Kalakotkakaamerate uudised

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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.
 
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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.
 
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