Buzzard camera news

Buzzard camera

Submitted by Looduskalender EN on Tue, 21.03.2017 - 13:00

Text Urmas Sellis, Estonian Ornithological Society
Translation Liis
Transmission courtesy of Kernel and EENet
Site supported by KIK

The buzzard webcam was installed for the first time in 2015, the year of the buzzard. This year we can watch the same nest for the third year in a row. The breeding results will be clear in mid-June at the latest. Will the same Mari and Mihkel come to breed? We are no longer able to watch the second buzzard nest from 2015 (Katrin and Kalju) since there is a felling area now.

Buzzard camera ends transmission

Submitted by Looduskalender EN on Sat, 09.07.2016 - 09:43

Webcam image captured by  Hagnat, LK forum
Summary of buzzard camera events Hagnat, LK forum
Translation Liis

On July 2nd we saw the buzzards at the nest for the last time


Buzzard    Hiireviu      Buteo buteo


We always continue hoping to see the nest inhabitants visiting the birthplace. But for buzzards the ties to the nest break at once on leaving (although certainly there may be exceptions).

Buzzards start their autumn migration in September-October, and LK will have reports from the migration. The young buzzards that were hatched this year will begin nesting in their third calendar year.

Buzzard chicks one month old

Submitted by Looduskalender EN on Tue, 14.06.2016 - 11:07

Image from webcam by Hagnat, LK forum
Translation Liis

Adult with the buzzard chicks


Common buzzard     Hiireviu      Buteo buteo



Time flies – just recently the chicks got rings on their legs; by today the larger and older buzzard chick is one month old (the smaller was hatched on May 15).

As ever the older tries to grab the food from the younger one and displays all the other tricks that the webcam viewers have noted. Last year was the buzzard year and their family life was introduced more in detail then.

VIDEO: Buzzard chick hatching

Submitted by Looduskalender on Sat, 14.05.2016 - 21:19

Video recorded by  Urmas

 Translation Liis


Buzzard     Hiireviu        Buteo buteo


Once more there is a new citizen in the world; the first buzzard-to-be has been hatched. The eggs were laid in the stick nest on April 6, 9 and 12, thus five weeks of incubation. Looking forward we can state that until they fledge there are still 6-7 weeks left.

Still enough incubation time left

Submitted by Looduskalender EN on Fri, 29.04.2016 - 11:08

Image captured by  Lussi, LK forum

Translation Liis

Black stork pair at nest, male Karl at left replaces brooding female Kati


Black stork     Must-toonekurg        Ciconia nigra



A brief survey: the eggs appeared in Kati’s nest on April 12, 14, 16 and 17. The incubation time lasts about one month for large birds, so we can begin to expect hatching of the chicks from mid-May.

The last couple of days with rain and cold weather was replaced by sunshine today – it dries the nest a little; the adults are busy draining the bottom.

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