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Reader’s letter and video: Roe deer families

Submitted by Looduskalender EN on Wed, 23.08.2017 - 10:16

Video record, images and text Mati Sepp
Translation Liis

 

Estonian text published 12.08.2017

Video: LINK

I have observed the doings of roe deer on summer evenings but there is always the knowledge that nature is a harsh place to live in …

On the field of 5 hectares there are up to four roe females and a buck. Each has its own corner but until now the females have not brought along this year’s fawns.

Admiral in stork nest

Submitted by Looduskalender EN on Mon, 21.08.2017 - 11:46

Photo Arne Ader

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Estonian text published 18.08.2017

Admiral

Admiral

 

Admiral; Red admiral         Admiral        Vanessa atalanta

 

Yesterday afternoon when male Karl was still there, the stork nest was visited by an admiral; this butterfly is already one of the generation born here.

Migrant butterflies usually arrive in Estonia in May or June.

Preliminary summary of nesting period...

Submitted by Looduskalender EN on Mon, 21.08.2017 - 11:41

Screencap  from webcam Solo, LK forum
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Estonian text published 18.08.2017

Visit in nest by male Karl yesterday…

 

Black stork           Must-toonekurg          Ciconia nigra

 

Time flies, the departure of migratory birds has started too … This year’s young ones of adults Kari and Karl start an independent life.