Capercaillie camera news

VIDEO: Early morning capercaillie cock

Submitted by Looduskalender EN on Tue, 24.04.2018 - 09:26

Video record  Urmas Lett,
Translation Liis


Estonian text posted 22.04.2018



Capercaillie       Metsis or  mõtus      Tetrao urogallus



The sun in southern Estonia rises already at a quarter to six. A couple of hours before sunrise the cocks start to call, but in the trees where they spent the night.

When the hens arrive to the lek area the first cock lands on the ground and soon also the other participants in the lek.

Capercaillie camera 2018

Submitted by Looduskalender EN on Mon, 23.04.2018 - 10:18

Text: Urmas Sellis, Andres KalameesEOÜ
Photos: Jaanus Tanilsoo and Hagnat (LK forum)
Transmission provided by  EENet

Estonian text posted 22.04.2018

The capercaillie camera is installed at a capercaillie lek site in Võrumaa that has been known already for a long time. During monitoring up to five cocks have been counted there. With the aid of the camera we can confirm this or be more exact. The camera however is in one definite place, from where you cannot see far and the direction of the sound cannot be determined from the camera. So the camera does not really replace monitoring but hopefully will complement it

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