Friday, January 7, 2011
If it's dark outside and you'd like to do a bit of wildlife watching from the comfort of your armchair, and with your computer warming your lap, can I recommend you try two of the streaming webcams at http://www.looduskalender.ee/en/node/6122
The site is a wood in Estonia. Last night on Forest Camera 2 I watched a large group of Wild Boar feeding. It's fascinating to watch the relationships between the animals.
Forest Camera 1 was even better. When I first looked, there was a Roe Deer feeding in the clearing. A little later a group of 6 Wild Boar were foraging, now and again chasing away a group of Raccoon Dogs that were gathering in the background. A little later on, 7 Raccoon Dogs were hoovering up what had been left by the Wild Boar and they, in turn, were making sure that a Red Fox didn't get any of the spoils!
Fascinating - Wild Boar, Roe Deer, Racoon Dog & Red Fox, and all from the comfort of home!
Have a look and let me know how you get on!