Kalakotkakaamerate uudised

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Info: Bea (LK forum) and Urmas Sellis
 
On April 6, just one day after kalakotkas camera went online, Madis, the male Osprey, appeared at the nest. Over the following days, he could be seen on short visits and doing nest restorations; two other unknown Ospreys were seen, but they did not stay very long. Piret´s return was impatiently awaited and it was a great joy when she was spotted on April 15.
 
Picture from Kukelke, LK forum
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Text, images and videos: Bea (LK forum) 
 
Camera 2 came online on March 26. On April 17, Ilmar returned after successful migration back to his nest. Almost simultaneously, an unknown female osprey appeared („Dark Beauty“). She was very interested in everything and stayed for several days. Ilmar politely provided her with fish and worked on getting his nest in order again; renovations had to be done after the long winter.
 
However, when Irma returned to the nest on April 24, she immediately asserted ​​her rights as the established mate and attacked her female competitor. Fortunately the dispute was settled quickly with Irma the winner and breeding could begin. Irma laid three eggs (May 3, 7, and 10) followed by a quiet incubation period, which was disturbed only by occasional visits...
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Web camera image captured by Andi, LK forum
Translation: Liis
Ilmar landing with prey …
 
And the nest is empty. On Saturday the shrill calls of the young ospreys could still be heard, on Sunday both a great tit and a jay came to investigate the nest.
 
As first to depart, the female started her migration already a month ago; ospreys have this tradition. Our ospreys equipped with transmitters mostly winter in the western part of Africa – Angola, Gabon, Kongo, Sudan, Ethiopia. They are very good fliers: for the 6 000 kilometre migration...
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Web camera image captured by Andi, LK forum
Translation: Liis
 
The osprey male has already been feeding the osprey chicks alone for some weeks; we have praised Ilmar as a skilled fisherman and a properly caring parent.
 
At night the nest is empty, in early morning young get their fish as can be seen in the photo. The second loud food begging time comes at three o’clock in the afternoon and small skirmishes because of the fish are usual then. By evening the nest is left empty. Soon the migration urge will take hold of the ospreys but more about that when we are there.
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Webcam capture and videos by Bea, LK forum
Translation: Liis
 
The jay has plucked up courage and come to see what the young ospreys are fed with and if it is tasty too? Brave bird, who does not feel particularly bold in the osprey nest…
In the Latvian nest ravens came to steal fish.
 
Today at noon a pine marten came to investigate the nest, probably it had found fish remainders there already earlier  “under cover of darkness”  because the behaviour was as in visiting a familiar place.
 
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Video recorded by Bea, LK forum
Translation: Liis
 
The water level is extremely low in all our waters, temperatures high and the fish groggy – no problem for raptors and beasts of prey to catch fish …
 
Why do we often see the osprey nest empty? The young ospreys no longer like to eat the fish brought by the parents in the nest – better fly somewhere else so that the sibling-food competitor cannot suddenly grab the fish. But they don’t trust themselves to fly away with fish of more than a couple of hundred grams, such fish have been spilled in flight and looking for it in the vegetation is tricky. Easier to fly...
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Image from webcam recorded by Maggy, LK forum
Translation: Liis

Last one to leave the nest on Tuesday…
The adults raised three proud young ospreys. With the migration real life is only beginning.
Wind in your wings, a tail wind on the migration and of course good luck! 
We thank all viewers and the forum members. All the doings of the osprey family have been recorded thanks to you .
 

Image from webcam recorded by  Lispet, LK forum

 
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Image from webcam recorded by Niniel, LK forum
Translation: Liis
 
A few minutes before 6 o’clock on Sunday evening, when the daytime heat had began to recede a little, the younger osprey nestling gathered courage and went on its first flight in the air – in the nest ”dry runs” had already been practiced quite enough. For the night the now flying young ospreys should be in the nest again, shrill cries can be heard from the camera.
 
Male Ilmar has fed the family nicely – up to 8 fish per day; the food need is covered by a few hundred grams but growing youths...
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Video recorded by Bea, LK forum
Translation: Liis
 
 
The larger osprey chick goes on ”neighbourhood flights”, for the smaller one getting wind in the wings still takes place in the nest.
 
In the video we see the male osprey coming with fish to the nest, and also how the older chick fearlessly follows him …
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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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