VIDEOS: Deer on beach and ...

Submitted by Looduskalender EN on Thu, 11.01.2018 - 11:02

Video recorded by  Urmas
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Estonian text posted 08.01.2018



Red deer        Punahirv      Cervus elaphus


Is it surprising?

Before the storm last night the weather at the seaside coastal meadow was a little milder and the large antler-bearers come to drink sea water when possible – food is bland and in addition to the salt there are minerals too. This is why the antlers of the animals close to the sea are always a little larger and more impressive than those of the mainland inhabitants at the same age.


Video recorded by  Fleur, LK forum

VIDEO: Golden eagle in perching tree

Submitted by Looduskalender EN on Fri, 05.01.2018 - 10:46

Video recorded by  Ahto Täpsi
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 Estonian text posted 21.12.2017

The age of this golden eagle should be more than 3 years, light tail feathers with a dark tip are visible, a lighter head plumage is shaping up


Golden eagle     Kaljukotkas or maakotkas    Aquila chrysaetos


The large, impressive and ancient birds mostly use a pine as nesting tree. Breeding adults can be counted as non-migratory birds. Some of the young birds have gone roving and some have arrived here from the north. Altogether there are less than a couple of hundred individuals in winter here. Foraging is often done at a distance from the breeding territory, in remote marsh, bog or forest areas.

VIDEO: Before the capercaillie year arrives - about grouse in winter

Submitted by Looduskalender EN on Mon, 18.12.2017 - 12:22

Video Ahto Täpsi

Photo Arne Ader

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Estonian text posted 15.12.2017 

Grouse cock nibbling at birch buds

Grouse; Black grouse     Teder       Tetrao tetrix

If you notice large splendid birds in winter on birches at forest verges then you have met grouses. If however  similar but a little larger birds are busy in pine stands then instead capercaillies.

Half an hour at the deer site

Submitted by Looduskalender EN on Sat, 16.12.2017 - 10:36

Video and presentation Tiit
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Estonian text posted 14.12.1217


You will see no deer at the feeding site at noon but recently two-legged creatures made a guest appearance.

When the deer site was ”clean” of deer we decided together with RMK hunting specialist Uno Vait to go on camera ourselves and talk about the animals.

We talked about how the deer once came to Saaremaa and where they can be seen today, how their hooves work and how it is with their antlers.

In addition to the deer talk all kinds of other creatures that have been encountered on the deer ground and what  feats they have performed there. also came up.

But have a look at the video yourself!

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