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VIDEO: Black storks have first egg in nest

Submitted by Looduskalender EN on Thu, 20.04.2017 - 13:04

Image from webcam Liz, LK forum

Video Urmas Lett, www.eenet.ee

Text Urmas Sellis

Translation Liis

In the early morning light we saw the first egg in the nest

Black stork        Must-toonekurg          Ciconia nigra     

 

Looking back a little in time: male Karl arrived at the nest on April 4. He was more or less ready with the renovation of the nest in the morning of April 4, when female Kati arrived.

VIDEO: Starling ”soap opera”

Submitted by Looduskalender EN on Sat, 15.04.2017 - 11:28

Video recorded by Shanta, LK forum
Translation Liis

 

The life of starlings before breeding is not simple; we can see parallels to it from a human point of view.

When the starling male had staked out his claim to the nestbox on March 23 (see the video at the end of this story) then it might be presumed that now a peaceful nestmaking and breeding would follow…

Far from it, for the third day already a serious competition between females is going on. Both the older but later arrived female as well as a younger lady try to show each other who is the mistress of the nestbox.

Whether we have a Mexican, Turkish or Estonian inspired soap – it is for the viewer to decide.

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