Happening in black stork nest after goshawk attack

Submitted by Looduskalender EN on Sat, 22.06.2019 - 17:45

Screencap from webcam Liz, LK forum
Estonian text posted 20.06.2019

A few minutes past 1.30 pm male Karl arrived  as the first to feed the storklets. and with  a five minutes interval female Kati


Black stork        Must-toonekurg       Accipiter gentilis

 The attacks of the goshawk on the nest lasted nearly until noon with intervals; interesting where the bird of prey headed and why did it abstain from attacking the nest again?

The storklets calmed down within some ten minutes after the bird of prey left – they can  judge danger.

VIDEO: Goshawk attack on black stork nest

Submitted by Looduskalender EN on Fri, 21.06.2019 - 12:09

Screencap from webcam video recorded by   Liz, LK forum
Estonian text posted 20.06.2019  10.25



Goshawk      Kanakull        Accipiter gentilis


If we have the identification right  we have to do with a first year goshawk because we can see lengthwise streaks on the breast plumage of the hawk.

During the attack the goshawk changes tactics because the storklets defend themselves. It was left to push someone over the edge of the nest when flying past which also happens 5 minutes into the video.

The goshawk weighs probably just over a kilo and the storklets are beginning to approach a kilo.

VIDEO: Both nightjar chicks hatched

Submitted by Looduskalender EN on Mon, 17.06.2019 - 09:01

Video recorded by Aita, LK forum
Estonian text posted 14.06.2019



Nightjar          Öösorr            Caprimulgus europaeus


Towards morning the second egg of the nightjars also hatched. Thus all took place on June 13 and 14.

The eggshells have been removed from the nest and at the end of the video we see the interaction between the newly hatched chick and the female bird.

Screencap from webcam  Michi, LK forum

Black stork camera works

Submitted by Looduskalender EN on Sun, 16.06.2019 - 09:41

Screencap from webcam  Liz, LK forum
Estonian text posted 15.06.2019

Who eats will grow


Black stork       Must- toonekurg      Ciconia nigra


Urmas Sellis visited the stork nest. The transmitter for the camera signal had changed direction in the stormy weather and this was corrected. Fortunately the tree where the transmitter  was installed in the tip had not broken. Not even the cables had to be repaired.

Since there is good reason to write today we can also note that the storklets will be a month old tomorrow; these three youngsters were all hatched on May 16

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