How the beaver survived the drought

Submitted by Looduskalender EN on Sat, 24.08.2019 - 10:19
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Posted by the Animal of the Year Team
 

During the drought in July the beaver acted like a true master builder and prepared for even worse to come. The mid-summer dry spells drained smaller creeks and ponds. The earlier flow of water ended and the water level in the beaver habitat started to drop. It was the last minute to check the dams and to seal them.

 

In the video we see the beaver adjusting the dam and adding more willow branches for more  security.

VIDEO: Keila River fish in camera view

Submitted by Looduskalender EN on Sat, 24.08.2019 - 10:12

Text written and illustrations selected by  Tiit Huntwww.rmk.ee
Estonian text posted 20.08.2019

The weighty fish contingent has not started their journey yet: they might reach the Keila  River estuary perhaps in a month at the earliest. Sooner or later – depending on weather and the water conditions the very large salmons and sea trout come in camera view and maybe  groups of tens of river lampreys that soon begin to gather in the river to be prepared early for the springtime spawning .

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VIDEO: What goes on in the black stork nest

Submitted by Looduskalender EN on Mon, 12.08.2019 - 10:20

Image from web camera and video  Liz, LK forum
Estonian text posted 10.08.2019

The young bird Aru (letter A on the leg number) has injured the underside of its wing on its test flights but the slight tear seems to be healing. It is the bird that spends most of its time in the nest. The other young bird can be seen in early morning

 

Black stork          Must-toonekurg         Ciconia nigra

 

The young birds were 86 days old today, next week they will be three months on August 16. The migration period should be starting for the young birds.

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