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Deer fawns and whistles

21.07.2017 - 11:17

Video summary of departure of great tit nestlings from nest

20.07.2017 - 10:30

In the geat tit webcam nest all 8 nestlings fledged and left the nest on Saturday, July 15th. As first in the morning the oldest, 20 days old, left and as last the smallest nestling, up to 4 days younger than the others.

Great tit nestlings harassed by nest parasites

20.07.2017 - 10:20


(Published in Estonian 11.07.2017)

Whom do the great tit chicks eat?

20.07.2017 - 10:13

(Published in Estonian 05.07.2017)

In the great tit webcam nest the first chicks hatched on June 25th. By today [July 5th] the chicks have grown impressively: both adults feed them diligently during the whole daylight period. But whom do the parents bring as food for the nestlings?

Are there signs of the ”tasty chick” hypothesis in the webcam great tit nest?

17.07.2017 - 11:18


Although counting the nestlings in the camera nest is not easy – either the adult is warming the young in the nest or all chicks are not visible, lying on top of each other – Looduskalender forum says that probably all 8 chicks have hatched.

What will be the fate of the great tit chicks still in the nest?

16.07.2017 - 11:06

This morning [Saturday] the six largest chicks left the webcam nest. The oldest of them were 20 days old. The two smallest however, 3-4 days younger than the others, remained in the nest. What will be the fate of the chicks left behind ?

Great tit nestlings leaving nest since early morning

16.07.2017 - 11:00
The direct stream view from the great tit webcam nest is organised by the Estonian Ornithological Society in cooperation with Looduskalender, transmission is arranged by EENet and Tele2, the forum is organised by Looduskalender. News from the nest in the nest tree trunk are forwarded by science news magazine Linnuvaatleja. Supported by the Environmental Investment Centre (Keskkonnainvesteeringute Keskus) Estonian text dated 15.07.2017.

Waiting for great tit nestlings to leave nest

16.07.2017 - 10:48

In the great tit nest with webcam the first chicks were hatched on June 25th and on July 12th [date of the Estonian text], they were 17 days old. Usually great tit nestlings leave the nest in their third week of life, in periods with abundant food already at 15 days

LONG VIDEO: Osprey nestlings ringed

16.07.2017 - 10:30


Osprey       Kalakotkas        Pandion haliaetus


On Monday Ülo Väli ringed the osprey nestlings, commenting as he worked.

VIDEO: About life at the beaver dam

16.07.2017 - 10:22


Beaver          Kobras        Castor fiber


After midnight when our sight only barely still distinguishes the forest outline against the background of sky the camera ”sees” even in colour as the video shows.

About roe deer fawns now

15.07.2017 - 10:27

At the beaver dam

09.07.2017 - 09:51
The easily movable web camera setup is now ready and installed in Saaremaa. This is the first time that we test such a mobile webcam setup through the Elisa mobile network, and it will be adjusted when needed. The image in real time is shown from the site where the beaver camera that is already familiar to our viewers is situated, about 50-60 m downstream from the beaver dam. About 100 metres downstream from this dam is another beaver dam.

READER’S LETTER and VIDEO: Encounter with bear

03.07.2017 - 09:18

On leaving home we never know how many sparrows on the branch we will see or if we will hear the nightingale singing in the shrubs at all, but when we go along a forest path there is always the dream deep down that we might meet a bear. But to be honest, even with the growing population of bears in Estonia it is almost impossible to meet them.

VIDEO: Ringing of storklets

29.06.2017 - 11:09

Urmas Sellis and Ain Nurmla worked as experts should on the ringing of the storklets. The nest tree is not the easiest for this work. But the experience of Urmas with black storks and eagles goes back already for decades. Thanks!

Screencap Solo, LK forum

Unknown stork

29.06.2017 - 11:01


Black stork      Must-toonekurg       Ciconia nigra


Video story: Great spotted woodpecker and its chick

28.06.2017 - 11:38

Somewhere quite close to Tallinn , in an old summer house area by the sea,

Hatching of chicks could be watched seen in great tit nest with webcam

28.06.2017 - 11:33

On Sunday afternoon (June 25th) the hatching of the chicks could be watched in the nest in the tree trunk. It is surprising that the chicks hatched just then, since the great tit laid the last egg, the eighth one, in the nest only on June 16th.

Something to look for on Midsummer night

28.06.2017 - 11:25

On this somewhat magical night we have deliberately searched for ”glowworms”, some of us surely also for the ”fern flower”. The one in a group who first finds a glowing glowworm will enjoy good luck this year.

Oxeye daisies for midsummer flowers

28.06.2017 - 11:09


Oxeye daisy      Harilik härjasilm      Leucanthemum vulgare





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