3 May 2016 video from Biesbosch national park shows the first ever osprey breeding couple in the Netherlands (as far as is known).

One of the parents brings a fish to the nest.

Ospreys breeding, first time in the Netherlands


This 30 April 2016 video from the Netherlands says about itself (translated):

For many decades nature lovers and bird watchers had hoped for the arrival of ospreys as breeding birds in the Dutch countryside. In 2016, this finally became true: a bird already for days has been sitting in the incubator stance on a nest in the Biesbosch National Park.

Maybe ospreys nested in the Netherlands centuries ago. But as far as people know, this is the first osprey nest with eggs ever in the Netherlands.

Of this couple, the male has been ringed and is four years old. The female has no ring. Probably, she is of the same age.

Already in 2014 and 2015, the ospreys built nests in the Biesbosch. They did not lay eggs, as the couple was still sexually immature then.

Now they are back from wintering in Africa at last year’s nest.

Biesbosh ospreys are said to eat mainly rudd.

Sea eagles already nest in the Biesbosch. They also had been away from the Netherlands; until they returned to Oostvaardersplassen national park in 2006, later nesting elsewhere as well.

Osprey in the Netherlands, video


This video shows an osprey. Maybe, a fish bone got stuck in its throat, judging from its movements.

Martijn Struijf in the Netherlands made this video.