VIDEO: Goshawk attacked osprey nest

Submitted by Looduskalender EN on Wed, 03.07.2019 - 08:24

Video (Slow motion) Bea, LK forum
Estonian text posted 02.07.2017


Female Miina leaves the nest with an alarm call to drive off the invader

Northern  goshawk       Kanakull          Accipiter gentilis


Immediately before three o’clock it was raining and female Miina covered her nestlings. A minute before three o’clock just as the rain decreased the goshawk attack took place; attentive forum members recorded it.

The same goshawk has very likely been flying past the nest earlier so that it knew the layout and could plan the attack. Miina has left the nest earlier too with alarm calls but the cause of danger has been too far away or outside the camera’s field of view.

VIDEO: Nightjar nest not easy to find

Submitted by Looduskalender EN on Mon, 01.07.2019 - 09:50

Video recorded by  Fleur, LK forum
Estonian text posted 30.06.2019


It is ever more difficult to find the birds that blend so well with nature in the heath forest


Nightjar           Öösorr         Caprimulgus europaeus


Finding the birds that blend so well in nature  has become more difficult with the movable camera already since several days.

The male covers the juveniles during daytime and keeps busy with them. Where is the female?

Quite likely she lays a second clutch of eggs nearby. If  the camera operator finds the female in the vicinity there is reason to keep the camera here.

Screencap from web camera  Biker, LK forum

Fish camera in Keila River

Submitted by Looduskalender EN on Mon, 01.07.2019 - 09:16

Transmission by  EENet
Introduction and illustrations  Tiit
Estonian  text posted 30.06.2019

The fish camera is now located in the Keila-Joa River at the mouth of the Keila River in a fast-flowing cut: the sea begins at about a hundred meters from here. A kilometre upstream the 6,1 m high Keila waterfall is an insurmountable obstacle for migratory fish coming from the sea.

About the nest life of nightjars

Submitted by Looduskalender EN on Fri, 28.06.2019 - 13:09

Screencap from web camera   Laranjeiras, LK forum
Estonian text posted 21.06.2019

The nightjar chicks get out from under the cover of the female bird in hot days




 Nightjar           Öösorr       Caprimulgus europaeus

The nightjar nestlings hatched within less than a day on June 13 and 14 and by today they are one week old. Splendid that we have been able to follow the doings of these birds through the web camera. We have been lucky: after all this is the Bird Of The Year.

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