Goshawk nest in Poland

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Goshawk nest in Poland

Post by BigDee » April 7th, 2018, 3:31 pm

The nest ist near Białystok (northeast of Poland).
Link: https://biologia.biol-chem.uwb.edu.pl/p ... /jastrzab/

The camera operates from 4 a.m till 11 p.m (Central European Time).

Info from the web site about the events so far:
14.02 - The nest has been found (it's in construction). Close to the new nest is also the old nest. The goshawks can be heard in tree crowns.
12.03 – The nest is noticeably larger. On the top there are fresh pine twigs, one of the birds calls in the forest.
26.03 - Camera installation. The birds immediately accept the installed equipment.
30.03 - Fourth egg appears, so there is full clutch.

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Post by lianaliesma » April 7th, 2018, 6:48 pm

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Post by Jo UK » April 7th, 2018, 10:28 pm

Thank you, BigDee, for this goshawk webcam. It's a very clear image, and the birds are clear to see. They have such obvious striped or barred markings that makes it easier to identify them as goshawks.

As we have seen goshawk predation on an Estonian nest camera, it will be interesting to learn more about them here. Actually, I am going to hope for a day with rather less strong sunlight. The contrast between light and dark makes viewing a little less easy.

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Post by BigDee » April 8th, 2018, 2:56 pm

8th April

13.33 - Eggs visible for a short time, when parent stands up to clean feathers.
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Post by BigDee » May 3rd, 2018, 8:00 pm

Two are hatched. Third is on the way.
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Post by Mamicja » May 10th, 2018, 10:25 pm

:hi:
May 10th
The Goshawk family is doing well, although the smallest of four chicks is not always turned towards food.
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In the evening, mother covered children with pine twigs and flew away.
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When she came back with the prey, all the chicks woke up and begged for food.
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At 20:39, male brought another prey, but mother did not feed the chicks, but only covered them again with twigs for the night.
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BTW Interesting website about Goshawk https://www.hbw.com/ibc/species/norther ... r-gentilis , many pics and videos

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Post by Mamicja » May 12th, 2018, 1:15 am

:hi:
May 11
Preparation for sleep
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Post by BigDee » May 17th, 2018, 3:12 pm

May 16.
Just had a bit time yesterday to watch the nest. Looks like the gang of four is doing well (everyone with full crop).

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Post by BigDee » May 18th, 2018, 9:42 pm

May 18.

I watched the nest shortly during an evening feeding. The prey was a bird.
I could only see three chicks in the nest. Looks like the smallest one is gone.

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Post by Mamicja » May 19th, 2018, 12:19 am

:hi:
Maybe he is hidden behind the siblings :puzzled:
I was watching the feeding one hour before, all looked well, although it was not easy to be close to the food for youngest chick in so crowded nest.
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Post by Mamicja » May 20th, 2018, 12:36 am

May 19
All four chicks in the nest :D
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Parent with a new twig
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Kids covered, it's time to sleep
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Post by BigDee » May 21st, 2018, 12:07 am

Mamicja wrote:
May 20th, 2018, 12:36 am
May 19
All four chicks in the nest :D
Thanks for correction. ;-)

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