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Not long to wait now

Submitted by Looduskalender EN on Tue, 12.04.2016 - 09:53

Image from webcam captured by  Maggy, LK forum

Photo Veljo Runnel

Translation Liis

 Mis must „prahike“ see pesapaku põhjal vedeleb?

What little black pieces of rubbish are lying around on the nest bottom?


Tawny owl     Kodukakk        Strix aluco


Male Klaus brings Klaara 5-6 little rodents that he has caught during the evening and night. Klaara hears Klaus’ arrival from far away and the conversation of the tawny owl pair on passing the prey sounds quite loudly. What would the talk be about translated into human language – here we are all free to imagine ...

VIDEO: Nest must be in order for hatching of eaglets

Submitted by Looduskalender EN on Mon, 11.04.2016 - 07:59

Video recorded by  Urmas

Translation Liis



White-tailed eagle, Sea eagle       Merikotkas      Haliaeëtus albicilla


For recapitulation, WTE pair  Anna and Uku had their first egg on Women’s day, the second on March 11 and the third on March 14th. Incubation time for the large and powerful birds is calculated to be 38 days, thus we may see WTE chicks hatching already this week.

VIDEO: About goshawk in Riga city

Submitted by Looduskalender EN on Mon, 11.04.2016 - 07:54

Video recorded by  Urmas

Photo Arne Ader

Translation Liis

Goshawk nest in Riga city


Goshawk, Northern goshawk    Kanakull     Accipiter gentilis


Goshawk numbers have declined significantly as compared to a couple of decades ago. This year nesters are less than half a thousand pairs. Reasons differ of course but goshawks do not tolerate intensive forest managing, their habitats have always been held to be the oldest and largest mixed forest areas. In recent years, a few individuals have been active in cities, even  Tallinn. Our “birds of prey men” have promised to write about this soon.