This 21 December 2017 video is about a slug feeding on an old plant of the celery family.
This took the slug five minutes; but the video has been speeded up to half a minute.
Rik Gielen made this video near Zwolle city in the Netherlands.
This 2011 video is from the Plaswijckpark in Rotterdam, the Netherlands. A young coot had got stuck in a fence. People managed to free it. After investigation whether it was wounded, the bird was freed and swam again.
Translated from Dutch Vroege Vogels radio today:
Polish coot in Zwolle
Now, every winter already for seven years there is a coot with a numbered collar in a park in Zwolle. The animal turns out to have been ringed in eastern Poland!
The coot was discovered by Claudia van der Leur, making a walk every day around the park. “I thought at first it was a bit sad, a coot with such a large collar. But now that I look back at it for so many years, one may assume that it does not suffer from this band. ”
Van der Leur came into contact with fellow birdwatcher Louis Zandbergen. Who scanned the Internet for the origin of the animal. It turned out to be a coot ringed in eastern Poland in 2010. Except in Poland and Zwolle, the animal has also been seen on several occasions in Germany.
Not ab usual migratory bird
Gerrit Gerritsen of BirdLife in the Netherlands Bird explains that although coots are not standard migrating birds “they still can travel considerable distances. In winter there are huge groups in our country. and part of them comes from Eastern Europe, as demonstrated by this lovely sighting by Claudia and Louis.”
That the animal has such fidelity to this site is not so surprising to Gerritsen. “A bird of course has an advantage if it is on familiar ground in both winter and summer. Then it learns best where the good food is and where dangers threaten.”
This coot has a white collar with the letters C18 on it.
Mr Kisteman married just ten days ago.
Dutch NOS TV reports today (translated):
Kisteman had baked some hundred and fifty loaves with the dough, and asked his clients to thoroughly investigate their bread.
He found the ring himself again this morning. “It was inside a loaf. When I was cutting bread, a piece got stuck in the machine. I immediately retrieved the loaf, and the ring was inside.”
“There’s a small scratch on it, but it does not matter.” The baker immediately called his wife. “She is also very happy. I can come home for dinner again tonight.”
Talking about Zwolle city: today, at the Sochi Winter Olympics, two twin brothers from Zwolle won medals. Michel Mulder became Olympic champion in 500 meter speed skating. His brother Ronald Mulder won the bronze medal. Jan Smeekens, also from the Netherlands, was in second place, just one hundredth of a second behind Michel Mulder.
This is a video about Michel Mulder from December last year, when he skated a 500 meter world record for lowland speed skating tracks.
After over three months, ever since 24 November 2013, today the northern hawk-owl was still present in Zwolle.
Here is another video about that owl.
And yet another one.
After 81 days, it left for an unknown destination.
UPDATE: the owl was not seen on 2 February. However, in the 3 February morning, it was seen again, near its usual spot, on a lamppost.