This March 2018 video shows a coot on too thin ice; while a mute swan watches.
Heike Prinsen in the Netherlands made this video.
This 19 March 2018 video shows how a wintry east wind makes ice sculptures near Monnickendam in the Netherlands.
This video is about birds in this Dutch winter; on Goeree-Overflakkee island and the Grevelingendam causeway. Including smew, common merganser, coots, little grebe, tufted duck and others.
This video from the Netherlands says about itself:
3 March 2018
2018 Hendrick Avercamp – Live Painting @ Slag Om Groll
Live event filmed by Paul van Druten
with Canon Legria Mini X Pocket Camcorder
This video is about people in 17th century clothing skating in Groenlo town in Gelderland province.
In this way, they commemorated both 17th century Dutch painter Hendrick Avercamp, and the 1627 battle of Groenlo.
The 17th century was a ‘little Ice Age‘ for the Netherlands, with many icy winters and many people skating. Hendrick Avercamp was one of many painters depicting that then.
In that, Rembrandt was not a typical Dutch painter.
Though Rembrandt was born close to the Rhine river, where, as we know from other painters, in many winters, usually more severe in the seventeenth century than now, many citizens of Leiden came for skating, he seems to not have liked winter and skating.
As of all his paintings, only one is a winter scene.
This re-enactment was also about the 1627 battle of Groenlo. When the army of the Dutch republic drove the Spanish army from the town. That battle is reenacted year after year; but now for the first time on ice.
As there is snow and ice now in the Netherlands, this female pheasant visited a house in the Haarlemmermeer local authority.
She sought the company of other birds (stone ones).
This photo by Arianna from the Netherlands shows a kingfisher catching a fish in a hole in the ice.
Kingfishers don’t like ice, as it makes it harder to find food. Dutch conservationists advocate making holes in the ice to help kingfishers.
2017 was a good nesting year for kingfishers: about 1000-1300 couples in the Netherlands.