Still enough incubation time left

Submitted by Looduskalender EN on Fri, 29.04.2016 - 11:08

Image captured by  Lussi, LK forum

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Black stork pair at nest, male Karl at left replaces brooding female Kati

 

Black stork     Must-toonekurg        Ciconia nigra

 

 

A brief survey: the eggs appeared in Kati’s nest on April 12, 14, 16 and 17. The incubation time lasts about one month for large birds, so we can begin to expect hatching of the chicks from mid-May.

The last couple of days with rain and cold weather was replaced by sunshine today – it dries the nest a little; the adults are busy draining the bottom.

VIDEO: Birthday kids line up

Submitted by Looduskalender EN on Fri, 29.04.2016 - 10:54

Video recorded by  Mutikluti, LK forum

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White-tailed eagle   Merikotkas       Haliaeetus albicilla

 

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We have reached a line of birthday celebrations. In the white-tailed eagle nest the eagle chicks were hatched on April 13, 16 and 19, so the oldest and largest eagle-to-be has two weeks of life. The middle one becomes two weeks old on April 30, and the smallest on May 3.

Calcium – vital mineral that influences the well-being of birds

Submitted by Looduskalender EN on Fri, 29.04.2016 - 10:46

Science news of the bird of the year conveyed by Marko Mägimarko.magi@ut.ee

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Calcium is necessary for the normal functioning of the organism and the development of bones, for birds also for breeding making up the larger part of the egg shell and giving it resilience. Nearly 90% of the calcium in the organism of birds is tied in the bones..

Older owlets two weeks old

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

Image from webcam captured by  Maggy, LK forum

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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

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