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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?

VIDEO: Black stork young birds two months and a half

Submitted by Looduskalender EN on Fri, 02.08.2019 - 19:27

Illustrations  Liz, LK forum
Estonian text posted 31.07.2019



Black stork  Must-toonekurg       Ciconia nigra


In early morning they set off on flights but the young birds must be back in the nest around eight o’clock because male Karl might come to the nest with the early morning prey about then. Who arrives too late in the nest may be left without food – and who wants that.

Black stork camera news

Submitted by Looduskalender EN on Fri, 02.08.2019 - 19:19

Screencap from webcam Anne, LK forum
Estonian text posted 27.07.2019

Female stork Kati


Black stork        Must-toonekurg        Ciconia nigra


The young storks have flying exercises in the morning, everything seems to be order with the orienteering sense of the young birds. After that they have to wait for male Karl with the morning meal and the day goes on.

For some days we have no longer seen mother Kati in the nest. As we already know from earlier years the female leaves first, to head quietly for the wintering grounds.

The forum viewers voted about names for the young storks:

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