Today Over the Years image bank - the day in pictures




Lynx camera

Submitted by Looduskalender EN on Sun, 07.01.2018 - 15:20

Transmission organized by  Elisa and EENet
Introduction  Helen Arusoo, Animal of the Year Team
Technical support  HATCAM
Translation Liis

Estonian text posted  05.05.2018

The camera of the Animal of the Year is located in the Elistvere animal park where at present 4 spotted cats live: the lynx lady Gella, lynx men Lars and Koopailves and one young new-comer from East Virumaa. In camera view we will hopefully see Gella with light fur, also Lars who has a darker head and dark spots, and maybe also the shy Kooopailves who keeps himself to himself. The newcomer – who is evidently a young female and who is said to have been left in an empty dog enclosure in East Virumaa – was brought to live at Elistvere this year and is as yet accommodating herself to the other lynxes – we will not meet her to start with. The young newcomer will live on her own in her enclosure for some more time.

VIDEO: Golden eagle in perching tree

Submitted by Looduskalender EN on Fri, 05.01.2018 - 10:46

Video recorded by  Ahto Täpsi
Translation Liis

 Estonian text posted 21.12.2017

The age of this golden eagle should be more than 3 years, light tail feathers with a dark tip are visible, a lighter head plumage is shaping up


Golden eagle     Kaljukotkas or maakotkas    Aquila chrysaetos


The large, impressive and ancient birds mostly use a pine as nesting tree. Breeding adults can be counted as non-migratory birds. Some of the young birds have gone roving and some have arrived here from the north. Altogether there are less than a couple of hundred individuals in winter here. Foraging is often done at a distance from the breeding territory, in remote marsh, bog or forest areas.