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VIDEO: Bear has left winter den

Submitted by Looduskalender EN on Tue, 13.03.2018 - 11:30

Video and image recorded by Ahto Täpsi
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Estonian text posted 10.03.2018

The sleeping den

Brown bear         Karu or pruunkaru       Ursus arctos


The first one to wake up in late winter moving around in the Sirtsi bog area.  

An urgent need seems to have roused the sleeper, a yellow trail went from  the den to seven meters away which can be seen in the beginning of the video.

Winter activities of squirrels

Submitted by Looduskalender EN on Tue, 13.03.2018 - 11:23

Photos Arne Ader
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Estonian text posted 01.03.2018




Red squirrel      Harilik orav     Sciurus vulgaris


We have already noticed the increased mobility or mating period of the so-called urban or city squirrels in parks, cemeteries and garden cities despite the cold winter weather. In cities there is a couple more degrees of warmth in the air than in the forest. To that comes the light pollution and somewhat different feeding habits in the urban conditions. The mating games of our forest inhabitants should also have started.

Mating period of lynxes tests the young

Submitted by Looduskalender EN on Mon, 12.03.2018 - 09:00

How hot things may become during the heat period we can see in the photo where a wholly wild lynx walks on the Elistvere animal park paths. An interesting female lynx lives there.
To hear the mating song of the lynx however it is worthwhile get to  the Elistvere animal park on a March night or watch and listen to the Elistvere lynx camera in Looduskalender – one might be lucky

Photo: Elle Mäerand
Estonian text posted by the Animal of the Year Team  01.03.2018
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White-tailed eagle nest camera 2018

Submitted by Looduskalender EN on Thu, 08.03.2018 - 15:56

Text: Urmas SellisEOÜ
Images: Triin Leetmaa

Transmission courtesy of  EENet
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The white-tailed eagle camera is installed at a nest in West Estonia. In the same area the web camera was placed in 2009-2013, at the so called Linda and Sulev’s nest. The first of the nests at that time was situated across the bog which is visible behind the tree crowns from the present nest. The first plan to install the camera at the new nest of white-tailed eagle Anna and Uku, popular in 2016, did not succeed since the new nest too had fallen down in winter.