VIDEOS: The day of the Ura beavers and otters

Submitted by Looduskalender EN on Fri, 14.06.2019 - 09:17

Text and illustrations  Tiit Hunt, www.rmk.ee

Estonian text posted 12.06.2019

 

The doings of the Ura beavers brought them into camera view already a minute past midnight. Shortly before three o’clock when the forest birds already woke up and started singing the beavers had been swimming, alone or two together, past the camera exactly 21 times –an active night. 

The water level had suddenly decreased in the pond and it can be  supposed that they worried about the condition of the dam about 50 meters away. During the next two hours the beavers came in camera view only five times so they were probably engaged in the dam construction. From five o’clock in the morning they were no longer to be seen, probably they were settling down to the day’s sleep … 

Osprey camera 2: Osprey chicks grow

Submitted by Looduskalender EN on Fri, 14.06.2019 - 09:05

Screencap from webcam  Sappheira, LK forum
Estonian text posted 12.06.2019

Male Ivo must be praised

 

Osprey          Kalakotkas            Pandion haliaetus 

 

In the Kalakotkas 2 camera nest in Tartumaa the eagle chicks have become a week on average. The first were hatched on June 4 and 5 and the smallest among the chicks on June 7.

In the forum the regular viewers praise male Ivo (to the left in the photo and ringed) compared to male Marko from the Võrumaa nest. The daily catch of fish is 6:5 to the advantage of Ivo.

VIDEOS: First chick hatched in lesser spotted eagle nest

Submitted by Looduskalender EN on Fri, 14.06.2019 - 08:58

Video recorded by  Liz, LK forum
Estonian text posted 11.06.2019

 

At half past twelve the chick was hatched.

Screencaps from webcam  Timea, LK forum

Kotkapoeg koorunud ja segavad munakoored emaslind Maia poolt pesast eemaldatud

The chick has been hatched and the interfering egg shells have been removed from the nest by female bird Maia

Lesser spotted eagle           Väike-konnakotkas           Aquila pomarina   

Tõnn and Tiiu’s first-hatched chick week old

Submitted by Looduskalender EN on Tue, 11.06.2019 - 18:43

Screencap from webcam  IceAge, LK forum
Estonian text posted 09.06.2019

 In the heavy rain with thunder  at night the nest forest became quite wet and mother Tiiu seems quite soaked

Greater spotted eagle    Suur-konnakotkas         Clanga clanga

 

The older GSE chick is a week old; its instincts make it harass the three days younger hatchling. About Cainism in greater spotted eagle nests we have already written.

VIDEO: Growing in greater spotted eagle nest

Submitted by Looduskalender EN on Fri, 07.06.2019 - 15:32

Video recorded by  Tatjana; LK forum
Estonian text posted 06.06.2019

 

The egg shells have been placed on the nest verge

 

Greater spotted eagle          Suur-konnakotkas         Clanga clanga

 

In April Tiiu laid two eggs, the first one on April 23 and the next on April 27. The incubation time until the hatching of the first chick on June 2 was forty days and for the second chick, hatched on June 5, one day less.  Ornithologists know that greater spotted eagles start incubating as soon as the first egg has been laid,

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