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Latvian Bittern Camera 2015 and 2016

May 13th, 2015, 6:40 pm

There is a new camera in Latvia shown the breeding of a Eurasian bittern or great bittern (Botaurus stellaris) at Lake Engure


New Season 2016:

There is no longer a JWstream and no Pontu archive this year!

The camera can be watched by a Youtube link:

The link changed on May 23:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OJqCT0Mgdsk

Picture and video archive ftp://ftp.ldf.lv/kameras/2016/lielais_dumpis/
ftp://ftp.ldf.lv/kameras/2016/

It seems to be a new nest site at Tukums district, Pure parish. It was found on 11th May 2016 by ornithologists Lauberga Arthur and John Betinsh. It already contained five eggs. Incubations starts right away so hatching of chicks can be expected at intervals of 2-3 days after about 25 or 26 days after laying the egg. A normal clutch of Bittern consists of 3-7 eggs.

The discussion 2016 starts here: viewtopic.php?p=468301#p468301

(The old links are no longer valid and working)

Image from 2015 season
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Re: Wildlife Cameras that are really good

May 14th, 2015, 3:05 pm

May 14, 2015

Botaurus-stellaris
Latvian: lielais dumpis
English: bittern
German: Rohrdommel
Swedish: rördrom
Estonian: hüüp
Lithuanian: didysis baublys
Russian: выпь

Links to camera:

JWstream: http://pontu.eenet.ee/player/lielais-dumpis.html
VLC/Android: rtsp://193.40.133.138/live/lielais-dumpis
Pontu arhiv: http://193.40.124.24/2015-lielais-dumpis/

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Re: Wildlife Cameras that are really good

May 14th, 2015, 6:08 pm

May 14, 2015

19.06
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19.07
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Re: Wildlife Cameras that are really good

May 14th, 2015, 7:20 pm

Thanks, Hagnat, for posting the link, that's really uniquei! Where is this webcam please?

Re: Wildlife Cameras that are really good

May 14th, 2015, 7:22 pm

It's one of the new Latvian cams.

Re: Wildlife Cameras that are really good

May 14th, 2015, 7:33 pm

:hi:

Latvian Nest is located at Lake Engure. Wiki http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lake_Engure

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Re: Wildlife Cameras that are really good

May 14th, 2015, 9:31 pm

More about Bittern Cam http://ldf.lv/lv/article/interneta-ties ... pja-ligzda (in Latvian, try google translate)
and about the area https://vimeo.com/38323620 (50 minutes, with English subtitles)

Re: Wildlife Cameras that are really good

May 14th, 2015, 10:53 pm

Over 20 bird species on the first day of Bittern Cam. Not bad.

Re: Wildlife Cameras that are really good

May 15th, 2015, 7:21 am

Hagnat wrote:
Because of its rarity and special nature I think it is deserving an own topic. I already had searched for it.


I'll be looking into this in the evening, being at work now.

Re: Wildlife Cameras that are really good

May 15th, 2015, 8:30 am

Hagnat wrote:More about Bittern Cam http://ldf.lv/lv/article/interneta-ties ... pja-ligzda (in Lituanian, try google translate)
and about the area https://vimeo.com/38323620 (50 minutes, with English subtitles)


In Latvian, of course. Many people mix these two countries.

Re: Wildlife Cameras that are really good

May 15th, 2015, 8:36 am

Thank you @all for the nice answers about the location etc., special to Grieta for the map and the link, seems to be a very beautiful area and really worth an own topic!)

Felis silvestris wrote:I'll be looking into this in the evening

Would be nice, thank you very much!

Last not least (!) a big thank you to Hagenat for the link to the beautiful video!!!

Re: Wildlife Cameras that are really good

May 15th, 2015, 9:57 am

Hagnat wrote:More about Bittern Cam http://ldf.lv/lv/article/interneta-ties ... pja-ligzda (in Lituanian, try google translate)
and about the area https://vimeo.com/38323620 (50 minutes, with English subtitles)
vainamoinen wrote:In Latvian, of course. Many people mix these two countries.
Of course. Excuses to everyone who feels offended.

Re: Wildlife Cameras that are really good

May 15th, 2015, 10:26 am

The Bittern had three eggs on the 24th of April. After that the fourth egg was laid. Laying with intervals of 2-3 days. Breeding starts with the first egg and incubation time is 25-26 days.
If my maths are correct, the first young must not hatch later than tomorrow. (first egg 18-20 April + 26 days = 16 May at the latest)

Re: Wildlife Cameras that are really good

May 15th, 2015, 11:41 am

Yes, there is a hole in the egg!
In Pontu arhiv today 15.may at 11:38 :chick:

Re: Wildlife Cameras that are really good

May 15th, 2015, 11:46 am

I haven't seen that and she doesn't act like it. This morning she left the nest alone for almost 30 minutes.

Re: Wildlife Cameras that are really good

May 15th, 2015, 1:17 pm

14.10 Mom returned on eggs
http://i.picasion.com/resize80/33fd2a0c ... d23af6.gif

Re: Latvian Bittern Camera

May 15th, 2015, 7:02 pm

Thank You very much for bittern camera. All Latvian and Estonian cameras are very good, but this... I never could even dream about opportunity to observe this so great, so interesting bird. This camera gives us a chance to get more knowledge about bitterns. Greetings and great thanks from watchers of Lithuania!

Re: Latvian Bittern Camera

May 15th, 2015, 7:54 pm

I didn't know for example that they do so much fishing from the nest.

Re: Latvian Bittern Camera

May 15th, 2015, 8:17 pm

It was surprise also for me. But this is a bird with very concealed lifestyle, so unexpected moments could be rather much.

Re: Latvian Bittern Camera

May 15th, 2015, 8:20 pm

First young Bittern is hatching at this moment. (21:20 cam time)

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