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White-tailed eagle chick two months

Submitted by Looduskalender EN on Tue, 26.06.2018 - 09:11

Screenshot from webcam  Rebelde, LK forum
Translation Liis

 

Estonian text posted 24.06.2018

White-tailed eagle        Merikotkas        Haliaeëtus albicilla

 Only two supporting branches are left of the crumbling nest of the white-tailed eagle family after two weeks. The stormy days and heavy showers in the week of course caused worries but everything passed without particular incidents.

The eagle chick is two months, it has learnt climbing and keeping balance and no ”silly feats” were undertaken in the strong wind – so its physical training should be good.

VIDEOS: New generations at badger castle

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

Text and videos  Tiit Hunt, rmk.ee
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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

Translation Liis

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:

 

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