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Spring migration of frogs

Submitted by Looduskalender EN on Wed, 18.04.2018 - 14:02

ELF’s “ Konnad teel(t) - Frogs off roads”

Photo Arne Ader
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Estonian text posted 17.04.1018


Common frogs (Rana temporaria)


The warmer weather has woken up our amphibians that have started to migrate massively to their reproduction areas. In connection with this the Estonian Fund for Nature (ELF) calls all to help frogs to cross road cuts safely where the migration paths of amphibians meet motoring roads. Drivers should be particularly attentive late at night when the migration is large and volunteers are out to help the amphibians.

Egg in black stork nest!

Submitted by Looduskalender EN on Tue, 17.04.2018 - 16:29

Early morning screencap Liz, LK forum
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Estonian text posted 16.04.2018

It is 5.15 in the morning


Black stork        Must-toonekurg       Ciconia nigra


In the nest of the stork pair, carefully finished with moss in the last few days there was an egg in the early morning and the pair standing proudly beside it.

So the first egg was in the nest on April 16th.

Black stork webcam 2018

Submitted by Looduskalender EN on Tue, 17.04.2018 - 08:50

Text: Urmas Sellis, EOÜ
Photos: Hagnat (LK forum); Ain Nurmla, Urmas Sellis

Transmission provided by  Tele2 and EENet

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Estonian text posted 14.04.2018

For the third season we can follow the black stork pair nesting in the Karula National Park. There is a series of photos about the first installation of the camera and its prehistory on the ELF (Estonian Fund for Nature) community work page. At the installation of the camera this year the old nest had halfway collapsed and we built an artificial nest beside it.

Bird species rare in Switzerland presented with 100 nest boxes in Estonian jubilee action

Submitted by Looduskalender EN on Mon, 16.04.2018 - 09:56

Images  Šveitsi Eesti Selts – Estonian Swiss Association

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Estonian text posted 14.04.2018


To celebrate the 100 year anniversary of Estonia, the Swiss Estonian Association presented Switzerland with one hundred nest boxes to protect endangered bird species. The organizers have made a video introducing the project.

In March  the „100 linnumaja Eesti sajandaks“ (100 nest boxes for Estonia 100 years ) entered the home stretch with the installation of the last nest box and an opening celebration held in Biel-Benken – the birds can move in.