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Winter bird feeder camera starts again

Submitted by Looduskalender EN on Thu, 21.12.2017 - 21:29

Transmission courtesy of  Elisa and EENet

Translation Liis

Estonian text posted 21.12.2017

Already for the twelfth winter season we can observe through the webcam the birds visiting the feeder and their doings. The activities in the winter bird camera that is installed at Otepää are made avaialable to bird friends by Looduskalender, Loodusemees and Linnuvaatleja.

Calendar winter starts on Thomas’s day at 18.28

Submitted by Looduskalender EN on Thu, 21.12.2017 - 20:24

Photo Arne Ader
Translation Liis


Spruce forest


With Toomapäev, the day of St Thomas the Apostle, the shortening of days ends and  the calendar winter begins.

From December 21st to 24th the days are of almost equal length. The sun is at the southernmost point of its journey and in addition to all else we all feel the lack of snowlights.

The day’s length in these days is only a few minutes more than six hours. An hour of morning and evening dusk and so darkness in a day and night will be nearly sixteen hours..