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Spring migration web camera 2018

Submitted by Looduskalender EN on Thu, 19.04.2018 - 18:47

Transmission provided by Elisa and EENet
Introduction  Tiit Hunt, www.rmk.ee

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Estonian text posted 18.04.2018

To observe the spring migration of birds we have installed a camera on the Sassi Peninsula – in the same area where we in the autumn could observe the migration of mainly cranes and geese. At the springtime migration particularly many barnacle geese arrive here to the coastal meadows. The first barnacle geese have already been seen on the nearby fields and also flying over the observation point. Here on the coastal meadows they have nothing to do before some green to nibble at has grown. The shore vegetation will only begin to develop when the air temperature permanently holds at least 5 degrees of warmth throughout day and night. The cool spring and cold sea have not let the vegetation on the Sassi meadows sprout  

Felling truce in state forests

Submitted by Looduskalender EN on Thu, 19.04.2018 - 18:31

Photo Arne Ader
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Estonian text posted 15.04.2018

Sõtka pesapuu

Nest tree of goldeneye

The felling truce that was activated today is particularly aimed at preventing disturbances to birds nesting in old forests and animals during the reproduction period. The felling truce lasts until June 15th. An interruption of the spring felling has become a tradition in state forests from  2002.

In the state forests planting of more than 20 million trees is planned during the felling truce period and maintenance of young forests will be arranged on 40 thousand hectares..

Several private forest owners have also adapted their activities to the felling break.

Spring migration of frogs

Submitted by Looduskalender EN on Wed, 18.04.2018 - 14:02

ELF’s “ Konnad teel(t) - Frogs off roads”

Photo Arne Ader
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Estonian text posted 17.04.1018


Common frogs (Rana temporaria)


The warmer weather has woken up our amphibians that have started to migrate massively to their reproduction areas. In connection with this the Estonian Fund for Nature (ELF) calls all to help frogs to cross road cuts safely where the migration paths of amphibians meet motoring roads. Drivers should be particularly attentive late at night when the migration is large and volunteers are out to help the amphibians.

Egg in black stork nest!

Submitted by Looduskalender EN on Tue, 17.04.2018 - 16:29

Early morning screencap Liz, LK forum
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Estonian text posted 16.04.2018

It is 5.15 in the morning


Black stork        Must-toonekurg       Ciconia nigra


In the nest of the stork pair, carefully finished with moss in the last few days there was an egg in the early morning and the pair standing proudly beside it.

So the first egg was in the nest on April 16th.