About the nest life of nightjars

Submitted by Looduskalender EN on Fri, 28.06.2019 - 13:09

Screencap from web camera   Laranjeiras, LK forum
Estonian text posted 21.06.2019

The nightjar chicks get out from under the cover of the female bird in hot days




 Nightjar           Öösorr       Caprimulgus europaeus

The nightjar nestlings hatched within less than a day on June 13 and 14 and by today they are one week old. Splendid that we have been able to follow the doings of these birds through the web camera. We have been lucky: after all this is the Bird Of The Year.

Happening in black stork nest after goshawk attack

Submitted by Looduskalender EN on Sat, 22.06.2019 - 17:45

Screencap from webcam Liz, LK forum
Estonian text posted 20.06.2019

A few minutes past 1.30 pm male Karl arrived  as the first to feed the storklets. and with  a five minutes interval female Kati


Black stork        Must-toonekurg       Accipiter gentilis

 The attacks of the goshawk on the nest lasted nearly until noon with intervals; interesting where the bird of prey headed and why did it abstain from attacking the nest again?

The storklets calmed down within some ten minutes after the bird of prey left – they can  judge danger.

VIDEO: Goshawk attack on black stork nest

Submitted by Looduskalender EN on Fri, 21.06.2019 - 12:09

Screencap from webcam video recorded by   Liz, LK forum
Estonian text posted 20.06.2019  10.25



Goshawk      Kanakull        Accipiter gentilis


If we have the identification right  we have to do with a first year goshawk because we can see lengthwise streaks on the breast plumage of the hawk.

During the attack the goshawk changes tactics because the storklets defend themselves. It was left to push someone over the edge of the nest when flying past which also happens 5 minutes into the video.

The goshawk weighs probably just over a kilo and the storklets are beginning to approach a kilo.

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