New spoonbill nesting colony on Texel island


This is a Eurasian spoonbill video.

Wildlife warden Anna Sprenkeling on Texel island in the Netherlands reports today that this spring, there is a new Eurasian spoonbill nesting colony in the Slufter nature reserve.

There were already three Texel spoonbill colonies: the Muy, the Schorren and the Geul.

In the 1980s there were just about 100 spoonbill couples in all of the Netherlands. That has now increased to about 2500.

So far, 16 nests have been counted in the Slufter; 27 in the Muy; and 378 in the Geul. Very probably, more birds will still start nesting.

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Texel beach small animals, microscopic time-lapse video


This is a 24 May 2019 time-lapse video about microscopically small animals like flatworms, Euglenas, etc. on the beach of Texel island in the Netherlands.

Macrophotographer Wim van Egmond made this video.

Eight new bug species discovered on Texel


This November 2018 video says about itself:

This video is exploring the general characteristics of the insect order Hemiptera.

The blog of wildlife warden Erik van der Spek on Texel island in the Netherlands reports today (translated):

Bug researchers Dik Hermes and Berend Aukema have found eight bug species new for Texel in 2018, four of which are also new for the Wadden Sea area. Meanwhile, 342 of the 641 bug species known from the Netherlands are also known from Texel.

Oil slick victim guillemots cleansed


This 18 December 2018 video is from Ecomare museum on Texel island in the Netherlands. Then, over twenty guillemots had been brought to the museum. The birds had become victims of an oil slick.

The video shows washing the guillemots; to clean their feathers and make it possible to free the birds again.