Kaamera haigrukoloonias.

Yesterday the first one, today already three heron chicks hatched

Submitted by Looduskalender EN on Sat, 27.04.2019 - 19:02

Video recorded by  Mutikluti, LK forum
Estonian text posted 24.04.2019
English translation Liis



Grey heron          Hallhaigur       Ardea cinerea


A baby boom is starting in the heron colony – just imagine the hatching of the chicks of a some hundred nesting pairs at roughly the same time !

For information – the heron pairs keep together only during one nesting period.

Heron camera

Submitted by Looduskalender EN on Wed, 10.04.2019 - 23:43

Introduction Renno Nellis
Transmission provided by Televõrk and EEnet
English translation Liis

Estonian text posted 10.04.2019

The heron camera starts its third season. We follow the activities in Estonia’s largest heron colony in Lääne County where last season nearly 490 pairs of grey herons and 250 pairs of great egrets were nesting. Only grey herons were nesting in the colony from the start in the 1990’ies; the great egrets did not move in until 2015.

Heron colony nesting ending

Submitted by Looduskalender EN on Sun, 30.07.2017 - 08:31

Final words written by Mutikluti, LK forum member and camera operator

Transmission courtesy of Tele2, Elisa and EENet

Project supported by KIK
Translation Liis


Estonian text published 21.07.2017

For this year we have, with regrets, to say goodbye to the grey heron colony camera. A new generation of herons has been reared, the heron colony residents have scattered. The otherwise transparent cover of the camera is already disturbing the view and needs cleaning.

Grey heron colony

Submitted by Looduskalender EN on Thu, 13.04.2017 - 12:37

Text Urmas Sellis, Estonian Ornithological Society and Renno Nellis, Eagle Club
Transmission courtesy of Tele2Elisa and EENet
The project is supported by  KIK
Translation Liis

Estonian article published 03.04.2017

We introduce a new nature camera from an Estonian grey heron nest colony located in Lääne County. It is probably the largest heron colony in Estonia now, nearly 300 pairs nest there. In total 2000-2500 pairs nest in Estonia.

We use cookies on our website to support technical features that enhance your user experience.

We also use analytics & advertising services. To opt-out click for more information.