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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, www.eoy.ee
Translation Liis

 

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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
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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
Translation Liis

 

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.

We can already see starlings in the whole of Estonia

Submitted by Looduskalender EN on Tue, 21.03.2017 - 12:40

Photod Arne Ader
Translation Liis

Kuldnokk

Starling

 

Starling        Kuldnokk     Sturnus vulgaris

 

The first wave of arrivals is mostly made up of male birds that have already nested here earlier. The day migrants are easily noticeable. It is known that starlings are extremely true to their nesting sites. The arrivals look up their familiar nestboxes from the previous year and as a rule they also stay there to spend the night. They sing to show the presence of the owner but otherwise they still lead a “bachelor’s life“.

We can expect the females within a couple of weeks; their arrival depends on winds  and weather conditions favourable to migrants.