Starling Camera

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 …

 

VIDEO: From the starling nest webcam

Submitted by Looduskalender EN on Sun, 12.05.2019 - 08:49

Screencap from webcam  IceAge, LK forum
Estonian text posted 11.05.2019

All starling chicks are hatched

 

Starling        Kuldnokk           Sturnus vulgaris

 

Five starling chicks were hatched on Friday. On Saturday by eleven o’clock all seven  chicks were hatched.

The adults feed the chicks well. Who sets  the beak wide open is fed. Nest life in the coming three weeks, or until the chicks fledge,  will be filled with activity.

The hatching of the first chick  was recorded by Olle Koert

 

VIDEO: Chicks hatching in starling nest

Submitted by Looduskalender EN on Fri, 10.05.2019 - 21:39

Video recorded by  Aita, LK forum
Estonian text posted 10.05.2019

A chick has picked an opening in the egg in the centre

 

Starling        Kuldnokk       Sturnus vulgaris

 

The hatching is in progress, several half-hatched  chicks were visible for a moment, regrettably it wasn’t caught on the video.

So we predicted: the first egg was laid on April 22. Often there are five or six eggs in a nest (seven in the nest that we observe). The incubation lasts about twelve days. We expect the hatching of the starling chicks at  around May 10th.

Is the starling clutch complete?

Submitted by Looduskalender EN on Tue, 30.04.2019 - 13:19

Screencap from webcam  Biker, LK forum
Estonian text posted 28-04-2019

Today there are six eggs in the starling nestbox

 

Starling        Kuldnokk        Sturnus vulgaris

 

Everybody kjnows the starling but it is still worthwhile to keep an eye on the nesting of the spring-.

The female laid the first egg on April 22nd. Often there are five or six eggs in a clutch. The incubation lasts about twelve days. Accordingly we may expect hatching of the starling chicks before May 10th.

VIDEO: Starling nest box camera ends

Submitted by Looduskalender EN on Fri, 01.06.2018 - 10:27

Video summary by Jassi, LK forum
Translation Liis

Estonian text posted 31.05.2018

 

 

Starling        Kuldnokk        Sturnus vulgaris 

 

 

Before noon the last young starling left the nest box, and none of the six chicks returned in the evening to spend the night there.

Good Luck To You, Starlings-to-be!

We thank our project  partners, the LK forum members, who recorded the events in the nest and of course all interested viewers.

Although starlings are well-known birds fundamental studies of them have not been made in Europe.

Last starling chick in next box

Submitted by Looduskalender EN on Fri, 01.06.2018 - 10:17

Screenshot Seira, LK forum
Translation Liis

 

Estonian text posted 31.05.2018

At eight o’clock the smallest starling chick remained in the nest box

Starling        Kuldnokk       Sturnus vulgaris

 

Now this one too sits in the nest-box opening, considering the world – earlier the bigger ones simply did not allow it the space. The climbing seems inexperienced but training goes on.

A little before nine o’clock there were several visits to the opening.

By and by fewer starling chicks are left in the nest box

Submitted by Looduskalender EN on Thu, 31.05.2018 - 10:44

Screenshots  Felis silvestris and Seira, LK forum
Translation Liis

 

Estonian text posted 29.05.2018

In the morning two starling chicks left the nest box

 

Starling           Kuldnokk         Sturnus vulgaris

 

... but in the afternoon one roving chick appeared again back in the nest box -  probably it held the familiar environment for safer but  it spent the evening as a stopper in the nest opening when the two smallest ones on the bottom of the nest box waited for feeding by the parents.

So three starling chicks stay to spend the night

Some of the starling chicks have left the nest

Submitted by Looduskalender EN on Thu, 31.05.2018 - 10:36

Screenshots  Felis silvestris and Seira, LK forum
Translation Liis

 

Estonian text posted 29.05.2018

Veebikaamera pildid Felis silvestris ja Seira LK foorumist  Kuldnokk       Sturnus vulgaris     Kell 6.42 olid veel kõik kuus kuldnokapoega tihedalt pesakastis.

At  6.42 all six starling chicks were tightly together in the nest box.

 

Starling        Kuldnokk       Sturnus vulgaris

 

Tunni möödudes oli esimene poeg pesast lahkunud ja peatselt ka järgmine…

An hour later the first chick had left the nest and soon afterwards also a second one.

A little later two starling chicks went briefly out of the nest but it seems that four starlings-to-be stay to spend the night in the nest box together.

Waiting for the fledging of the starling chicks

Submitted by Looduskalender EN on Tue, 29.05.2018 - 10:46

Screenshot Seira, LK forum

Translation Liis

 

Estonian text posted 27.05.2018

A couple of the larger starling chicks sit by turns at the opening of the nest box, for them the nearest neighbourhood should already be familiar

 

Starling        Kuldnokk       Sturnus vulgaris

 

The starling chicks have grown big, there is almost no space more in the nest … The work and toil of the adults can be seen as successful at this stage.

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