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Two osprey chicks

Submitted by Looduskalender EN on Sun, 11.06.2017 - 11:10

Screencap from webcam  Seira, LK forum

…and so there are two beaks to feed


Osprey        Kalakotkas         Pandion haliaetus


Since Thursday night there are two chicks in the osprey nest. As the first one was hatched on June 7th it was presumed that it would take a little longer to the next hatching: the eggs were laid on May 2nd, 5th and 8th, but on Thursday night there were already two ospreys-to-be.

Coming across a roe deer fawn

Submitted by Looduskalender EN on Sun, 11.06.2017 - 11:03

The roe deer doe may have a fawn hidden nearby.
Photo: Tarmo Mikussaar
Posted by the Animal of the Year Team  09.06.2017

It is the time when on moving around in nature you may come across a spotted roe deer fawn lying on the ground. It is the great secret of the roe deer doe, and it is visited and fed a couple of times a day. Since the fawn has no smell, foxes, dogs and other predators cannot find it. Such a creature must not be caressed, lifted up or taken along. A human-smelling fawn will probably be abandoned. It is sensible to leave quietly the same way as you came.  Evidently the worried adult keeps an eye on us from a distance.

Vahur Sepp