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Migration camera works

Submitted by Looduskalender EN on Mon, 25.09.2017 - 13:47

Mobile image Tiit Hunt, www.rmk.ee

Translation : Liis


Estonian text published 22.09.2017

Läbi hammustatud kaamera toitekaabel rippumas

Chewed off cable to the camera hanging down

The sounds of the cow vandalising the camera set last night were quite scary. In early morning we took along the basic tools to get the camera working again – we did not dare to guess at the damage in beforehand. The first view gave some hope for even getting the mutilated system to work, with some rearrangements.

Migration camera torn apart

Submitted by Looduskalender EN on Mon, 25.09.2017 - 13:41

Image of guilty party by Hagnat, LK forum

Translation Liis


Estonian text published 21.09.2017

Half an hour of angry tearing and the image from the crane migration camera was gone. The microphone remained working on the batteries and we could only witness that the wrecking of the set-up lasted almost an hour altogether…

We will go to tidy up the remains in the next few days and not until then will it be possible to say what can be reset or repaired or requires exchanging. From the sound it might be believed that the solar panels, fastened to dogrose shrubs with sharp thorns and strong branches, were also trampled down.

Black stork cameras in Estonia and Latvia

Submitted by Looduskalender EN on Wed, 20.09.2017 - 10:14

Summary of breeding season: Urmas Sellis, Estonian Ornithological Society
Translation Liis


Estonian text published 18.09.2017


As the viewers of the nest life of the black storks already know, nesting results differed in the two nests observed. In Latvia, in the nest that until now had bred chicks successfully, the nesting did not succeed. Maybe the female that was briefly in place was not the same who nested there earlier, and a breeding pair did not develop with the male that arrived later. So we could see how a single male bird built a nest and visited it regularly. As our Latvian colleague Maris Strazds writes, many females visited the nest but none stayed.

When did the ospreys start their migration?

Submitted by Looduskalender EN on Wed, 20.09.2017 - 10:06

Video recorded by Liz, LK forum
Translation Liis


Estonian text published 15.09.2017



Osprey       Kalakotkas      Pandion haliaetus

Male Ivo as well as the young osprey Daisi, probably a girl, have left on their migration. For two days the solar panels could not provide the webcam system with power, so the departure may have been on Monday or Tuesday. On Wednesday when the camera started working again there was a hope that  Ivo might come to revisit the nest – this has happened quite frequently. The stormy day yesterday blew away the last hope of a final meeting.