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VIDEO: Eagles in winter

Submitted by Looduskalender EN on Wed, 28.02.2018 - 11:24

Explanations, photos and video record  Ahto Täpsi
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Estonian text posted 27.02.2018



Golden eagle     Kaljukotkas or maakotkas       Aquila chrysaetos


I went to the observation hut to check on the golden eagle and caught the video about how the eagle landed on the ground.

It took about half an hour for it  to get down from the tree. It observed the area cautiously from the birch as well as the alder. Only when the air seemed to be ”clean” the majestic bird dared to act more bravely...

Estonian premieres of film "Free like a crane" in Tartu

Submitted by Looduskalender EN on Tue, 27.02.2018 - 08:24

The story of crane  Ahja 5, authors  Maxence Lamoureux & Arnaud Devroute
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Estonian text posted 26.02.2018




Showings of the film in Tartu:

February 25th at 17:00,  in the LUS house  (Struve 2)

March 1st at 12:00,  in the assembly hall of the EMÜ main building (Kreutzwaldi 1a)

March 2nd at  15:30,  in the Tartu Elektriteater (Jakobi 1)


The film „Free like a crane“ (D'autres terres plus douces) is a film by two French wildlife documentalists, Maxence Lamoureu and  Arnaud Devroute, about cranes and their migration.

Winter track book: how the lynx fools the hunter

Submitted by Looduskalender EN on Mon, 26.02.2018 - 13:47

The trace of a lynx track is slightly asymmetrical since the inner of the two middle toes reaches far forward. The track is also quite large – length of forepaw 7-9 centimetres.. 
Because of the sole that is hairy in winter the contour of the track is fuzzy. In deep snow the lynx steps with the hind paw into the track of the forepaw.  

Photo: Kalmer Lehepuu

Estonian text posted by the Animal of the Year Team 21.02.2018

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