VIDEO: This year we cannot follow the nesting of golden eagles

Submitted by Looduskalender EN on Sat, 14.04.2018 - 14:44

Video recorded by  Urmas Lettwww.eenet.ee

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Estonian text posted 13.04.2018

 

 

Golden eagle          Kaljukotkas or maakotkas       Aquila chrysaetos

 

Already in winter the Eagle Club installed a camera at the nest of the golden eagles in Soomaa so that the watchful birds would be less disturbed by people moving around. The eagle pair visited the nest with varying frequency, brought new nest materials and marked it with fresh green twigs …

 

Urmas Sellis:

Forest lilac spring

Submitted by Looduskalender EN on Sat, 14.04.2018 - 14:36

Photo Arne Ader
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Estonian text posted 13.04.2018

Näsiniin

Mezereon

 

Mezereon; Daphne        Harilik näsiniin         Daphne mezereum

 

 

Before the trees come into leaf, a  sparsely branched low shrub flowers in the still sunny ground layers of the bare mixed forests, sometimes even with only one branch with lilac flowers – the mezereon.

The plant prefers chalk-rich habitats, even mildly fresh but fertile soils – for instance sunny underwoods under hazels.

About the only egg in the white-tailed eagle nest

Submitted by Looduskalender EN on Fri, 13.04.2018 - 14:32

Text Urmas Sellis
Video recorded by  liznm, LK forum
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Estonian text posted 11.04.2018

 

 

White-tailed eagle; Sea eagle      Merikotkas      Haliaeëtus albicilla

 

 

Are two eggs better than one?

If you have a choice, then surely. But in the Estonian white-tailed eagles’ (Suvi and Sulev) nest with webcam there is not much choice – only one egg remains in the nest.

The second egg was broken on the morning of April 5th and the remnants  were removed by the adults from the nest.

Jackal camera finished transmission – a summary

Submitted by Looduskalender EN on Fri, 13.04.2018 - 14:22

Text written and photos and videos selected by  Tiit Huntwww.rmk.ee

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Estonian text posted 11.04.2018

 

Last year in the autumn we installed the web Camera at the Metsküla shore, in a site from where at about five kilometres distance in 2013 the first evidence came to prove the presence of the golden jackal   (Canis aureus) in Estonia.

Now we will leave the jackals on their own in Metsküla and bring to mind who has been seen and heard in camera view during the five months. 

Already in the evening at the installation of the camera the ringing howl  of two jackals sounded from the beach. The jackals here also howl at propeller-driven airplanes and the evening plane between Kuressaare and Tallinn almost always made the animals howl .