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VIDEO: Owlets left nest log

Submitted by Looduskalender EN on Fri, 01.06.2018 - 10:36

Video record Fleur,LK Forum

 

An hour before the departure from the nest both jostled in the flight opening

 

Tawny owl      Kodukakk       Strix aluco

 

The weather is summery hot, hurries on nature as well as bird chicks.

The owlets waited until the sunset period to leave the nest almost at the same time and together.

Today they were a month old and at least according to memory at that age owlets have not left earlier. Neither has it happened that owlets have returned to the nest …

All the best to you, and stand courageous against all dangers!.

VIDEO: Starling nest box camera ends

Submitted by Looduskalender EN on Fri, 01.06.2018 - 10:27

Video summary by Jassi, LK forum
Translation Liis

Estonian text posted 31.05.2018

 

 

Starling        Kuldnokk        Sturnus vulgaris 

 

 

Before noon the last young starling left the nest box, and none of the six chicks returned in the evening to spend the night there.

Good Luck To You, Starlings-to-be!

We thank our project  partners, the LK forum members, who recorded the events in the nest and of course all interested viewers.

Although starlings are well-known birds fundamental studies of them have not been made in Europe.

VIDEO: Large pike for stork chicks

Submitted by Looduskalender EN on Fri, 01.06.2018 - 10:21

Video recorded by Liz, LK forum

Translation Liis

 

Estonian text posted 31.05.2018

 

 

Black stork       Must-toonekurg         Ciconia nigra

Unbelievable how large fish the black storks manage to catch, in addition to gobble down.

Sucn a treat was of course too much for the only a week and half old stork chicks and went back into the craw of  female Kati

Last starling chick in next box

Submitted by Looduskalender EN on Fri, 01.06.2018 - 10:17

Screenshot Seira, LK forum
Translation Liis

 

Estonian text posted 31.05.2018

At eight o’clock the smallest starling chick remained in the nest box

Starling        Kuldnokk       Sturnus vulgaris

 

Now this one too sits in the nest-box opening, considering the world – earlier the bigger ones simply did not allow it the space. The climbing seems inexperienced but training goes on.

A little before nine o’clock there were several visits to the opening.

By and by fewer starling chicks are left in the nest box

Submitted by Looduskalender EN on Thu, 31.05.2018 - 10:44

Screenshots  Felis silvestris and Seira, LK forum
Translation Liis

 

Estonian text posted 29.05.2018

In the morning two starling chicks left the nest box

 

Starling           Kuldnokk         Sturnus vulgaris

 

... but in the afternoon one roving chick appeared again back in the nest box -  probably it held the familiar environment for safer but  it spent the evening as a stopper in the nest opening when the two smallest ones on the bottom of the nest box waited for feeding by the parents.

So three starling chicks stay to spend the night

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