VIDEO: When there are no trout in the spawning ground we see sticklebacks

Submitted by Looduskalender EN on Mon, 17.12.2018 - 10:26

Video recorded by Parabols, LK forum

English translation Liis

Estonian text posted 12.12.2018 


The video is a couple of years old. This year the water flow is extremely small and the water too muddy for recording a video


Ninespine stickleback    Luukarits    Pungitius pungitius    


The slim, spool-shaped sticklebacks have conspicuous spines on the back (dorsal) fin. There may be nine up to eleven of them, and in addition one on each ventral fin.

The thin peduncle or tail stem is noticeable. The lifetime of these small fish reaches up to three years. Most have a similar body length, five to six centimetres.

VIDEO: Busy in daylight

Submitted by Looduskalender EN on Fri, 14.12.2018 - 11:28

Video recorded by AnSa, LK forum
English translation Liis

Estonian text  posted 12.12.2018



Jackal; Golden jackal      Šaakal or harilik šaakal        Canis aureus


In full winter fur the animals look much sturdier. The cautious animals are busy in full daylight. Of course they are tempted by the smells of offered food but about this we have already written earlier.

For interested readers there is more reading on the LK forum page: LINK

VIDEO: Spawn robbers on the move

Submitted by Looduskalender EN on Tue, 11.12.2018 - 13:58

Image from webcam IceAge, LK forum

Video Urmas Lettwww.een

English translation Liis

Estonian text posted 10.12.2018

The feet of three mallards are visible; they are on their way upstream to even  shallower water

Mallard         Sinikael-part       Anas platyrhynchos


For the first time we saw the plundering visits of mallards to the trout spawning ground three  years ago – the images were quite rare. But the sounds of ducks near the web camera at the spawning ground were heard already a year earlier.

VIDEO: How the frog met its end at the spawning place

Submitted by Looduskalender EN on Thu, 06.12.2018 - 20:50

Video recorded by Klaabar, LK forum/

English translation Liis

Estonian text posted 03.12.2018


The water level in the trout spawning place is really very low. The frog had probably crept into a turf at the brink, a little higher up than the spawning area to spend the winter but the cold weather and ice cover forced it to search downstream for deeper water where it would be possible to dig into the bottom mud once more …

Catching such images is not common. Wintering frogs have plenty of enemies

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