The Varbad family

I have not counted how many hundred hours I have spent near ural owl (strix uralensis) nest, mostly filming but some photography as well. I have got some good and some great footages and I hope that the result will be some 15-20min movie about the owl.

So since my  last post there has been explosion of spring, everything is green and it has been beautiful weather, but it has been also explosion of mosquitoes and I mean the air is thick of them!!! So filming near the nest have been challenge.  As you see, 2 chicks are out, good and strong and I think just few days are left before they leave the nest. So I must use the time left to get most out of it! I want to thank the people around me who understand and support that project! 😉

Beginning of the season

It has been a very good start for birdwatching season. of course its always little bit matter of luck what you see on the specific day but in general it has

been without any anomalies. Well of course 2017 about 10th (ish) of May we had minus degrees and snow for 2-3 days. So there is enough time for the weather to make a wicked joke.

I have had a lot more elk observations than usually. Must have been just lucky because I have not made any specific efforts to find them.

Its good to be out there after the long winter. I loose the sleep already early in the morning, feels such a waste of time :D.

 

Last hawk-owl!?

hawk-owl estonia

Last week I spent time on doing some location scouting and preparing the spring tours. Winter is still here and shows its teeth but not for long. Its clear that sun will win any time soon within next couple of weeks and spring arrives finally!

The hawk-owl was probably last meeting for this year. I hope next year will bring an other good year for them- lets see! Anyway, waiting for spring, bird migration and wildlife. See you in Estonia!

Homepage update

Just before the kick-off the spring season we finalized major web page update. Thanks to SC for improving texts and brainstorming, Marko for web development! Long tours and print sales will be added before April- come back soon!