Golden plovers in the evening light

This September 2016 video shows golden plovers in the evening light. These birds have migrated from the Arctic to Zeeland province in the Netherlands.

Seahorses mating in Zeeland video

This June 2016 video is about two seahorses mating in the Oosterschelde estuary in Zeeland province in the Netherlands.

Two snipes on video

This 7 September 2016 video is about two snipes, and a northern lapwing, in Zeeland province in the Netherlands.

New crab species in the Netherlands

This 28 July 2016 video shows a Dromia personata crab with an Aplidium elegans sea squirt.

On 11 August 2016, divers in the Oosterschelde estuary in Dutch Zeeland province saw a Dromia personata crab. It was the first time ever that this crab had been seen in the Netherlands. It is a species of southern European and west African coasts.

‘Fallow deer killed illegally’

This video says about itself:

Fallow Deer Rut – The Bucks are Back in Town!

8 October 2013

Simon King watches the bucks strut their stuff in the New Forest in southern England, chasing the does and scrapping with their foes!

Translated from Dutch NOS TV:

‘Licence to shoot fallow deer in Zeeland was illegal’

Today, 13:17

Zeeland province should not have given permission for shooting fallow deer in two of Zeeland’s nature reserves. This the court decided today, writes regional broadcaster Omroep Zeeland.

According to the court of Zeeland and West-Brabant, the province has not proved that in the nature reserves Manteling Walcheren and Kop van Schouwen there actually are problems for the welfare of the animals in large populations. For other arguments of the provincial authorities there was insufficient evidence, according to the court.

Protected species

Fallow deer are a protected species. In principle, they should not be hunted. Provinces are allowed to grant exemptions for hunting, but that may only happen under certain conditions.

Meadow pipit on pole, video

This video shows a meadow pipit on a pole in Zeeland province in the Netherlands.

Sand martins on barbed wire

This 9 July 2016 video shows sand martins on barbed wire in Zeeland province in the Netherlands.