Partridge cleanses its feathers


This 4 April 2017 video shows a grey partridge cleansing its feathers near Middelburg in Zeeland province in the Netherlands.

Henk Huige made this video.

Five-legged lamb born in Dutch Zeeland


Five-legged lamb Adèle

Dutch regional broadcasting organisation Omroep Zeeland reported on 28 January 2017 that a five-legged lamb had been born at Bertus Aartsen’s farm in Sint Jansteen village in Dutch Zeeland province.

In spite of her very unusual five legs, the lamb is healthy.

Normally, farmer Aartsen does not name his lambs. However, in this case he made an exception. He named her Adèle. As she was born on 21 January 2017: the dying day of well-known Dutch actress Adèle Bloemendaal, who starred in TV series ‘t Schaep met de 5 pooten (the five-legged sheep).

Aartsen usually sells his lambs to other farmers or slaughterhouses. However, he will keep Adèle if there is much interest in her, he said.

Earlier this month, another five-legged lamb (a white one; not black like Adèle) was born in England.

Lumpsucker fish guards eggs, video


This 21 Mach 2017 video shows a male lumpsucker fish guarding eggs. He moves his fins to provide the eggs with oxygen.

Diver Bert Peters made this video in the Oosterschelde estuary in Zeeland province in the Netherlands..

Red knots feeding, video


This 15 February 2017 video is about red knots feeding at the Brouwersdam causeway in Zeeland province in the Netherlands.

Water rail in reed bed


This 29 January 2017 video shows a water rail feeding in a reed bed near the Philipsdam causeway in Zeeland province in the Netherlands.

Red knots flee surf


This 13 January 2017 video shows red knots fleeing the surf at the Brouwersdam causeway in Zeeland province in the Netherlands.

Black-bellied plover passes, video


This 12 January 2017 video from the Netherlands shows a black-bellied plover in winter plumage passing along the land wash in Zeeland province in the Netherlands.