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Nest life has finished

Submitted by Looduskalender EN on Fri, 21.09.2018 - 12:38

Screenshot from  webcam  Felis silvestris, LK forum
English translation Liis


Estonian text posted 12.09.2018




Greater spotted eagle    Suur-konnakotkas        Clanga clanga


Tõnnipoeg is three and a half months old and rarely visits the nest if at  all. The nest life period has come to an end.

The parents raised Tõnnipoeg and taught the necessary knowledge for eagle life. Mother Tiiu should set out on migration in the second half of September. Father Tõnn stays to keep an eye on Tõnnipoeg and we can still meet them a month after Tiiu’s migration. With favourable weather they start the migration earlier.

Webcam for bird migration in autumnal Haeska

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

Introduction written by Tiit Hunt, rmk.ee
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.

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