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Enterprise worth recommending – Eco rally 2014

Enterprise worth recommending – Eco rally 2014 | Wild Estonia | Scoop.it
Invitation from Kaarel Võhandu and www.estbirding.ee
Translation: Liis
 

Hike on foot
 
In 2014 we decided to take the measure of the Estbirding members in eco birdwatching.
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Värbkakk, Pygmy Owl, Glaucidium passerinum

Värbkakk, Pygmy Owl, Glaucidium passerinum | Wild Estonia | Scoop.it
Pilt on tehtud kottpimedas, kus kakukese nägemiseks tuli ikka korralikult keskenduda ja silmi pingutada. Usun, et niisamuti tuleb seda teha ka pilti vaadates. Hämar-pime ruum tuleb kasuks – tuled kustu!
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Five seasons | Soomaa - Wilderness Experience in Estonia

Five seasons | Soomaa - Wilderness Experience in Estonia | Wild Estonia | Scoop.it

Estonia has four distinctive seasons due to its favorable location. And Soomaa National Park has even more, having 5 unique seasons.

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New bird guide in Estonian

New bird guide in Estonian | Wild Estonia | Scoop.it
  Text: Margus Ots, linnuvaatleja.ee Translation: Liis   Happy news for all birdwatchers today – at last the indisputably best guide to birds in Europe has been published in Estonian: Lars Svensson, Killian Mullarney, Dan Zetterström...
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About stonechats

About stonechats | Wild Estonia | Scoop.it
 
Text and photo: Birder Margus Ots, linnuvaatleja.ee
Translation: Liis

Siberian stonechat 17.05.2010 in Vaisi, Läänemaa (photo by Margus Ots).
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Ice cover on river in the morning

Ice cover on river in the morning | Wild Estonia | Scoop.it
Web camera image: Fleur, LK forum
Translation: Liis

 
A beautiful winter Saturday. At sunset the water was covered with a thin film of ice.
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Filming activities of wolves. - a set on Flickr

Filming activities of wolves. - a set on Flickr | Wild Estonia | Scoop.it

Filming activities of wolves in Alutaguse, Estonia.

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Wild Estonia

Wild Estonia | Wild Estonia | Scoop.it
Estonia's bogs, ancient forests and meadows support a diversity and abundance of wildlife long forgotten in most European countries. This richness makes the country a pleasure to explore as a photo...
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A Drive on the Wild Side | Ryanair Magazine | European Travel News

A Drive on the Wild Side | Ryanair Magazine | European Travel News | Wild Estonia | Scoop.it
(15/Nov/11) A Drive on the Wild Side - James Parry goes off the beaten track in rural Estonia, in search of everything from its historic railways to its wild wolves. Photography by Greg...
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Winter white-tailed eagle camera 2011/2012 | looduskalender.ee

Winter white-tailed eagle camera 2011/2012 | looduskalender.ee | Wild Estonia | Scoop.it

This year the Winter White-tailed Eagle Feeding Ground Camera starts a little later than in previous years.

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Probirder = Professional Birder ... For the Birder !

Probirder = Professional Birder ... For the Birder ! | Wild Estonia | Scoop.it
Site of birder and author Gerard Gorman to birds, birding and birdwatching tours in Eastern Europe. Info on books, sites, tours and pictures of birds.
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Mosses still growing

Mosses still growing | Wild Estonia | Scoop.it
Photo: Arne Ader Translation: Liis Sphagnum moss carpet   Sphagnum mosses; Peat mosses  Turbasammal         Sphagnum We all know the Sphagnum or peat moss, but to be precise it must be said that as many as 37 different species grow in...
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Metsameeleolu, Forest mood

Metsameeleolu, Forest mood | Wild Estonia | Scoop.it
Unustasin end ühel õhtul vaatama puid, mis olid värvitud loojuva päikese poolt. See oli ilus hetk. Värvid puutüvedel olid pidevas muutumises.
Näha oli, et kunstnik alles otsib veel seda õiget värvigammat.
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Birder’s diary – summary of January

Birder’s diary – summary of January | Wild Estonia | Scoop.it
Birder: Margus Ots, linnuvaatleja.ee
Photo: Arne Ader
Translation: Liis

Hawk owl
 
Bird life in January was strongly influenced by the long drawn-out autumn of last year.
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Winter bird feeder camera guests – jay

Winter bird feeder camera guests – jay | Wild Estonia | Scoop.it
Web camera image: Kitty, LK forum
 Translation: Liis

 
Jay; Eurasian jay    Pasknäär      Garrulus glandarius
 
Jays are a little smaller than crows but bigger than jackdaws.
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In pictures: the Soomaa experience | balticreports.com

In pictures: the Soomaa experience | balticreports.com | Wild Estonia | Scoop.it
VILJANDI, Estonia — It's about the time of year to get out of town. In the Baltic states on Fridays the traffic on the roads leaving the capitals are backed up because in the summer, it's time for nature here, time for the village.
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Winter is knocking on the door | Soomaa - Wilderness Experience in Estonia

Water level is quite high after warm December, and some forest and meadows are flooded. Now when winter arrives flooded meadows will turn into ice-fields, place to go skating and kick-sledding.

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2012 Travel Hotspots: Estonia, Cape Verde and Iraq?

2012 Travel Hotspots: Estonia, Cape Verde and Iraq? | Wild Estonia | Scoop.it

Not very much about Wild Side, but .... Skyscanner reveals the 2012 'Destinations of the Future’...

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winter wildlife tracking in soomaa national park riisa, tori, 86815 pärnu county, estonia

winter wildlife tracking in soomaa national park riisa, tori, 86815 pärnu county, estonia | Wild Estonia | Scoop.it

Soomaa National Park is the Wilderness Capital of Estonia. This vast area of peat-bogs and forests is home for great carnivores, such as lynx, wolf and brown bear.

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