Deer Camera

Red deers and others on Saaremaa forest camera.

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Red deer camera ended transmission

Submitted by Looduskalender EN on Wed, 03.04.2019 - 13:25

Screencap from webcam  IceAge, LK forum
English translation Liis

Estonian text posted 02.04.2019

 

The red deer camera finished its season. Our thanks to the hunting specialists of RMK who together with their colleagues cared for the menu of the deer ground visitors.

Our thanks also to OÜ Teetormaja and Eenet who transmitted the camera stream and HATCAM  who provided technical support.

And without the numerous viewers such enterprises would not have any real sense.  

It has been interesting to read the messages and observations of the LK forum members who have been watching the events on the deer ground on a daily basis.

The camera and equipment will move to the mainland to transmit the doings of beavers – the animal of the year.

Red deer camera season on final stretch

Submitted by Looduskalender EN on Sun, 31.03.2019 - 10:09

Information from  Tiit Huntwww.rmk.ee
English translation Liis
Estonian text posted 30.03.2019

The sixth season of the red deer web camera is coming to an end. At the end of February five years ago we were first able to observe the doings of the deer in Saaremaa in real time via the web camera. Yes, indeed time flies, runs, ticks away … it doesn’t dawdle  …

In the video records of the last few days we can see that in the second week of spring one deer bull already has six new furry antler tines while others are bare-headed and many still have their antlers firmly on their heads. 

 

Badgers already making longer tours

Submitted by Looduskalender EN on Thu, 14.03.2019 - 10:10

Screencap from webcam W. Zwar

English translation Liis

Estonian text  posted 13.03.2019

Badger at the deer feeding ground

 

Badger         Mäger       Meles meles

 

This badger usually moves in the dark, being on a foraging trip.

During winter they went out from the burrows in warmer weather but then always close to the nest. More frequently in daytime, to breath fresh air and when possible show themselves to the sun.

In winter the badgers have had a thorough slimming period: a full-grown individual now weighs about nine kilos.

Red deer bulls at the feeding ground

Submitted by Looduskalender EN on Thu, 10.01.2019 - 11:51

Screencap from webcam  IceAge, LK forum
English translation Liis

Estonian text posted 09.01.2019

 

 

Red deer         Punahirv        Cervus elaphus

 

Large red deer bulls, or stags, weigh up to a couple of hundred kilos and the body length can reach a couple of metres, shoulder height up to one and a quarter of a metre.

We have not yet seen the females on the feeding ground this season; they have no antlers and their weight reaches only a hundred kilos – so the sexual dimorphism is visually noticeable.

VIDEO: Quiet munching goes on

Submitted by Looduskalender EN on Sat, 05.01.2019 - 00:04

Video recorded by Fleur, LK forum

English translation Liis
Estonian text posted 28.12.2018

 

Bachelors’ club

 

 

 

Red Deer    Punahirv       Cervus elaphus

 

Let us look back in time . To the deer enclosures of Estonian manors animals were brought from Europe already in the second half of the 19th century. In the troubled times of World War I the deer enclosures disappeared.

6th season of deer camera

Submitted by Looduskalender EN on Fri, 04.01.2019 - 23:28

Transmission provided by Teetormaja and EENet
Technical support HATCAM
Introduction Tiit Hunt, www.rmk.ee

English translation Liis
Estonian text posted 28.12.2018

The activities of the red deer (Cervus elaphus) can once again be viewed in the webcam in Saaremaa – the sixth season from the beginning in 2014. In a few months, at the end of February, it will already be five years since we could watch the doings of the deer in real time by way of the webcam for the first time. 

Red deer camera ends transmission

Submitted by Looduskalender EN on Wed, 25.04.2018 - 08:58

Screencap from webcam  IceAge, LK forum
Translation Liis

 

Estonian text posted 21.04.2018

 

Red deer       Punahirv     Cervus elaphus

 

The shedding of the antlers started in early March.  As we can see young animals still have their antlers, and the old bulls grow new antlers.

Tiit Hunt will surely make a final summary of the season in the near future.

Our thanks to our viewers and the Looduskalender forum members, thanks to whom interesting events were recorded in images as well as words.

Deer antlers disappear on-line

Submitted by Looduskalender EN on Thu, 22.03.2018 - 00:46

Text Tiit Hunt, www.rmk.ee

Translation Liis
 

Estonian text posted 14.03.2018

The red deer bulls, or stags,  shed their antlers in large amounts currently; a first solitary antler this year was found near the camera on February 20th.

Imprints of sleeping of many deer in the adjacent copse suggest that the 20-22 headed bull herd has not been very  mobile during the winter and mostly stayed near the feeding ground.
While during the previous winters-springs antlers were only sporadically shed on the ground  then now during the shedding period that has lasted two-three weeks exceptionally many have been shed here – up to now already antlers from at least six deer.

hirved

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