Text Aivar Leito
Photos Ainar Unus
Estonian text published 11.10.2017
Juvenile crane from this year with transmitter
On October 6 2017, from the morning until afternoon, an active crane migration towards south took place in western Estonia. Our young sat cranes from this summer also started on their way with this migration wave: Loode“ from the Mullutu crane community in eastern Saaremaa, crane „Liiva“ from the Muraja community in eastern Saaremaa and crane „Paslepa“ from Noarootsi. It is interesting that they all flew southwards straight across the sea.
Info from Estonian Ornithological Society
Photo Arne Ader
Estonian text published 10.10.2017
Results of the EuroBirdwatch days: only 185 000 birds
On the international EuroBirdwatch 2017 days on September 30 and October 1, Estonian bird friends counted altogether 185 000 birds of 162 species. The same number of species was seen as in earlier years but the number of birds was smaller than usual. The wigeon turned out to be the most numerous bird for the second year in succession.
Aivar Leito about the migration of cranes
Photo Arne Ader
Tracking crane provided with transmitter with aerial. Aivar Leito
My Friday noon forecast about the arriving migration wave of cranes has been confirmed. Our sat cranes from this summer, „Loode“, „Liiva“ and „Paslepa“ that were hatched at Sõrve in Saaremaa, Liiva in Muhu and Paslepa in Läänemaa respectively started their migration in the morning of October 6, and „Mustakurmu“ from Põlvamaa in the morning of October 7.
The doe and kid became aware of the photographer: danger?
Photo: Kalmer Lehepuu
Posted by the Animal of the Year Team
Estonian text published 08.10.2017