VIDEO: Nightjar family busy in early morning

Submitted by Looduskalender EN on Fri, 05.07.2019 - 20:49

Animation created by  Yitmoth, LK forum
Estonian text posted 04.07.2019

Male bird serves as single parent during daytime


Nightjar            Öösorr         Caprimulgus europaeus


The male has become a companion to the already three weeks old juveniles, or someone under whose wings they can hide their heads in rainy weather; there is no longer room for more. We did not actually expect to see the birds in action around the nest for such a long time. In any case an interesting experience.

How far away might the location selected by the female for laying a new clutch be?

VIDEO: Goshawk attacked osprey nest

Submitted by Looduskalender EN on Wed, 03.07.2019 - 08:24

Video (Slow motion) Bea, LK forum
Estonian text posted 02.07.2017


Female Miina leaves the nest with an alarm call to drive off the invader

Northern  goshawk       Kanakull          Accipiter gentilis


Immediately before three o’clock it was raining and female Miina covered her nestlings. A minute before three o’clock just as the rain decreased the goshawk attack took place; attentive forum members recorded it.

The same goshawk has very likely been flying past the nest earlier so that it knew the layout and could plan the attack. Miina has left the nest earlier too with alarm calls but the cause of danger has been too far away or outside the camera’s field of view.

VIDEO: Nightjar nest not easy to find

Submitted by Looduskalender EN on Mon, 01.07.2019 - 09:50

Video recorded by  Fleur, LK forum
Estonian text posted 30.06.2019


It is ever more difficult to find the birds that blend so well with nature in the heath forest


Nightjar           Öösorr         Caprimulgus europaeus


Finding the birds that blend so well in nature  has become more difficult with the movable camera already since several days.

The male covers the juveniles during daytime and keeps busy with them. Where is the female?

Quite likely she lays a second clutch of eggs nearby. If  the camera operator finds the female in the vicinity there is reason to keep the camera here.

Screencap from web camera  Biker, LK forum

Fish camera in Keila River

Submitted by Looduskalender EN on Mon, 01.07.2019 - 09:16

Transmission by  EENet
Introduction and illustrations  Tiit
Estonian  text posted 30.06.2019

The fish camera is now located in the Keila-Joa River at the mouth of the Keila River in a fast-flowing cut: the sea begins at about a hundred meters from here. A kilometre upstream the 6,1 m high Keila waterfall is an insurmountable obstacle for migratory fish coming from the sea.

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