Text Tiit Hunt, www.rmk.ee
Estonian text posted 22.04.2019
English translation Liis
The beaver webcam furnished a pleasant surprise and definite proof that in Matsalu the rare eagle owl is still present.
An aspen trunk set up for the gnawing of the beavers one evening became a suitable ambush spot for an eagle owl. Here in the flat landscape there are few good outlook points for our largest owl, so maybe it will adopt this pole and return.
Eagle owls have become so few in
Generally a ground-nesting bird, the eagle owl here has also nested in the old ruins of the Kloostri Manor near Penijõe in the past and in a white-tailed eagle nest further off in Höbring. A guess may be that the specimen seen in the video lives in the Matsalu forest .