All starling chicks hatched

Submitted by Looduskalender EN on Mon, 14.05.2018 - 10:43

Webshot  Seira, LK forum
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Estonian text posted 10.05.2018

Early morning feeding

 

Starling    Kuldnokk        Sturnus vulgaris     

 

Yesterday evening the busy female bird allowed us glimpses of what seemed like a fifth hatched starling chick...

By early morning all six starling chicks were in the nest, the egg shells were tidied out of the nest box and are lying about somewhere on the ground nearby – the starlings do not hide the hatching of their chicks.

VIDEOS: When permission is granted the little badger cub is allowed out of the sett

Submitted by Looduskalender EN on Sat, 12.05.2018 - 10:35

Video recorded by Aita, LK forum
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Estonian text posted 11.05.2018

 

 

Badger      Mäger     Meles meles

 

When the adult has judged the surroundings to be safe the badger cub is allowed to leave the sett. We see it just for a moment – the new large and day-lit world does not seem tempting.

Video recorded by Klaabar, LK forum

Quiet and friendly doings at black stork nest

Submitted by Looduskalender EN on Sat, 12.05.2018 - 10:26

Webshot UteL, LK forum

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Estonian text  posted 10.05.2018

Male Karl arrived with home decoration materials

 

Black stork         Must-toonekurg          Ciconia nigra

 

Female Kati has laid four eggs in the nest – on April 16, 18, 20 and 22. The adults have raised the nest border; they also add to the nest materials as seen in the image.