VIDEO: Spawn robbers on the move

Submitted by Looduskalender EN on Tue, 11.12.2018 - 13:58

Image from webcam IceAge, LK forum

Video Urmas Lettwww.een

English translation Liis

Estonian text posted 10.12.2018

The feet of three mallards are visible; they are on their way upstream to even  shallower water

Mallard         Sinikael-part       Anas platyrhynchos


For the first time we saw the plundering visits of mallards to the trout spawning ground three  years ago – the images were quite rare. But the sounds of ducks near the web camera at the spawning ground were heard already a year earlier.

VIDEO: How the frog met its end at the spawning place

Submitted by Looduskalender EN on Thu, 06.12.2018 - 20:50

Video recorded by Klaabar, LK forum/

English translation Liis

Estonian text posted 03.12.2018


The water level in the trout spawning place is really very low. The frog had probably crept into a turf at the brink, a little higher up than the spawning area to spend the winter but the cold weather and ice cover forced it to search downstream for deeper water where it would be possible to dig into the bottom mud once more …

Catching such images is not common. Wintering frogs have plenty of enemies

VIDEOS: Behaviour of jackals in trail camera

Submitted by Looduskalender EN on Tue, 04.12.2018 - 00:50

Videos from trail camera by Aureus, LK forum

English translation  Liis

Estonian text posted 02.12.2018


Videos recorded in the last days of November, in the same area as the web camera site – where else. In this video we can see that the older individual is unwilling to share the food with the younger animal

Jackal; Golden jackal  Šaakal or harilik šaakal   Canis aureus


The animals often behave depending on their momentary mood and temper.

Badger camera ends transmission – Summary of events

Submitted by Looduskalender EN on Sat, 01.12.2018 - 16:14

Summary by Tiit
English translation Liis

Estonian text posted 29.11.2018

The badger camera ends a season rich in events, “custom made” compared to earlier seasons in the sense that the animals pleased the watchers with being often present in camera view and not leaving the home hillock in summer for any longer periods.

A tiny whimpering cub could be seen already on the third day on-line between the jaws of the badger mother coming out of the burrow. The cub was brought to the outskirt of the sett to a freshly arranged nest. A second cub was transported in the same way a couple of hours later.

At least seven raccoon dog pups saw daylight in the badger sett with nineteen burrow openings The bustling of the “city folks” lasted day and night.

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