Fourth egg in nest box

Submitted by Looduskalender EN on Sun, 29.04.2018 - 12:12

Video Jassi, LK forum

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Estonian text posted 26.04.2018

 

In the morning at 10 o’clock the female had laid an egg

 

Starling        Kuldnokk        Sturnus vulgaris

 

The strength of passerines to lay eggs always feels amazing, how does the body of a small bird have this capacity?

When we crack open a hen’s egg in the course of cooking we notice a small white dot on the yolk – it is the germinal disc  from which the chick develops. The developing chick feeds on the yolk during the incubation.

Full clutch or will more eggs be laid?

Submitted by Looduskalender EN on Sun, 29.04.2018 - 12:00

Screencap IceAge, LK forum
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Estonian text posted 27.04.2018

By 10 o’clock in the morning the fifth egg was in the nest box

 

Starling      Kuldnokk       Sturnus vulgaris

 

By today there are five eggs in the nest box  and four of them the female laid each subsequent morning. In case of passerines it may be noted that the female uses about 60% of her daily energy need  for laying an egg.

Third egg and change of arrangements in starling nest

Submitted by Looduskalender EN on Sun, 29.04.2018 - 11:52

Screencaps from webcam  IceAge, LK forum
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Estonian text posted 25.04.2018

The third egg the starling laid half past 10

 

Starling            Kuldnokk        Sturnus vulgaris

 

The first egg we spotted in the nest box in the evening of April 22, the second in the morning of April 24 and the third in the morning of April 25.

VIDEO: Second egg in starling nest

Submitted by Looduskalender EN on Sun, 29.04.2018 - 11:45

Screencap from webcam IceAge, LK forum

Video recorded by  Barry Ruck
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Estonian text posted 24.04.2018

The second egg this morning…

 

Starling          Kuldnokk      Sturnus vulgaris

 

At about half past nine it seemed that the starling female was laying an egg and a quarter of an hour later we could see a second egg in the nest box.

The first egg came into the nest box in the evening of April 22, the second in the morning of April 24. Let us wait and see,  most commonly the female lays five to six eggs.

 

Badger camera 2018

Submitted by Looduskalender EN on Sat, 28.04.2018 - 09:53

Introduction  Tiit Huntrmk.ee
Transmission  provided by Teetormaja and EENet
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Estonian text posted 26.04.2018

Events in the badger camera can be watched once again from here in Saaremaa, from the same place where we finished in mid-November 2016 after the old fat beaver fell asleep snoring on the ground beside the burrow.