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Klaara’s fourth egg

Submitted by Looduskalender EN on Sat, 25.03.2017 - 09:45

Image from webcam captured by Shanta, LK forum

Early morning, at 4.52 o’clock


Tawny owl     Kodukakk        Strix aluco


We were hoping to see the fourth egg in the nest trunk last night, after sunset when Klaara goes out after seven o’clock to ”stretch her legs”. The flight outside did last only a very short time, so we could hope that something more was going on.

The eggs were laid on March 15, 18, 21, 24.

Klaara’s third egg

Submitted by Looduskalender EN on Thu, 23.03.2017 - 13:32

Video recorded by Urmas
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Tawny owl      Kodukakk      Strix aluco


Klaara  laid the third egg in the nest hollow after midnight.

She does not leave the nest immediately after laying an egg. With feeding everything seems to be in order for her. On the bottom of the nest trunk we see the white eggs surrounded by owl pellets – they contain mouse hairs, bones, teeth, all that the bird cannot digest. The pellets are ejected from the digestive tract by vomiting.

Why don’t we see Anna and Uku this year?

Submitted by Looduskalender EN on Thu, 23.03.2017 - 13:20

Review written by Urmas Sellis, Estonian Ornithological Society,
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Direct link to camera: LINK

There has been little movement in the white-tailed eagle nest that last year gathered a record number of clicks. Although sounds of eagles and others are heard from there. During the breeding period of 2016 the nest life of white-tailed eagles Anna and Uku was watched more than 10 million times. The main characters of this real life broadcast try to keep a more modest image this year. They have not even passed by in camera view. Whether they have flown past at a greater distance some time we don’t know.

Buzzard camera

Submitted by Looduskalender EN on Tue, 21.03.2017 - 13:00

Text Urmas Sellis, Estonian Ornithological Society
Translation Liis
Transmission courtesy of Kernel and EENet
Site supported by KIK

The buzzard webcam was installed for the first time in 2015, the year of the buzzard. This year we can watch the same nest for the third year in a row. The breeding results will be clear in mid-June at the latest. Will the same Mari and Mihkel come to breed? We are no longer able to watch the second buzzard nest from 2015 (Katrin and Kalju) since there is a felling area now.

Klaara has second egg in nest

Submitted by Looduskalender EN on Tue, 21.03.2017 - 12:55

Webcam screencap by  Fleur, LK forum
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Tawny owl     Kodukakk        Strix aluco


Klaara laid the first egg on March 15. In early morning this egg was not yet in the nest. She thus laid the second egg in daytime, let us note on March 18,

About half an hour after sunset Klaara prepares for a ”leg stretch”. To start with she calls on Klaus, if the male answers (we will not necessarily hear it) she flies out to socialize. The last evenings the egg was on its own in the nest for three hours.