VIDEO: The stork family with one week old chicks

Submitted by Looduskalender EN on Wed, 22.05.2019 - 16:13

Video recorded by Urmas Lett,
Translation Liis
Estonian text posted 22.05.2019



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.

The three older chicks are a week old today. The youngest and smallest was hatched two days later and the difference in size is visible to the eye..

So who attacked the starling nest?

Submitted by Looduskalender EN on Tue, 21.05.2019 - 14:46

Mobile phone  video and image by Olle



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

Submitted by Looduskalender EN on Mon, 20.05.2019 - 19:39

Video recorded by  Aita, LK forum
Estonian text posted 20.05.2019



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.

The starling adults were courageous in defending their chicks but against the mammal their power and self-sacrificing attacks were sadly not enough …


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