VIDEO: What goes on in the black stork nest

Submitted by Looduskalender EN on Mon, 12.08.2019 - 10:20

Image from web camera and video  Liz, LK forum
Estonian text posted 10.08.2019

The young bird Aru (letter A on the leg number) has injured the underside of its wing on its test flights but the slight tear seems to be healing. It is the bird that spends most of its time in the nest. The other young bird can be seen in early morning


Black stork          Must-toonekurg         Ciconia nigra


The young birds were 86 days old today, next week they will be three months on August 16. The migration period should be starting for the young birds.

About the doings of the ospreys

Submitted by Looduskalender EN on Mon, 12.08.2019 - 10:12

Screencaps from webcam  Kitarr, LK forum
Estonian text posted 05.08.2019

All youngsters in the nest


Osprey        Kalakotkas        Pandion haliaetus 


The young birds that have turned two months old are busy and sometimes romp around each according to its own character. The adults have managed the feeding of the young birds successfully. Let us hope that the last month will pass likewise without mishaps.

Greater spotted eagle camera works

Submitted by Looduskalender EN on Mon, 05.08.2019 - 09:07

Screencap from webcam  Moira, LK forum
Estonian text posted 04.08.2019

In the image male Tõnn bringing prey to the nest; sounds of  juvenile Tuule heard somewhere nearby


Greater spotted eagle         Suur-konnakotkas         Clanga clanga

 The juvenile named Tuule by the viewers in the LK forum makes its flying exercises around  the nest or is busy near the nest, By the way, Tuule was two months old a couple of days ago, more precisely on August 2.

Male Tõnn takes care of bringing food. We will learn more about the activities of the spotted eagle family in the next few days.

READER'S LETTER: White stork nest in farm yard

Submitted by Looduskalender EN on Mon, 05.08.2019 - 09:01

Text and images Vicky Korju
Estonian text posted 31.07.2019

Adult bird and young stork  in evening light


White stork       Valge-toonekurg      Ciconia ciconia


I read in Looduskalender that you are invited to send your stories from nature around your home.

I moved to live in  Kärpla village, in a farmhouse that had been standing empty for more than six years. A couple of weeks later a white stork moved into the farm yard. While the house stood empty the stork nest was also empty for all the years. My question is: why do the white storks need someone to live in the house or near the nest?

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