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Web camera image recorded by Bea, LK forum
Translation: Liis
In the nest of ospreys Irma and Ilmar the first chick was hatched on June 9th – just  then also the image from the camera disappeared; it was not possible to repair without disturbing the ospreys.
 
From the end of June the camera worked again, but only the first chick was ringed, it was not possible to ring the smaller one yet. This Thursday the operations were repeated.
 
See the forum entries about what went on:...
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Webcam image capture Bea, LK forum
Translation: Liis
Today Urmas ringed only one osprey chick – the other was still too small for ringing
 
As we recall there were three eggs in the nest but one was not fertilized and from this no chick was hatched.
 
The faults in connection with the camera were resolved today, and now we can observe nest life again.
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Text: Urmas Sellis, Eagle Club
Photo: Gavril, forum
Translation: Liis
We have to make a pause in monitoring the nest life of ospreys Irma and Ilmar. Transmission from the camera stopped, cause either a fault in the camera or the cable leading to it. Since hatching of the osprey chicks goes on in the nest it is not possible to go to the camera, thereby disturbing nest life. We plan to change the camera and cable in about two weeks when the osprey chicks are somewhat bigger.

Until then the  doings of the Latvian ospreys can be watched. The chicks are already three weeks old there .  The forum  is also open.

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Web camera image captured by Uta, LK forum
Translation: Liis

Fresh parents admiring the chick.
 
Irma laid the first egg on March 3rd  this year and the chick hatched from it on June 9th, thus 37 days after the laying of the egg. Last year everything took place one week later but the incubation period was exactly the same length. In the other nests in Estonia and Latvia that we can observe by webcams the incubation time of the first egg has been 38 days. Thus the first chick of Irma-Ilmar can be said to be very precisely on time. The second and third chicks are usually faster than the first...
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Video recorded by Bea, LK forum
Photo of tench Tiit Hunt
Translation: Liis
 
 
Tench     Linask       Tinca tinca
 
What does male osprey  Ilmar delight his lady Irma with? Sunshine changes the colours of a fish but the fins and tail speak for themselves. For certainty the matter was discussed with Tiit Hunt, author of the handbook on Estonian fishes.
 
In inland...
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Screencap Gaby, LK forum
Translation: Liis
 
Irma and Ilmar’s nest close up: from these three eggs the next generation of ospreys will hatch
 
Late at night when the osprey camera image is ”black” the brooders are entertained by the nightingale – a pleasure to hear, and to recommend to you too.
 
On quiet nights the song of a nightingale can be heard up to one and a half kilometre away, beginning in late evening and lasting until sunrise after which the singing fades away in a couple of hours.
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Screencap Riitta, LK forum
Translation: Liis
 
Nest material has been lavishly heaped during the last few days, and we have to guess from her behaviour.
 
Last year the interval between eggs was 4 days. It seems as if the second egg were in the nest since Monday night; we noticed the ”nest egg” on the evening of May 3rd. Will there be more, mostly ospreys have 2-3 eggs?
 
The incubation period of ospreys is long – up to 40 days but more about that another time.
 
Life in the nest...
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Screencap  Venegor, LK forum
Translation: Liis
Osprey female in front, in background Ilmar
 
Osprey    Kalakotkas       Pandion haliaetus
 
 We will take a look at ospreys, and the text is primarily meant for those who haven’t followed the...
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Web camera image captured by IceAge, LK forum
Translation: Liis
… and along with a fish as you can see
 
Osprey        Kalakotkas     Pandion haliaetus  
 
Actually an osprey flashed by in camera view already on Sunday but on Monday a pair was...
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Image from webcam recorded by Wisteria, LK forum
Translation: Liis
 
In the Ilmatsalu area there are always white-tailed eagles moving around, but good that a ringed bird came to show itself in camera view – a nice full-grown bird that probably is nesting not far away.
 
The ospreys are not far away either, on the frame of the Latvian artificial nest the new site was explored on Saturday.
 
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