So who attacked the starling nest?

Submitted by Looduskalender EN on Tue, 21.05.2019 - 14:46

Mobile phone  video and image by Olle



Pine marten          Metsnugis             Martes martes


Olle drove to the nest after the pine marten’s attack and caught images of the movements of the robber although he had to search for the mobile phone very fast in his pocket – a useful occasion for a mobile in fact.

VIDEO: Predator attacking starling chicks

Submitted by Looduskalender EN on Mon, 20.05.2019 - 19:39

Video recorded by  Aita, LK forum
Estonian text posted 20.05.2019



Starling     Kuldnokk         Sturnus vulgaris


When it rains, it pours …

Half an hour before noon a hairy paw reached for the starling chicks. Since it is a rather secluded spot the ”robber” could well be a pine marten.

The starling adults were courageous in defending their chicks but against the mammal their power and self-sacrificing attacks were sadly not enough …


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