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Another beaver camera in Ura

28.05.2019 - 14:10
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Three chicks in nest of black stork pair

28.05.2019 - 13:56

Male Karl  feeding three stork chicks this morning

 

 

Black stork              Must-toonekurg               Ciconia nigra

The elimination of the youngest stork chick from the nest by the female was actually only a matter of time.

VIDEO: The stork family with one week old chicks

22.05.2019 - 16:13

 

Black stork        Must-toonekurg        Ciconia nigra

 

In the video male Karl II arrives at the nest to feed the chicks. Both adults have ensured that  all chicks are properly fed – with young stork chicks it is still easy.

Only one owlet left the tawny owl tree trunk nest

22.05.2019 - 16:07

The hope remains that the only one to come out from the nest trunk will stay healthy.

 

Tawny owl        Kodukakk            Strix aluco

 

A sad sight for watchers but so too nest life may turn out in nature despite our best wishes.

So who attacked the starling nest?

21.05.2019 - 14:46

 

Pine marten          Metsnugis             Martes martes

 

Olle drove to the nest after the pine marten’s attack and caught images of the movements of the robber although he had to search for the mobile phone very fast in his pocket – a useful occasion for a mobile in fact.

VIDEO: Predator attacking starling chicks

20.05.2019 - 19:39

 

Starling     Kuldnokk         Sturnus vulgaris

 

When it rains, it pours …

Half an hour before noon a hairy paw reached for the starling chicks. Since it is a rather secluded spot the ”robber” could well be a pine marten.

Sad times in owl nest for viewers

20.05.2019 - 19:27

The tail feathers of the largest owl chick are still visible at the opening of the nest trunk

 

Tawny owl       Kodukakk        Strix aluco

 

Lilac luck

20.05.2019 - 08:48

 

 

In South Estonia the lilac time has  already begun and I  cannot pass out through my garden gate without looking for a long time  for some lilac luck.

The lilac is a late arrival in Estonia and this custom is borrowed from the westerly folks, and even to them  this oriental shrub actually arrived only  in the middle of the 16th century.

VIDEO: All stork chicks hatched

18.05.2019 - 15:05

 

Black stork           Must-toonekurg       Ciconia nigra

 

This morning a little before half past nine the last stork-to-be was hatched from its egg – thus three siblings saw daylight on May 16 and the last one on May 18.