VIDEO: Sometimes we manage to capture the egg-laying

Submitted by Looduskalender EN on Sun, 13.03.2016 - 10:23

Video record by Fleur, LK forum

Translation Liis

 

Tawny owl    Kodukakk      Strix aluco

 

On Saturday morning, at a quarter to eight, it seemed that Klaara had laid an egg. We could not be quite certain but had to wait until evening.

There are always reasons to get out in the evening: legs and wings need stretching, some food would be nice, company kept with Klaus.  And at 19.48 the second egg could be seen, before flying out Klaara turned the eggs with some clatter.

Weather year 2015

Submitted by Looduskalender EN on Sun, 13.03.2016 - 09:09
Text Kristel Vilbaste
Photos Arne Ader
Translation Liis

(Survey of nature and weather 2015 published in Estonian 26.12.2015)

As in earlier years, I will make a summary of the weather year in 2015 too.

The year before there was enough snow at the turn of the year to hang in generous swathes from the eaves but in January 2015 the ground was mostly only barely covered. The year started with a flood on January 2nd in Haapsalu.

 

Jõgede jääkaas

The first ice cover formed on rivers only in January

VIDEO: Second expected egg in nest

Submitted by Looduskalender EN on Sat, 12.03.2016 - 10:21

Video recorded by Ame, LK forum

Translation Liis

The final part of egg-laying looks like this

 

White-tailed eagle     Merikotkas     Haliaeëtus albicilla

 

When we saw the first egg of female eagle Anna in the morning mists of Women’s Day, we prepared to expect the second egg on Friday afternoon, or before the camera ends its transmission in the evening and so it was.

Early passing migrants moving

Submitted by Looduskalender EN on Sat, 12.03.2016 - 09:41

Photo Kaarel Kaisel

Translation Liis

Rabahaned lumesajus

Bean geese in snowfall

 

Bean goose     Rabahani        Anser fabalis

 

Bean geese do not stay in Estonia, their breeding territory begins at the marshes of central Finland and from there extends towards north. During the spring migration in March-April tens of thousands of bean geese can make a stop in Estonia however – for feeding, waiting for warmer weather in the breeding area or waiting for suitable migrating winds. It does not do to be late to the breeding territories. In the flight view there are the usual ”goose triangles” but sometimes they also fly in a long line at each others’ tails .

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