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In second tit camera nest chicks have hatched too

Submitted by Looduskalender EN on Thu, 19.05.2016 - 12:28

Text Margus Ots, Great Tit Year coordinator

Web camera image captured by Shanta, LK forum

koorunud tihasepojad

While we could see the hatching of the chicks in nest box no.1 on May 16, then the chicks in nest box no. 2 were hatched  on the morning of May 18.

The just hatched chicks need to be kept warm during the first few days, so the female sits on the nest every now and then. The egg shells are partly thrown out of the nest  but a part is eaten by the female to cover her calcium need. In their first days in life the chicks are fed the smallest invertebrates.

VIDEO: Two stork chicks hatched by Tuesday morning

Submitted by Looduskalender EN on Thu, 19.05.2016 - 12:20

Video recorded by Liz, LK forum

Translation Liis



Black stork    Must-toonekurg       Ciconia nigra


Adults Kati and Karl have spent the last few days in waiting, as have we. Late on Monday night two eggs were already ”talking”, with small holes in the eggshells.

By early morning one eggshell was already lifted on to the edge of the nest and Kati showed us two hatched stork chicks. Congratulations!

See also the entries in the forum: LINK

Great tit cameras

Submitted by Looduskalender EN on Mon, 16.05.2016 - 10:41

Text Bird of the Year Team

Transmission courtesy of EENetTeetormajaTele2 and Elisa

Translation Liis

The nesting proceeds as follows: Nest log 1 – the female incubates 11 eggs in the nest, the hatching of the chicks may be expected in the beginning of this week. Nest log 2 – 9 eggs are being incubated and the chicks will probably hatch at the end of this week. Nest box 3 - the nest with 10 eggs was looted by a wryneck (see video record). It is not certain that the great tits will continue the nesting but the site should in any case not stay empty. We will see.

Wind in their wings for tawny owl chicks

Submitted by Looduskalender EN on Mon, 16.05.2016 - 10:13

Webcam image captured by Hagnat, LK forum

Translation Liis

A portrait of the smallest chick who was the last to leave the nest log


Tawny owl       Kodukakk      Strix aluco

The chicks of tawny owl pair Klaara and Klaus move around near the nest tree. They left the nest log almost at the same time, and as owl camera viewers know from earlier, none of the chicks will return to the nest log.