Text, video and photos Tiit Hunt, www.rmk.ee
Migration map sent by Aivar Leito
Estonian text published 26.09.2017
It was necessary to visit the crane webcam again the day before yesterday – if the cows had ”eaten” the video image on Friday the fine creatures were not guilty of the absence of image on Sunday – probably a momentary cut in the mobile transmission stopped the connection for the whole day.
On Sunday night there was a truly massive migration that started at 18.00 and lasted to around 19.45. As an estimate about 3000 - 4000 cranes passed during that period in the
All migrating flocks yesterday night flew across the peninsula without stopping to
The large flocks passed across at the back of the camera lens so that only a few solitary birds came into camera view in the evening, but the sounds of thousands of birds could be heard by all watchers.
This is how yesterday worked out, let us see about today …
The Sassi peninsula is one of the nodes of the migration, where the Finnish and Estonian cranes head for Saaremaa, stopping for about a week and then going across the western coast
The second large node for cranes is in the
The map sent by goose and crane expert Aivar Leito shows the three major migration flyways of cranes.