Winter Bird Feeder Camera

Winter small bird feeder camera ends transmission

Submitted by Looduskalender EN on Sun, 17.03.2019 - 09:59

Screencap from webcam  Balistar, LK forum
English translation Liis

 

Grey-headed woodpecker    Hallpea-rähn or hallrähn      Picus canus

 

 

The rains of the last few  days have reduced the snow cover in southern Estonia significantly. The southerly winds help the movements of migratory birds – life goes steadily towards spring. It is a good time to end  the small bird feeder camera transmission. Our thanks to all viewers!

Winter garden bird feeder camera – mammals at the feeder

Submitted by Looduskalender EN on Tue, 12.02.2019 - 13:06

Linnuvaatlejawww.linnuvaatleja.ee

English translation Liis

The Nordic winter is a harsh challenge not only for birds but also for mammals. Some bats fly to spend winter in warmer parts of Europe, others stay to hibernate at home. Bears, badgers, raccoon dogs, dormice, birch mice and hedgehogs also hibernate. Many quadrupeds however remain to face  hunger and cold and so do not even shy off from the dangerous proximity of humans when  searching for food and shelter. Smaller mammals – for  instance some rodents - also visit the birdfeeders.

Orav

Squirrel / Photo:  Arne Ader (www.loodusemees.ee)

Morning in the winter bird feeder webcam

Submitted by Looduskalender EN on Sun, 20.01.2019 - 11:40

Screencap from webcam IceAge, LK forum
English translation Liis

 

Estonian text posted 16.01.2019

Great tits, greenfinches, tree sparrows…

Those who feed birds know that the first arrivals are the great tits, already in the morning dusk – the winter bird webcam watchers notice it too.

The earliest is of course some older great tit that knows the neighbourhood thoroughly and has spent the night nearby. Together with the blue tits they cooperate peacefully and nicely in  order  – the older, larger birds are given priority. Marsh tits are the last arrivals among the tits. The first three-quarters of the hour belongs to the tits.

Winter bird feeder camera starts

Submitted by Looduskalender EN on Sun, 23.12.2018 - 09:46

Transmission provided by Elisa and EENet

English translation Liis

Estonian text posted 22.12.2018

The season has arrived when we can observe the birds visiting the winter bird feeder and see their doings for the 13th year. The images from the winter bird feeder camera at Otepää reaches all interested watchers through the cooperation of Loodusemees, Linnuvaatleja and Looduskalender.

Winter Bird Feeder Camera closes

Submitted by Looduskalender EN on Sat, 07.04.2018 - 11:57

Transmission courtesy of  Elisa and EENet
Translation Liis

Estonian text posted 04.04.2018

Screencap  IceAge, LK forum

Spring has dragged this year and with the snowy weather after the Easter holidays  the birds visited the feeder quite busily.

The birds seen in the camera this year were introduced by the Linnuvaatleja, www.linnuvaatleja.ee

Our thanks to the Looduskalender forum!

The camera operated at Otepää in the yard of  Arne Ader. The birds were fed by Balsnack, www.balsnack.ee

Until meeting again in the new season!

Winter birdfeeder camera – mammals at birdfeeders

Submitted by Looduskalender EN on Sun, 25.03.2018 - 11:48

Visitors  introduced by  Linnuvaatleja, www.linnuvaatleja.ee
Translation Liis

Estonian text posted 21-03-2018

The northern winter is a severe scourge not only for birds but for mammals too. Some bats fly to winter quarters in warmer areas in Europe, others stay to hibernate in their native country. Bears, badgers, raccoon dogs, dormice, birch mice and hedgehogs also hibernate. Many quadrupeds however are left to face the cold and famine and in the search for shelter and food they do not even shun the dangerous closeness of humans. Smaller mammals – for instance some rodents – also visit the birdfeeders.

Orav

Squirrel / Photo: Arne Ader (www.loodusemees.ee)

Winter bird feeder camera starts again

Submitted by Looduskalender EN on Thu, 21.12.2017 - 21:29

Transmission courtesy of  Elisa and EENet

Translation Liis

Estonian text posted 21.12.2017

Already for the twelfth winter season we can observe through the webcam the birds visiting the feeder and their doings. The activities in the winter bird camera that is installed at Otepää are made avaialable to bird friends by Looduskalender, Loodusemees and Linnuvaatleja.

Winter bird feeder webcam transmission ends

Submitted by Looduskalender EN on Tue, 14.03.2017 - 20:06

Screencap from webcam IceAge, LK forum
Translation Liis

Bullfinches visited the birdfeeder until the end of the season.

This winter turned out as it did but our feathered friends got different bird foods by  BALSNACK. Arne Ader cared nicely for the birds outside the window of the Loodusemees home office and ends the feeding only when the capricious spring weather is over.

The image from the camera was quite decent, there was no shortage of bird species – we can see that from the LK forum entries: thank you to the devoted watchers in the forum: LINK

Picture story: Grain ball vandals

Submitted by Looduskalender EN on Fri, 13.01.2017 - 12:38

Images from webcam  IceAge and Shanta, LK forum

Great spotted woodpecker male

That smaller passerines like the grain balls viewers of the bird feeder camera have surely noticed, but bigger ones are also busy at them for getting food to store.

 Pildil olev isaslind lõhub võrgu täies teadmises, et suuremaid suutäisi saada ning tüütu nokitsemine lõpetada…

The male in the image tears up the net quite deliberately in order to get larger bites and avoid the boring pecking…

The crow family birds are smart and the magpie in the image takes at least three grain balls at a time to his hiding place.

Small Bird Winter Feeder Webcamera

Submitted by Looduskalender EN on Thu, 15.12.2016 - 11:30

Transmission courtesy of  Elisa and EENet

The 2016 Bird of the Year of the Estonian Ornithological Society is the great tit. The doings of one of our best known and widest spread bird can be observed the year round. The web page of the Great Tit Year is at www.eoy.ee/rasvatihane/. The Estonian Environmental Investments Centre, Keskkonnainvesteeringute Keskus (KIK), supports the Bird of the Year activities. It seems that colder winter weather has finally reached us too, and it is the last moment to set up a feeder for your feathered friends .

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