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Peak flight period for Rannoch sprawlers

Submitted by Looduskalender EN on Wed, 13.04.2016 - 09:46

Text and images Aare Lindtwww.loodusmuuseum.ee

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Rannoch sprawler   Kedriköölane   Brachionycha nubeculosa


The Rannoch sprawler is a sturdy, hairy moth. Thanks to the heat-retaining fur coat it manages to fly on quite cool spring nights. When the temperature falls below 0⁰C, however, it looks for a sheltered spot and hunches in hiding. In an ordinary spring it makes its flights already before the end of April.

The Rannoch sprawler is common in all Estonia, inhabiting city parks and gardens.

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 Runnelhttps://runnel.smugmug.com/

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 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 Lettwww.eenet.ee

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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.