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Web camera image captured by Airras, LK forum
Translation: Liis
 
Blue tit         Sinitihane       Parus caeruleus
 
Blue tits weigh nearly half less than our largest great tits, a little more than 10 grams, and length too is about an inch less. They...
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Birder:  Margus Ots, Linnuvaatleja.ee
Photo: Aivar Veide
Translation: Liis
Fox sparrow
 
2012 summary
 
The Big Year is at an end and it is time to make summaries. 276 bird species accumulated in my 2012 species list during the year. The last species to be added was the fox...
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Birder Margus Ots, Linnuvaatleja.ee
Translation: Liis
When such a sign comes up then really "no more business here" and the Big Year must be considered finished (Meerapalu 31.12.2012)
 
Although we had the Big Year final party some days ago already, I still decided to go on a trip today. If I had taken on the birding project for the whole year, then I should get out on the last day of the year too. The weather was snivelly, dark and windy, but I made a tour of the Järveselja forests nevertheless. The last chance in Tartumaa to get one more...
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Birder Margus Ots, Linnuvaatleja.ee
Photos: Kaarel Kaisel and Arne Ader
Translation: Liis
L
 Eagle owl
 
December 22nd
 
I finally managed to get out on a bird trip again after a long time. We fled from the severe cold to the warmth of Saaremaa. Watching for the ...
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Birder Margus Ots, Linnuvaatleja.ee
Translation: Liis
December 2nd
 
Wood lark at Sõrve säär 02.12.2012. In the morning 4 wood larks were busy near the lighthouse. One of them was visibly weak and let itself be captured by hand. Sadly, the bird died, apparently from injury (one leg missing), cold and hunger (Photo: Uku Paal)
 
During the night pretty much more snow fell on Sõrve säär and the view was quite wintery here too. At once...
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 Birder Margus OtsLinnuvaatleja.ee
Photo: Arne Ader
TranslationLiis
Common snipe
 
On December 1st collecting of winter points starts and so more birders than usual might be seen moving around in the beginning of the month. But this first day passed somehow very quietly. No messages at all came by Rariliin (Birdline) in the morning. Towards evening however...
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Birder  Margus Ots, Linnuvaatleja.ee
Photo: Arne Ader
Translation: Liis
View of Dirham cape
 
November is probably the dullest bird month and so I did not venture out much, only a couple of times on twitching trips. In the beginning of the month, November 2 – 3, I went to Dirham in Läänemaa to twitch the little bunting and on November 19th I managed to see the...
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Birder Margus Ots, Linnuvaatleja.ee
Photo: Aivar Veide
Translation: Liis
 
Mediterranean gull, 21.11.2012 Haapsalu. Black mask, black beak and black feet: by these characteristics a young Mediterranean gull can be discovered among the black-headed gulls
 
November 25th
 

On Wednesday November 21st a...

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Birder Margus Ots, Linnuvaatleja.ee
Translation: Liis
Naumann’s thrush (Turdus naumanni) 19.11.2012 at Pitkäna, Kihnu island – new species for Estonia! An extremely secretive bird whom it was complicated to capture in a photo. But the characteristic traits of the species are visible even in the foggy photo (Photo: Uku Paal)
 
Naumann's thrush   Ruskerästas     ...
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Birder Margus Ots, Linnuvaatleja.ee
Translation: Liis
Pine grosbeak, Kabli bird station 24.10.2012
 
As it happens somehow I haven’t managed to get out on any birding trips for 2 whole weeks. Such a long pause hasn’t occurred earlier this year and will not be repeated either. November is actually one of the most boring bird months and I did not have any plans for long trips, but some interesting things have happened in the meantime all the same. Reports from all Estonia continued to arrive about...
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