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..

Only one owlet left the tawny owl tree trunk nest

Submitted by Looduskalender EN on Wed, 22.05.2019 - 16:07

Photo Arne Ader


Tawny owl chick ( )

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.

We don’t know  the cause of death of the last two chicks. It seems possible  that a disease or parasites attacked them. We promise to share the information when any explanation is available .

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 …


Sad times in owl nest for viewers

Submitted by Looduskalender EN on Mon, 20.05.2019 - 19:27

Screencap from webcam  Timea, LK forum
Estonian text posted 2019.20.05

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


Tawny owl       Kodukakk        Strix aluco


We transmit the webcam images from the owl nest for the eleventh year. This year’s surviving owl chicks were hatched on April 18, 19 and 20. Such a sight we haven’t seen in the camera but it is known that similar things happen in the world of birds.

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