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Picture story: Grain ball vandals

Submitted by Looduskalender EN on Fri, 13.01.2017 - 12:38

Images from webcam  IceAge and Shanta, LK forum

Great spotted woodpecker male

That smaller passerines like the grain balls viewers of the bird feeder camera have surely noticed, but bigger ones are also busy at them for getting food to store.

 Pildil olev isaslind lõhub võrgu täies teadmises, et suuremaid suutäisi saada ning tüütu nokitsemine lõpetada…

The male in the image tears up the net quite deliberately in order to get larger bites and avoid the boring pecking…

The crow family birds are smart and the magpie in the image takes at least three grain balls at a time to his hiding place.

Birth-giving time for viviparous eelpouts

Submitted by Looduskalender EN on Fri, 13.01.2017 - 12:23

Photo Tiit Hunt


Viviparous eelpout


Viviparous eelpout or blenny   Emakala  or kiviluts       Zoarces viviparus


The little researched eelpout belongs to the Perciformes order and Zoarces family of fish and is the only viviparous fish species fish, that is, giving birth to live fry (larvae), in Estonian waters.

The birthing started already last in December but goes on also in February. How do things proceed?

Sharpest concern of the year: Why Rail Baltic for us?

Submitted by Looduskalender EN on Fri, 13.01.2017 - 12:03

Journal „Eesti Loodus“ informs

In the last issue of 2016  of Eesti Loodus we bring the question of Rail Baltic to our readers.

Geographer  Arvo Järvet reminds of the start of the Rail Baltic project and discusses whether the creation of a high-speed railway in Estonia really is still meaningful. Logistics entrepreneur  Karli Lambot refers to the concern that the proposed Rail Baltic will become a monument in Europe to a thoughtless and wasteful culture.

Read the articles on the web: LINK


Submitted by Looduskalender EN on Fri, 13.01.2017 - 11:54

On December 9, 2016 the web newspaper ”Avalik Eesti” – "Public Estonia" started its publication.

”Avalik Eesti” will publish articles on the development of issues in the Estonian public sphere.

In the first issue of the newsletter people write who published an open letter in the newspaper Postimees on September 30th in which they asked for an open debate in the Estonian community of the planned Rail Baltic.

The editorial of the first issue says:

We see that the  '101 letter' has achieved its objective: public interest and a desire to contribute in the deliberations has come to life, but as before there still is a lack of adequate information about the plans.