This video is about baby oystercatchers and their parent.
A. G. Hols made this video in June 2016 on Texel island in the Netherlands.
This video is called Kentish Plover “Plumage Cleaning” (Charadrius alexandrinus).
This video shows an oystercatcher in Norway.
Translated from Dutch NOS TV today:
On the Maasvlakte near Rotterdam a birder this week has spotted an oystercatcher that is at least 46 years old. Never before has such an old oystercatcher been seen in the Netherlands, reports Sovon bird research in the Netherlands.
The animal was ringed on Texel on March 3, 1972 when it was at least two years old. The previous record was 43 years. Oystercatchers rarely get older than 20 years.
Incidentally, things are not well with this bird species in the Netherlands. Since 1990, the number of oystercatchers has decreased by 65 percent. …
This year, according to Sovon, there are 40,000 to 70,000 breeding pairs.
Translated from Dutch NOS TV:
A family from Gouda found a mammoth bone tens of thousands of years old during a walk on the beach of Texel. Arieke Visscher and her daughters Francine and Ruth made the discovery at beach post 28, the regional broadcasting organisation NH writes.
Mother Arieke thought almost immediately that it was a mammoth bone. Her grandfather was a fisherman and fished these bones from the sea.
The bones of mammoths are still found at the bottom of the sea. The bones end up on the beach and North Sea sand is used for widening the beach. The discovery on the island, according to Ecomare therefore is “not very special, but still very nice.”
This video says about itself:
27 April 2009
A parasitic wasp has injected her eggs into a caterpillar — and now they’re ready to hatch.
Today, warden Erik van der Spek on Texel island in the Netherlands writes that a wasp species has been discovered on Texel which had never been seen in the Netherlands before. It is Neorhacodes enslini.
This small parasitic wasp species of the Ichneumonidae family lays it eggs in the nests of bigger wasp species.
Antlers made into ax found – 22-06-16
A very special find on the Texel beach. The 5-year-old German girl Lisa Dennemann discovered at beach post 17 an old piece of a red deer antler. The special thing about the discovery is that the antlers have been worked on. Some 3,000 to 9,000 years ago someone made them into an ax head. It is a tool from prehistory. The ax is from the Mesolithic or Neolithic, the time of the hunter-gatherers. They hunted here, including red deer.
Made with flint
The antler ax is made of the lower piece of an antler of a deer, with a round hole between eye branch and another branch of the antlers. This hole was for the stem of the ax. This piercing was made with a flint tool. The bezel was made by scraping it against a flat stone. Experts call this type of ax a type A basic ax …
This type of ax has been found throughout northwestern Europe, including Denmark, Germany, Austria, Belgium, England and the Netherlands. From the provincial depot for archeology of North Holland two such axes are known. We are delighted that Lisa Dennemann wanted to give us her rare find, because it is important for research into the history of the inhabitants of that ancient time!
The antlers ax is exhibited now in Ecomare.