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 Post subject: Common Kingfisher nest webcam
PostPosted: March 16th, 2012, 3:09 pm 
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Like past years, Beleef de Lente 2012 hopes to follow pair of Common Kingfishers (Alcedo atthis) via a webcam. In 2011, we often saw the birds via the 2 outside webcams, but they did not nest in the artificial nest that had been equipped with a webcam with infrared lights.

However, this year the webcams have been placed at a different location where a pair has been breeding succesfully last season, in 2 artificial nests in an artificial "breeding wall" somewhere in Amsterdam (small park not open for visitors). One webcam has been placed in one of the 2 nestpipes, the 2nd (still) offers a view on the breeding site.

Image of outside webcam with entrances to the 2 nestpipes marked in red:

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And right on the first day the cams went on line, at noon a male Kingfisher was spotted inside the nestpipe! Since then, he has been "at work" cleaning up the floor of the nest.

Last Sunday, 10 days later, for the first time a female Kingfisher appeared, which the male had attracted to the nest. It is great to see him try to lure her into the nest! On Tuesday, we saw him offer her a fish, but she declined. On Wednesday he was successful

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AND ... she finally, after much hesitation, took a look in the nestpipe where he had been busy:

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 Post subject: Re: Kingfisher Nest on Beleef de Lente.
PostPosted: March 17th, 2012, 5:23 am 
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In order to understand more about the location of the nest of the Kingfisher (right in the middle of Amsterdam), check out the clip "Opening IJsvogellocatie" of 16.03.2012
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 Post subject: Re: Kingfisher Nest on Beleef de Lente.
PostPosted: March 17th, 2012, 8:45 pm 
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Thank you Bosuil...nice to see you again. :hi:

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 Post subject: Re: Kingfisher Nest on Beleef de Lente.
PostPosted: April 1st, 2013, 1:16 am 
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Beleef de Lente has dropped their Kingfisher cam, but there is another interesting new Common Kingfisher project over at Natuurkanaal - select the cams "Broedwandcam" or "IJsvogelnest" (latest version of Silverlight is needed).

A Kingfisher male AND female have already been spotted inside the nest with webcam!



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 Post subject: Re: Common Kingfisher Nest
PostPosted: April 15th, 2013, 1:30 pm 
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Yes! The Kingfisher pair finally chose the nest prepared with the webcam and
this morning, the first egg was laid!



Unique video of Kingfisher laying her first egg
made by member Pooh of Natuurkanaal-forum


(Natuurkanaal ==> "Nature Channel")


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 Post subject: Re: Common Kingfisher nest webcam
PostPosted: April 22nd, 2013, 4:15 pm 
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7th egg has arrived:

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Courtesy Pooh of Natuurkanaal


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 Post subject: Re: Common Kingfisher nest webcam
PostPosted: April 24th, 2013, 1:00 am 
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Change of the guard at the Kingfisher nest:


Clip made by Natuurkanaal-forum member Pooh


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 Post subject: Re: Common Kingfisher nest webcam
PostPosted: August 26th, 2013, 5:47 pm 
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And for the 3rd time this season, a nest of young Kingfishers may be watched!

http://www.natuurkanaal.nl/

choose IJsvogelnest for the nest
choose BroedwandCam for the outside cam

Do take a look - they are a few days old now!

Today - parent arrives with too large a fish ... :


Clip by NKL forummember Karin


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 Post subject: Re: Common Kingfisher nest webcam
PostPosted: April 24th, 2014, 12:59 am 
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Also this season, NatuurKanaal has been lucky enough to have a pair of Kingfishers nest in their webcam nest !

http://www.natuurkanaal.nl/

choose IJsvogelnest for the nest,
choose BroedwandCam for the outside cam

Do take a look - 6 little Kingfishers hatched 12 days ago - this night they sleep alone in the nest for the first time! The parents have already started preparations for the 2nd clutch!

Fish delivery:

Clip by NKL forummember Pooh


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