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Where are our young black storks with transmitters?

Submitted by Looduskalender EN on Sat, 08.09.2018 - 13:38

Screenshot from webcam UteL, LK forum

English translation Liis

Estonian text posted 01.09.2018

So the stork nest was left to wait for its nesters next year….


Black stork    Must-toonekurg        Ciconia nigra 


As the first of the young black storks Maru left the nest, on August 4th. About the nest life in between we have written in the news articles.

Karula and Päike left on migration on August 15th. Male Karl did not come to the nest later because he noticed the departure of the storklets and he was busy near one of them (Karula), at a watching distance as the transmitter data showed.

My first bear and my first lynx

Submitted by Looduskalender EN on Sat, 08.09.2018 - 13:19

Young bears in August on a forest sighting line. Curious!
Photo and text: Remo Savisaar


Estonian text posted by the Animal of the Year Team 01.09.2018
English translation Liis


My first encounter with a lynx took place 9 years ago, in the beginning of September. At that time I visited the Alam-Pedja nature conservation area quite often. At the time it seemed like paradise to me. I cannot remember a single empty visit, and each time excitement was sky-high. Whom will I meet today? I always saw some interesting mammal or winged creature. Roe deer, elks, foxes, raccoon dogs. I didn’t dare to dream much about larger creatures but I did think of lynxes. There were tracks and  there was hope!

VIDEOS: Family life and experiences

Submitted by Looduskalender EN on Wed, 05.09.2018 - 13:33

Videos recorded by  Fleur, LK forum
English translation Liis


Estonian text posted 31.08.2018



Badger        Mäger        Meles meles


The offspring of the badger family this year should be about five months old. The female teaches the cubs behaviour and experiences that she herself has gathered over the years. She is busy with the cubs most often in early evening and ever more often they go on discovery trips together.

VIDEO: Summer of roe deer family

Submitted by Looduskalender EN on Wed, 05.09.2018 - 13:10

Video recorded by  Fleur, LK forum
English translation Liis


Estonian text posted 31.08.2018



Roe deer         Metskits or kaber         Capreolus capreolus


The roe deer fawns were born about three months ago, so they are about the same age as  the chicks of the greater spotted eagles and the ospreys that have grown up to juveniles in our web camera view.

Looduskalender in Vikerraadio: Chicory is blooming

Submitted by Looduskalender on Tue, 04.09.2018 - 01:40

The author, Kristel Vilbaste, also posts texts in Vikerraadio

Photo: Arne Ader

Translation into English by Maret

Estonian text posted 09.08.2018



Old people used to say, that if the first week of August is hot, we will have a long and cold winter and the snow will stay long in the spring.

Today’s weather people have so far been a bit shocked by their own summer forecasts and don’t even dare to predict so far ahead.

It feels, as if the whole nature is padding itself with cotton wool. The woolly tips of the thistles are big and soft and the seed pods of the willow herb look like downy mountains. The ground looks like it was covered in fog, it is so dry. There has been no rain for three months is some parts of Estonia and digging down as deep as you manage, it is still as dry as ashes.

But in the nature’s enchanted garden we can still find flowering beauty.

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