VIDEOS: Life on the shore of the freezing Matsalu bay

Submitted by Looduskalender EN on Thu, 25.01.2018 - 23:41

Videos recorded by  Fleur, LK forum
Translation Liis

Estonian text posted 15.01.2018




Goshawk         Kanakull       Accipter gentilis



The shallow MatsaluBay with a water salinity near zero is freezing,  only a few openings are visible because the surface water already is at a couple of degrees minus. We will see how the view has changed tomorrow; strong winds from south are forecast. The mute swans moved away from the forming ice, out of the Matsalu bay.

The goshawk arrived into camera view a little later than usual today and left quite soon – it has been feeding quite well during the last few  days .


Jackal; Golden jackal       Šaakal or harilik šaakal          Canis aureus


After a long time we again saw the prudent jackal in action in camera  view.

The sound was recorded from the webcam by  AnSa, LK forum

In the beginning of the video we hear the howling of several jackals. Such a call is said often to mark the start of a hunt for the flock but this is only based on literature data. We don’t know the behaviour patterns of the animals here well enough yet.

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