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Last days of stork family nest life

Submitted by Looduskalender EN on Fri, 18.08.2017 - 16:32

Screencap from webcam Juta, LK forum

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Estonian text published 15.08.2017

Two storklets are still left to spend the night in the nest…


Black stork          Must-toonekurg        Ciconia nigra


We have not seen the first young stork that left for adventuring for three days. Probably he has started an independent life – if so, we wish good luck!

Waders at Havers

Submitted by Looduskalender EN on Sun, 13.08.2017 - 11:15

Video, camera images and text Tiit Hunt, www.rmk.ee

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Estonian text  published 10.08.2017

The strong western winds last weekend caused a rapid rise of the seawater level and by Saturday morning the sea already splashed only a few centimetres from our camera, on Sunday there was already deep choppy sea.

Before moving it the doings of waders could be observed directly at the camera and it was a good opportunity to identify bird species. Determining waders is otherwise a tricky enterprise even for experienced birdwatchers because of their similarity.

VIDEO: High water level

Submitted by Looduskalender EN on Sun, 13.08.2017 - 11:09

VIDEO recorded by Fleur, LK forum
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Estonian text published 05.08.2017


Compared to yesterday the water level at Havers had risen by 15 centimetres, and compared to the day before yesterday, with all of 30 centimetres - the camera stands with its feet in water,

The birds are busy around the camera. Margus Ots starts on Monday with introductions to the species to be seen.

Roe deer camera starts

Submitted by Looduskalender EN on Mon, 07.08.2017 - 12:09

Posted by the Animal of the Year Team, 03.08.2017 in Estonian

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New camera. In the centre of the image there is a salt lick, which is why the animals visit the place at all. As autumn proceeds we expect ever more deer in camera view since in the later half of autumn the winter flocks start to gather. The site on the border between field and forest verge is a favourite place for roe deer.