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Video story: Commotion in starling nest box continues

Submitted by Looduskalender EN on Sun, 30.04.2017 - 10:43

Text Margus Ots, www.linnuvaatleja.ee
Translation Liis

In the starling nest box with the web camera a case of nest parasitism took place a couple of days ago, when strange female starlings attempted to lay their eggs in the nest. The eggs laid by them were however thrown out by the pair that regarded the nest box as their own.

Video story: Nest parasitism in starling nest box

Submitted by Looduskalender EN on Sun, 30.04.2017 - 01:25

Text Margus Ots, www.linnuvaatleja.ee
Translation Liis

In the starling nest with the webcam soap opera-like events took place yesterday, April 26th. At 10.40 am a female bird arrived at the nest box, quickly laid an egg and left. About an hour later the male starling arrived and threw the egg out of the nest. About ten minutes later another female starling arrived unexpectedly and also laid an egg in the nest. At 12.20 the male arrived again and threw this egg too out.

See video clips of the events after the text.

VIDEO: Eagle owl chicks growing

Submitted by Looduskalender EN on Fri, 28.04.2017 - 23:51

Video recorded by Liz, LK forum
Translation Liis

 

The female has a considerable stock for feeding the chicks

 

Eagle owl        Kassikakk      Bubo bubo

 

The two chicks of the eagle owl pair were hatched on the night to April 23. The incubation period of the large birds is long, up to 35 days. The three eggs laid in the nest we saw already on March 27 when the webcam transmission started.