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VIDEOS: New generations at badger castle

Submitted by Looduskalender EN on Mon, 25.06.2018 - 10:51

Text and videos  Tiit Hunt, rmk.ee
Translation Liis

 

Estonian text posted 21.06.2018

In the badger castle there have been animal family idylls as well as life-threatening fights, and as visitors we have seen elks, deer and roe deer. The castle with 19 openings must accommodate at least a raccoon dog family with seven offspring, and a badger pair with two cubs – if all are at home.

We don’t really know thoroughly what the relationship between the badgers and the racoons in the badger castle might be. The occasion when the raccoon dog attacked the badger cub in camera view brought up a discussion of the harsh laws of nature and how these two species might be able to manage their lives side by side in a badger castle.

 

Little anniversary of osprey nestlings

Submitted by Looduskalender EN on Thu, 21.06.2018 - 13:29

Screenshot from webcam  Seira, LK forum

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Estonian text posted 20.06.2018

Male Ivo arrives at nest with food

 

Osprey         Kalakotkas         Pandion haliaetus

 

The osprey chicks that hatched in the drought period knew almost nothing about anything but summery weather until the stormy day yesterday with gale winds but then mother Irma was there to cover the chicks carefully:

See the video that  Mogga, LK forum, recorded from the web camera:

 

VIDEO: Eaglet one month and three weeks old

Submitted by Looduskalender EN on Mon, 18.06.2018 - 10:24

Screenshot from webcam  Rebelde, LK forum

Translation Liis

 

Estonian text posted 15.06.2018

Eaglet and mother Suvi in early morning waiting for family father

 

White-tailed eagle          Merikotkas          Haliaeëtus albicilla

 

For about ten days the eagle nest has been crumbling. Good at least that heavy rain or a serious storm has not occurred in the camera area.

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