Great cormorants feeding and drying wings


This 5 October 2017 video shows scores of great cormorants, hunting together for fish. Afterwards, they dry their wings.

Harry Brummelhuis made this video in the Duursche Waarden nature reserve in Overijssel province in the Netherlands.

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Bee on cornflower


This 18 July 2017 video shows a bee on a cornflower, in the Heemtuin garden in Hengelo in Overijssel province in the Netherlands.

Monique Loman made this video.

Green woodpecker hiding, video


This 17 March 2017 video shows a green woodpecker hiding behind a tree.

Jan Gorel made this video near Hengelo in Overijssel province in the Netherlands.

Eurasian treecreeper expansion news


This video from Sweden is called Eurasian Treecreeper (Certhia familiaris).

Eurasian treecreepers are the most common treecreeper species of the British isles and eastern Europe. However, in the Netherlands, especially the west, the short-toed treecreeper is the most common species.

Today, Dutch Vroege Vogels TV reports that Eurasian treecreepers are expanding in the south and east of the Netherlands. In Twente region in Overijssel province, about 10-15 couples now nest year after year.

Like the middle spotted woodpecker, also expanding in the Netherlands, this species benefits from changed forest management, in which old and dead trees are removed less often.