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VIDEO: Summer of roe deer family

Submitted by Looduskalender EN on Wed, 05.09.2018 - 13:10

Video recorded by  Fleur, LK forum
English translation Liis


Estonian text posted 31.08.2018



Roe deer         Metskits or kaber         Capreolus capreolus


The roe deer fawns were born about three months ago, so they are about the same age as  the chicks of the greater spotted eagles and the ospreys that have grown up to juveniles in our web camera view.

Looduskalender in Vikerraadio: Chicory is blooming

Submitted by Looduskalender on Tue, 04.09.2018 - 01:40

The author, Kristel Vilbaste, also posts texts in Vikerraadio

Photo: Arne Ader

Translation into English by Maret

Estonian text posted 09.08.2018



Old people used to say, that if the first week of August is hot, we will have a long and cold winter and the snow will stay long in the spring.

Today’s weather people have so far been a bit shocked by their own summer forecasts and don’t even dare to predict so far ahead.

It feels, as if the whole nature is padding itself with cotton wool. The woolly tips of the thistles are big and soft and the seed pods of the willow herb look like downy mountains. The ground looks like it was covered in fog, it is so dry. There has been no rain for three months is some parts of Estonia and digging down as deep as you manage, it is still as dry as ashes.

But in the nature’s enchanted garden we can still find flowering beauty.

Looduskalender in Vikerraadio: Common buzzard

Submitted by Looduskalender on Mon, 03.09.2018 - 22:30

The author, Kristel Vilbaste, also posts texts on Vikerraadio.

Photos: Arne Ader

Translation into English by Maret

Estonian text posted 08.08.2018


Common buzzard

Sitting on the balcony at my cottage, I get confused by the sounds of a bird. It whistles. And it is confusing, because there are two birds who whistle rather similar tunes.

When there is a bigger, whistling bird whose flight resembles jumping, coming from the direction of Tammesõõru, it is a Eurasian jay. But the other one, whose whistle, almost a scream, is heard from high up between the treetops and sometimes over the meadow beyond the creek, is the common buzzard.

Movements of transmitter cranes to be seen again

Submitted by Looduskalender EN on Sun, 02.09.2018 - 11:19

Information from  Aivar Leito

English translation Liis


Estonian text posted 30.08.2018


„Hauka 3“ in home territory; trail camera image Urmas Sellis


Crane         Sookurg      Grus grus


Dear Crane Friends!

I am happy to tell you that now  the movements of our cranes with transmitters can be seen again in the Bird Migration Map (http://birdmap.5dvision.ee/EE), that is, the autumn migration 2018 season has been opened.

VIDEO: Badgers in August

Submitted by Looduskalender EN on Sun, 02.09.2018 - 11:06

Image from camera, video and summary  Tiit Hunt, www.rmk.ee

English translation Liis


Estonian text posted 28.08.2018

The badger family is doing well as before, two cubs are alive and in good health and parasites do not seem to harass them overmuch. Longer tours out of the badger castle seem to have ended for this year.

Last week the camera had recorded badger activities almost every evening and night and even during some morning hours. We have not seen the old male badger in his home burrow for some time but if he is well and healthy he will return home in due time.

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