Jackal camera news

Jackal camera finished transmission – a summary

Submitted by Looduskalender EN on Fri, 13.04.2018 - 14:22

Text written and photos and videos selected by  Tiit Huntwww.rmk.ee

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Estonian text posted 11.04.2018

 

Last year in the autumn we installed the web Camera at the Metsküla shore, in a site from where at about five kilometres distance in 2013 the first evidence came to prove the presence of the golden jackal   (Canis aureus) in Estonia.

Now we will leave the jackals on their own in Metsküla and bring to mind who has been seen and heard in camera view during the five months. 

Already in the evening at the installation of the camera the ringing howl  of two jackals sounded from the beach. The jackals here also howl at propeller-driven airplanes and the evening plane between Kuressaare and Tallinn almost always made the animals howl .

 

 

VIDEOS: Life on the shore of the freezing Matsalu bay

Submitted by Looduskalender EN on Thu, 25.01.2018 - 23:41

Videos recorded by  Fleur, LK forum
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Estonian text posted 15.01.2018

 

 

Goshawk         Kanakull       Accipter gentilis

 

 

The shallow MatsaluBay with a water salinity near zero is freezing,  only a few openings are visible because the surface water already is at a couple of degrees minus. We will see how the view has changed tomorrow; strong winds from south are forecast. The mute swans moved away from the forming ice, out of the Matsalu bay.

VIDEO: Jackals at the observation ground

Submitted by Looduskalender EN on Fri, 08.12.2017 - 11:20

Video recorded by Urmas Lett, www.eenet.ee
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Estonian text posted 06.12.2017

 

 

Jackal; Golden jackal      Šaakal or harilik šaakal     Canis aureus

 

The jackals were missing from camera view for some days. Were the IR lamps actually ”visible” to the sensitive canines or did they sense them in some other way?

VIDEO: How prudently the jackal operates

Submitted by Looduskalender EN on Mon, 04.12.2017 - 11:53

Video recorded by  Urmas Lett, www.eenet.ee
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Estonian text posted 29.11.2017


 

 

 

Jackal; Golden jackal    Šaakal or harilik šaakal     Canis aureus

 

A new animal in Estonian nature but where they are permanent residents their collective life mode and smartness is acknowledged despite the significant damage that they cause in the environment.

Jackal camera news

Submitted by Looduskalender EN on Thu, 30.11.2017 - 19:34

Text Tiit Hunt, www.rmk.ee

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Estonian text posted 28..11.2017

The first jackals have already visited the illuminated strip of beach. Beginning from the evening of November 24 it is  possible to see what happens on the beach during the dark period. By way of two powerful IR lamps the illuminated area is visible about 50 metres to the water's edge – the swans are visible further away in the sea.

Jackal camera news

Submitted by Looduskalender EN on Sat, 25.11.2017 - 21:36

Screencap by Laranjeiras, LK forum
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Estonian text posted 24.11.2017

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So the jackal camera image looks at night.

Today the IR lights that finally arrived were installed. They should not disturb the canines.

Anyway, things become more interesting.

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