Final story and illustrations Tiit Hunt, www.rmk.ee
Estonian text posted 11.10.2019
The beaver camera that was installed in the Kilingi-Nõmme hunting grounds in Pärnumaa at the end of May has ended transmission.
At the lodge in Ura two beavers were active until one of the animals was hit by a suddenly breaking tree. The tree fell so quickly and unexpectedly that the animal in the water could not escape the falling trunk. After this incident we have not managed to see two beavers at the same time in camera view. One animal was busy daily in camera view a week longer; in the following week it was observed only a few times and after that disappeared completely.
Below a video reminder of the hit:
Sound recorded by Fleur, LK forum
Estonian text posted 13.09.2019
Jackal or Golden jackal Šaakal or harilik šaakal Canis aureus
Summary in Estonian written by Urmas Sellis
Estonian text posted 03.09.2019
In March, before installing the web camera in the nest, we waited impatiently for the start of male bird Karl’s migration. Karl did have a tracking device but the lack of GSM cover in southern Sudan kept us in the dark during four months, from mid-November 2018 when Karl reached his wintering site. However, on March 16 during the spring migration Karl’s locations were registered and all seemed to be in order. We had nearly two weeks of time to install the camera at the nest. The nest could be seen in the web camera from March 24 onwards.
Videos recorded by Freddie, LK forum
Estonian text posted 04.09.2019
Male Ivo still feeds young birds Pilvi and Nele who are busy near the nest
Osprey Kalakotkas Pandion haliaetus
The young ospreys are three months old and they will not be seen around the nest for long any more, Male Ivo still feeds the young birds quite generously and with reason because the independent life of the young birds on migration is not an easy one, particularly when the skills of fishing are still only recently learned, Today the cries of the young birds near the nest are still to be heard.
The female as well as one of the young birds has already gone on migration.