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Twisty tree on small island

Submitted by Looduskalender EN on Sat, 02.09.2017 - 10:58

Text and photos Tiit Hunt, www.rmk.ee
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Estonian text published 30.08.2017

The Ruhnu Kuningapuu (King’s Tree) known as the Holma White Elm is believed to be somewhat more than 300 years old

 

White elm; Fluttering elm     Künnapuu     Ulmus laevis

 

According to legend more than three quarters of the 300 inhabitants of Ruhnu island died in the great plague of 1710. After the devastating plague two white elms were planted at the gate of the cemetery. One of them grows there even today.

Migrating groups of black-headed gulls

Submitted by Looduskalender EN on Sat, 02.09.2017 - 10:30

Photos Arne Ader
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Estonian text published 28.08.2017

 

Naerukajakad

Black-headed gulls

 

Black-headed gull   Naerukajakas      Larus ridibundus

 

The black-headed gulls, with heads coffee-brown to the neck, that were busy in the fields in spring during the springtime ploughing and familiar to all we also notice during the autumn ploughing: size about the same as the springtime birds, but somehow with light heads – the black-headed gulls are in their winter or non-breeding plumage .

Sea buckthorn fruits ripening

Submitted by Looduskalender EN on Wed, 30.08.2017 - 11:48

Photo Arne Ader
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Estonian text published 28.08.2017

Astelpaju marjad

Sea buckthorn berries

 

Sea buckthorn    Harilik astelpaju     Hippophae rhamnoides

 

Sea buckthorn plantations add colour along road verges.

The fruit of the sea buckthorn, a stone fruit or drupe, is oval, coloured yellow to orange. The fruits are attached to the branches with short stems (pedicels), strongly and tightly, and only grow on branches from the previous year.

VIDEO: Enough food in osprey nest

Submitted by Looduskalender EN on Sat, 26.08.2017 - 12:28

Video recorded by Urmas Lett, www.eenet.ee

Screencap from webcam Sapphiera, LK forum
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Estonian text published 23.08.2017

 

 

Osprey       Kalakotkas       Pandion haliaetus

 

The young ospreys are two and a half month old by now.

So loudly the food begging goes about. Since last week male Ivo is left as the food provider for the young ones, but he copes very well with the fishing.