Once again we forward images from the Vilsandi National Park grey seal monitoring camera. After a third restoration attempt the system that had been damaged by storms has been almost wholly renewed. Not having a seal camera running in the Seal Year would be embarrassing … It is the birthing period for the grey seals. The pups are in their white ”baby furs”, the females in flecked coats, and somewhat smaller than the dark males.
The Käsmu seashore camera that was damaged by lightning in August is working again. We decided to forward the web camera view on the Looduskalender page until we get the grey seal monitoring camera working again. Aarne Vaik from the Käsmu Maritime Museum comments: "Responding to grumbles about the sea being there to be seen from any window in the museum 24 hours a day, we decided to set it up on our home page so that the envied "million dollar view“ can be the view of a million Estonians. I can recommend the look towards north in the evening and summer nights as Estonia’s most beautiful sky view. So we arranged the camera looking north. Even northern lights may be seen there. Watch carefully!"
Eesti Ornitoloogiaühing valis 2016. aasta linnuks rasvatihase, meie ühe tuntumatest ja levinumatest lindudest, kelle toimetamisi saab kõikjal aastaringselt jälgida. Rasvatihase aastal saavad tuttavamaks nii meie tihased – rasvatihane, sinitihane, musttihane, tutt-tihane, põhjatihane, salutihane, taigatihane, lasuurtihane, sabatihane, kukkurtihane - kui ka teised talvel toidumaja külastavad ja suvel aias pesitsevad linnud.
Text Mirjam Grosberg, supporting editor Ann Marvet
When will we go hiking? – When Emajõgi has frozen. – I can’t wait any longer! – Well let’s us go then! Let’s go before only snow crumbles are left. One way or another, we have to go!
There were lots of discussions: that we simply had to pick a weekend, shake off the school stress, get away from the city racket, enjoy the sounds of the forest and drifting snow. We decided to head for the place where our soup got burnt and stuck to the pot bottom for the first time - Rehessaare.