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VIDEO: Golden eagle in perching tree

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

Video recorded by  Ahto Täpsi
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 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.

Worthwhile checking your vegetable beds once more!

Submitted by Looduskalender EN on Tue, 02.01.2018 - 12:33

Photo: Kristel Vilbaste

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Estonian text posted 29.12.2017

Carrot harvest  29.12.2017

In August I got no carrots for my soup from this bed, they were so tiny. Four months more of growing time and what a harvest.

Kristel harvested turnips too today from her Tartu city garden, in addition to the carrots. In the soil spiders moved around…

"Estonian forests 2017 – something for everyone!"

Submitted by Looduskalender EN on Sat, 30.12.2017 - 21:59

End of year greeting from the Conservation Biology Working Group

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Estonian text posted 28.12.2017

 

The Conservation Biology Working Group at the University of Tartu commemorates the ending year with an  image series on a forest theme, where our people introduce different views of what a forest actually can be that have caused polemics this year.

As believers in diversity we hope that everyone will have a personal favourite in the series  and that different comprehensions of the essence of a forest can have their space in Estonian nature, society and official statistics.

In case the image series will not open from the link above it is  at: https://arme.ee/mets/