Webcam for bird migration in autumnal Haeska

Submitted by Looduskalender EN on Fri, 21.09.2018 - 09:45

Introduction written by Tiit Hunt,
Transmission provided by Teetormaja and EENet
English translation Liis

Estonian text posted 16.09.2018

Last autumn and this spring we could observe the autumn and spring migration of birds on the Sassi peninsula through the web camera. For a change we will follow the migration this season that is still gathering momentum in another location - in the Haeska coastal meadow on the northern shore of Matsalu

Evening meal with a toad

Submitted by Looduskalender EN on Mon, 17.09.2018 - 22:56

Photos Arne Ader
English  translation Liis

Estonian text posted 13.09.2018

Harilik kärnkonn

Common toad


Common toad      Harilik kärnkonn        Bufo bufo


On Saturday evening, I had the opportunity to keep company with a toad gentleman at an evening meal that started at half past five and lasted almost an hour and a half.

Why a male? The individual was some eleven centimetres long, smart and dignified. Somehow I did not want to class the creature as a female because old females may be even larger than fifteen centimetres in body length and, as fits dignified ladies, appropriately portly.

About the migration of a crane with transmitter

Submitted by Looduskalender EN on Sat, 15.09.2018 - 13:10

Text and photos Aivar Leito
English translation Liis

Estonian text posted 10.09.2018



Hello again, dear crane friends!

In my crane tale on September 4th I predicted that „Hauka 3“ with a GPS probably would not migrate further from Latvia, but that was a mistake!

After a resting pause of four days he started the migration again on September 8th in the morning in a south-south-southeasterly direction and by midnight on the same day reached the northwestern corner of Belarus where he stayed on September 9th too. But I think that he will move from there in the near future a little more towards southeast to the Miory marsh area where many of our cranes with transmitters have stayed earlier too for longer periods on their autumn migration.

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