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About red deer stags and their antlers

Submitted by Looduskalender EN on Sat, 18.03.2017 - 12:28

Screencap  Hellem, LK forum
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Esiplaanil näeme vana isaslooma juba ilma sarvedeta

In the foreground we see an adult male already without antlers

 

Red Deer    Punahirv      Cervus elaphus

 

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Years are not twins – the year before last, the stags started shedding their antlers at the end of February (this is also confirmed by published data) and to Women’s Day most of them were already bald. This year the majority still wear a proud crown…

Roe deer in the forest

Submitted by Looduskalender EN on Sat, 18.03.2017 - 12:23
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A view of roe deer from above too. In Tarmo Mikussaare’s drone photo we see a roe deer flock in a sparse forest. Just like this they spend their time together in winter and don’t move around very much. Particularly when there is plenty of food nearby. In that case the roe deer don’t move at all! 

Winter bird feeder webcam transmission ends

Submitted by Looduskalender EN on Tue, 14.03.2017 - 20:06

Screencap from webcam IceAge, LK forum
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Bullfinches visited the birdfeeder until the end of the season.

This winter turned out as it did but our feathered friends got different bird foods by  BALSNACK. Arne Ader cared nicely for the birds outside the window of the Loodusemees home office and ends the feeding only when the capricious spring weather is over.

The image from the camera was quite decent, there was no shortage of bird species – we can see that from the LK forum entries: thank you to the devoted watchers in the forum: LINK

VIDEO: Dangerous behaviour of seal bulls

Submitted by Looduskalender EN on Mon, 13.03.2017 - 08:57

Video recorded by  Fleur, LK forum
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Grey seal        Hallhüljes        Halichoerus grypus

 

As we have already written,  the females feed the pups for about three weeks, then the heat period begins. The large male seals of course fight for the females, driving off their rivals in order to be in the right place at the right time. The really large seal bulls have no bonds to the following generations and they may weigh up to three hundred kilos. The neck folds are sometimes scarred from bloody fights with each other.