Buzzards play fighting, video

This 25 September 2016 video is about two buzzards play fighting for a place on a willow tree top in the Donkse Laagten nature reserve in the Netherlands.

American kestrel video

This video from the USA says about itself:

24 September 2016

American Kestrel falcon hunting grasshoppers from a power line in open range land. This has been a challenging bird to catch on film and it is a bit shaky at times. The kestrel would watch for prey – grasshoppers and large dragonflies and then take off – sometimes hovering over the field before striking. I wish I could get video of that, but these are very small and fast raptors and with a wide shot one can barely see them.

The American kestrel (Falco sparverius) is the smallest and most common falcon in North America. It has about a two to one range in size over subspecies and sex, varying in size from about the weight of a blue jay to a mourning dove. It also ranges to South America, and is a well established species that has evolved seventeen subspecies adapted to different environments and habitats throughout the Americas.

Peregrine falcons, identifying them

This video from Britain says about itself:

16 September 2016

A truly iconic species, tales of Peregrine stoop speeds and its claim to be the fastest bird on Earth are familiar, but how do you identify it? Now recovering from years of persecution and pesticide-related poisoning, Peregrines can once more be found across the country, even in our towns and cities but how do you pick them out from our other falcons?

Good red kite news

This video says about itself:

25 November 2010

Photographer and biologist Johan Hammar is photographing red kite (Milvus milvus) from a hide in southern Sweden. Europe holds about 95 % of the world population of red kites but in many countries they are decreasing. In Sweden it was almost extinct. Only 30 pairs remained in 1960. But thanks to nature conservation efforts there are now more than 1300 breeding pairs in Sweden.

BirdLife in the Netherlands reported on 14 September 2016 things are going well for red kites in the Netherlands. In 2014 3 nesting couples; in 2015 8; this year about 10.

However, there is a threat for this species of people poisoning raptors.

In Belgium there are about 200 nesting couples.

Goshawk, buzzard fight about prey

This is a camera trap video from nature reserve De Onlanden in Drenthe province in the Netherlands. On 22 August 2016, a female goshawk had caught a prey. However, a buzzard tried to steal it from her.

Two magpies drive sparrowhawk away

This 14 July 2016 video shows two magpies driving a sparrowhawk away from a garden in Noordwijkerhout in the Netherlands.

Cleem van Gool made this video.