VIDEOS OF BIRDS (Videos of Swifts can be found in the dedicated Swift pictures and videos section.

A Woodcock performing it's courtship flight above campsite Seedune on the Dutch Waddensea island Schiermonnikoog. Filmed june 8th 2006.

A Nightingale (Luscinia megarhynchos, Nachtegaal in Dutch) singing in the dense vegetation of Hop and Nettle in the beautiful Maasheggen area near Boxmeer, the Netherlands, on May 25th 2007.

A young Jackdaw being fed in our backyard. It's one of the nestlings that was in one of our chimneys. It's parent is partially 'leusistic', you can only just make out a white stripe on it's tail, but it also has white on it's wings, which is only visible when those are spread. Filmed june 4th 2008.

Barn Swallows flying around cows near Groesbeek on June 15th 2008.

A group of Cormorants hunting in the 'Oude Waal' on september 19th 2008.

A large group of Geese passing over the dyke to land in the 'Oude Waal' on september 19th 2008. On the shore a large group of Cormorants and a bunch of Spoonbills.

An Osprey (Pandion haliaetus) hunting above the 'Oude Waal' in the Ooijpolder near Nijmegen on september 19th 2008. The sound quality is very poor, both due to the wind and the noisy cars, but it might be worthwile to turn on the sound for the second dive so as to hear the splash. A photograph of the Osprey can be found in the Birds page of the pictures and videos section.

A short video of a couple of Fieldfares (Turdus pilaris) enjoying some apples in a valley only 5 minutes from our house. Filmed on november 19th 2008.

A Red-Necked Grebe that has just caught a fish. Filmed during a Bird Workgroup Nijmegen excursion to Ijmuiden on december 13th 2008.

A Lesser Spotted Woodpecker (Dendrocopos minor), filmed in forest Duivelsberg on december 28th 2008. See also the diary entry of december 28th 2008.

A very, very short video of a Goldcrest... Filmed at Wylerberglake on december 29th 2008.See also the diary entry of december 28th 2008.

A Bullfinch (Pyrrhula pyrrhula) eating old brambles. Filmed at Wylerberglake on december 29th 2008. See also the diary entry of december 28th 2008.

A Water Rail foraging (very succesfully) at the fish pass of "Hollands Duits gemaal" near Nijmegen. Filmed on january 17th 2009.

A Black Woodpecker (Dryocopus martius) filmed in forest Duivelsberg on January 25th 2009. It removes pieces of bark to reach the insects living underneath. It can be seen licking up something after it has removed a large piece.

A Hawfinch (Coccothraustes coccothraustes) enjoying some seeds up in a not all too high tree. Filmed at Wylerberglake on January 25th 2009.

A Barn Swallow (Hirunda rustica) entering a barn in strong wind. Filmed on may 27th 2009.

A Great Tit (Parus major) entering one of my Swift nest boxes on December 31st 2009 at around 17:30. After a couple of minutes it turns into a ball of down.

A sleeping Great Tit (Parus major) is awakened by fireworks at 0:00 on December 31st 2009. No sound unfortunately, but the first couple of bangs are certainly visible...

A Blackbird caught by a Weasel. Filmed at lake Wylerbergmeer near Beek on February 15th 2010.

A compilation of no less than 15 clips taken in three filming sessions of visitors of the seed feeder in our back garden on June 14th 2010.

A Blackbird (Turdus merula, Merel in Dutch) and later a male House Sparrow (Passer domesticus, Huismus in Dutch) eating from the core of an apple in our back garden on June 14th 2010.

A White-throated Dipper with food for his/her young waits for the right moment to enter the small cave in which it's nest hangs on one of the walls. Filmed June 19th 2010 at the waterfall near Nohn in the Eifel area in Germany.

A male House Sparrow (Passer domesticus) eating seeds from a seed feeder on September 20th 2010. The video shows how the Sparrow uses it's beak and tongue to remove the outer husk of the seed before eating it.

White-fronted Geese (Anser albifrons) in the Ooijpolder near Beek Ubbergen on November 7th 2010.

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