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Beautiful bird postage stamps in 2015

Submitted by Looduskalender on Wed, 10.02.2016 - 00:19
 
Common buzzard    Hiireviu       Buteo buteo
 
Among the stamps published in 2015 stamp enthusiasts chose an  otter stamp designed by Sándor Stern as the most beautiful. In second place came the stamp with a Bird of the Year, the honey buzzard, designed by Vladimir Taiger. Among the special stamps and envelope sets, the set created by Vladimir Taiger on the bird of the year theme  took the first place  by great majority.

Burbot the only winter spawner in Estonian freshwaters

Submitted by Looduskalender on Mon, 08.02.2016 - 01:12
Photos Tiit Hunt and Arne Ader
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Burbot       Luts      Lota lota
 
Another strange winter. The spawning of burbots does not benefit from this climate; until the turn of the year water temperature in our waters has been higher than usual. During the January cold wave the spawning of burbots started under the ice cover in rivers. In lakes it will be a little later. The mating period of burbots in Lake Peipus lasts up to 7 weeks.

Bird feeder visitors - Greenfinch

Submitted by Looduskalender on Mon, 08.02.2016 - 01:06
Image from webcam captured by Biker, LK forum
Photos Arne Ader
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All regular camera viewers know the greenfinch who tries to scare away all smaller birds and at the same time to eat. But it must retreat when larger birds arrive such as a jay, woodpecker, crow, jackdaw or pigeon.
 
Greenfinch         Rohevint        Carduelis chloris  
 
In the morning the greenfinches arrive at the birdfeeder to hang out there. They feast on sunflower seeds on the spot, turning them in the beak to free the kernel from the shells.