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Bird photography in Estonia

Bird photography in Estonia   There is so much information how to photograph birds in technical manner but not so much how to get close to birds. You can know how to use your camera and put it in correct settings. To get close to birds is other story and probably harder than to learn … Continue reading

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Why to bird watching in Estonia ?

Bird watching in Estonia Why is Estonia an excellent location for bird watching?  * about 70% of Estonia is bordered by water, which almost makes Estonia a peninsula * we have many lakes, swamps and bogs, which are highly suitable bird habitats * the Black Stork, Hazel Grouse, Capercaillie and Nutcracker nest here. There are … Continue reading

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Ural Owls in Estonian forests

Ural Owls in Estonian forests What have I experienced in photographing this mostly nocturnal bird? Ural Owls need old trees to nest, but they also use other birds’ old nests. They like large forest massifs. Ural Owls in Estonian forests prefer locations with grass fields or open spaces like clear cut forest areas. Mice are … Continue reading

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A beaver story- Beaver Photography

It is the brief hour of twilight that characterises the northern summer nights. I have just arrived next to a little pond at the edge of a forest, connected to a ditch. In the midst of the lively sounds of a late June evening, I hear hungry, almost aggressive munching. It is coming from the … Continue reading

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Butterfly photography in Estonia

Butterfly photography in Estonia Estonia is yet little known as a butterfly-photography destination. However, this does not mean that we have little to offer. Quick information about butterfly photography tours in Estonia visit www.estonianwildlifetours.com. Be the first among your acquaintances to boast to your friends and other butterfly enthusiasts about the magnificent communities of plants … Continue reading

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Mammal photography in Estonia- Roe Deer !

The roe deer: 5 facts for roe deer photographers to remember Roe deer is one of the most common sights in Estonian wildlife. Of the subspecies of roe deer, only one can be found in Estonia – the European roe deer, capreolus capreolus. Those Estonians who have not encountered a roe deer herd feeding on … Continue reading

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Planning for Nature Tours to Estonia

Planning for Nature Tours to Estonia If you’re planning to go to Estonia, it might be a good idea to sign up for a nature tour. Nature tours to Estonia are guaranteed to be interesting, as the biodiversity in the country makes it a famous naturist spot. Unusual animals like lynxes, minks, and flying squirrels … Continue reading

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Brown Bear Photography in Estonia

“A curious bear scared a berrypicker”, “A curious bear emptied the alveary”, the Estonian newspapers report now and then. Why on Earth do we say “curious like a cat”? It is clearly – curious like a bear! If, regarding media coverage of bear-doings, this is not enough, we also have the Ruhnu bear – a … Continue reading

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Moorland Clouded Yellow can be seen in Estonian marshes

The Moorland Clouded Yellow can be seen in Estonian marshes, flower-studded edges of forests and on meadows from early June to mid-July. This butterfly is not rare. Another species from this genus—Pale Clouded Yellow (Colias hyale)—migrates to Estonia and specimens from its two generations can be encountered in June and from late July to early … Continue reading

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Spring butterflies in Estonia

In Estonia, spring arrives at different times in different years. There are years, when the first harbingers of spring—the butterflies—appear already at the beginning of March, while years, when spring arrives only during the last ten days of April are not rare either. Nevertheless, the middle of April should make butterfly enthusiasts happy about the … Continue reading

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