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New Cameras

 

Black stork Webcam

 
Transmission courtesy of  Tele2/Televõrgud and EENet
Translation: Liis

 

On March 26, Renno and Urmas once again installed a web camera at the black stork nest in Läänemaa. This is the fourth consecutive season that we follow the nest life of black storks Tiit and Tiina. This winter is past and migrant birds are arriving. The first black storks usually reach Estonia at the end of March or the first days of April. In 2012 the first black stork arrived at the web cam nest on March 28, this winter made a similar meeting possible. Last year Tiit arrived only ion April 16th and Tiina two days later – winter really lasted until mid-April.
 
Breeding in the nest has been successful in all three previous camera seasons although problems have occurred too. Expectations are high for this year but reality will tell in view of us all (if technology will stand up).
 
By way of Mikrotik’s aerials the web camera image reaches the Elisa mobile tower at a distance of 11 kilometres and from there goes into the Televõrgud  fibre otpic cable. Televõrgud forward the camera  image to the  EENet server where decoding of the video and splitting of the stream takes place. The power systems of the camera in the forest and the aerials are fed by solar paneks.
 
 
Helping in the venture:

• Camera - Mobotix (Estonian representative - Beta Grupp OÜ)
• Aerials (MikroTik), cables, technical support - Kernel AS
• Image transmission to the EENet server, aerial work - Tele2/Televõrgud
• Stream multiplying, video recording, server space - EENet
• Solar panel solution - TTÜ Materjaliteaduse Instituut
• Mobile tower to ensure transmission - Elisa
• Where to find news and general info - looduskalender.ee
• Realization and additional information Kotkaklubi
• Maintenance costs of the black stork camera are covered by the Estonian  Ornithological Society  with the support of the Keskkonnainvesteeringute Keskus (KIK).

Nest life is observed and documented by the Looduskalender forum.
 
Recorded by  Kitty LK forum
 
Supporters:
 
Kotkaklubi     EENet