Red-crested pochard, new species on Dutch island


This is a red-crested pochard video from the Lake of Geneva in Switzerland.

Dutch birdwatcher Debby Doodeman writes about going by boat to De Kreupel, an island in the big IJsselmeer lake, on 17 May 2015.

There, she saw a male red-crested pochard. Maybe, his female partner sat on a nest not far away? Maybe there will be an answer to that, later at De Kreupel.

Red-crested pochards had never been seen on De Kreupel before. About 400 couples of this species nest in the Netherlands.

Sepp Blatter resigns as world football boss


Sepp Blatter

Daily Neue Zùrcher Zeitung from Switzerland reports today at 18:52, that Sepp Blatter, the boss of the FIFA international football organisation, is resigning. There will be a new election.

See also here.