Older owlets two weeks old

Submitted by Looduskalender EN on Wed, 27.04.2016 - 14:57

Image from webcam captured by  Maggy, LK forum

Translation Liis

 

Tawny owl       Kodukakk        Strix aluco

 

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Time flies. The trio that hatched on the night of April 12 has become two weeks old. The last owlet, that hatched 4 days later, cannot even out the difference in development; for tawny owls as for many other species the strongest individuals stay alive..

Owl mum Klaara no longer covers the young in the night, they must become hardened. Of course the food need grows by each day. The adults have managed nicely despite the changeable weather.

Write to us about badgers

Submitted by Looduskalender EN on Wed, 27.04.2016 - 14:47

If you go out in the forest looking for a badger, for instance to take part of the campaign for nature observations arranged by the Environmental Agency, then be sure to remember to write down your story. For the observation campaign the coordinates must be entered and a brief description, for us the story of finding the badger. Send it to us! It is not easy to meet a badger, and so stories about its activity traces are welcomed. Even stories where the badger was not found. Badger experts will comment doubtful points. We announce a badger story competition that will last until the end of the badger year. The best will receive prizes, among others a photo from the photo competition ”Mägral maja nagu vaja . Badger had a house as he should".  We look forward to stories heard from elders as well as own adventures

Badger story from our southern neighbours, written by Ineta from Riga

Spring migration of frogs

Submitted by Looduskalender EN on Wed, 27.04.2016 - 14:32

Photo Arne Ader

Translation Liis

Konnatiik

Frog pond

In the rain on Saturday night* there was a significant frog migration on the roads around  Harku lake and the weather forecast promised suitable migration weather on the following days.

 

The Estonian Fund for Nature (Eestimaa Looduse Fond, ELF) announces

The annual frog migration is once more gathering momentum due to the suitable weather. For this the Estonian Fund for NAture (ELF) calls for volunteers to help the amphibians across roads crossing their migratin paths. Car drivers are also asked to be observant on the frog migration that takes place in the dark, for the sake of the amphibians as well as the volunteers helping them. The frog actions take place all over Estonia, for the fifth time.

VIDEO: Great tits in Saaremaa started building nest on Sunday

Submitted by Looduskalender EN on Mon, 25.04.2016 - 23:57

Video recorded by  Olle Koertwww.tt.ee

Image from webcam captured by  Felis Silvestris, LK forum

Translation Liis

 

 

Great tit       Rasvatihane     Parus major

 

Early on Sunday morning the nest box of the great tits was empty and desolate. The female spent the night in the nest box and the male guarded the surroundings to keep off intruders or even other nest contenders.

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