VIDEO: Egg in nest and how they went on

Submitted by Looduskalender EN on Thu, 22.03.2018 - 01:07

Video recorded by  Urmas

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Estonian text posted 19.03.2018



White-tailed eagle      Merikotkas          Haliaeëtus albicilla


The female carrying out this year’s important event and the male encouraging her…

Today the eagle pair have taken turns to warm the egg in the nest.  In early evening a snowfall started but we have seen the birds incubating in a heap of snow in earlier years too.

Which bird is in the nest? By her dark eyes we recognize the female (really simple to distinguish them this year).

VIDEO: Bear has left winter den

Submitted by Looduskalender EN on Tue, 13.03.2018 - 11:30

Video and image recorded by Ahto Täpsi
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Estonian text posted 10.03.2018

The sleeping den

Brown bear         Karu or pruunkaru       Ursus arctos


The first one to wake up in late winter moving around in the Sirtsi bog area.  

An urgent need seems to have roused the sleeper, a yellow trail went from  the den to seven meters away which can be seen in the beginning of the video.

VIDEO: Eagles in winter

Submitted by Looduskalender EN on Wed, 28.02.2018 - 11:24

Explanations, photos and video record  Ahto Täpsi
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Estonian text posted 27.02.2018



Golden eagle     Kaljukotkas or maakotkas       Aquila chrysaetos


I went to the observation hut to check on the golden eagle and caught the video about how the eagle landed on the ground.

It took about half an hour for it  to get down from the tree. It observed the area cautiously from the birch as well as the alder. Only when the air seemed to be ”clean” the majestic bird dared to act more bravely...

Estonian premieres of film "Free like a crane" in Tartu

Submitted by Looduskalender EN on Tue, 27.02.2018 - 08:24

The story of crane  Ahja 5, authors  Maxence Lamoureux & Arnaud Devroute
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Estonian text posted 26.02.2018




Showings of the film in Tartu:

February 25th at 17:00,  in the LUS house  (Struve 2)

March 1st at 12:00,  in the assembly hall of the EMÜ main building (Kreutzwaldi 1a)

March 2nd at  15:30,  in the Tartu Elektriteater (Jakobi 1)


The film „Free like a crane“ (D'autres terres plus douces) is a film by two French wildlife documentalists, Maxence Lamoureu and  Arnaud Devroute, about cranes and their migration.

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