Hedgehog on windy island, video


This 5 April 2019 video is about a hedgehog crossing a grassy patch on a windy day on Vlieland island in the Netherlands.

Meike Brendel made the video.

Butterflies of Vlieland island


This 2018 video is about butterflies of Vlieland island in the Netherlands. There are no pesticides on Vlieland, which is good for butterflies. Among Vlieland species are, eg, Niobe fritillary, dark green fritillary and Queen of Spain fritillary.

Honey bees of Vlieland island


This 2018 video is about honeybees of Vlieland island in the Netherlands. Here, they breed the non-aggressive Carniolan subspecies of bees; originally from Slovenia.

Apple orchards surrounded by agricultural lands are visited by a less diverse collection of bee species than orchards surrounded by natural habitats, according to a new Cornell University-led study, published in the journal Science: here.

Chaffinches on Vlieland island


This 16 March 2018 video is about chaffinches on a windy pebble beach on Vlieland island in the Netherlands.

Harry Brummelhuis made this video.

Bohemian waxwing eating berries


This 16 January 2018 video is about a Bohemian waxwing eating berries on Vlieland island in the Netherlands.

Roelke Nieweg made this video.

Eyebrowed thrush on Vlieland island


This 21 October 2017 video is about an eyebrowed thrush eating berries on Vlieland island in the Netherlands.

This Asian species is rare in western Europe. The bird on Vlieland was a young male, not yet one year old. See also here.

Eyebrowed thrush birders on Vlieland

This rare thrush attracted many birders to the dike above the backyards of Vlieland village.

This is also an 21 October 2017 eyebrowed thrush video, but not especially on the Vlieland individual.

Goat shit, rabbit shit, food on Vlieland island?


Vlieland goat shit, 29 September 2017

This 29 September 2017 cell phone photo is from the ship from Harlingen harbour to Vlieland island in the Netherlands.

On Vlieland there are not only beautiful birds, but goats and rabbits as well.

The captions on the boxes say Vlieland goat excrement and Vlieland rabbit excrement.

Do people really eat shit on Vlieland?

No: the content of the boxes is licorice.

Study debunks fishy tale of how rabbits were first tamed. A pope’s proclamation that bunnies are fish, so can be eaten for Lent may never have happened. By Tina Hesman Saey, 1:30pm, February 14, 2018.