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 Post subject: Latvian Bittern Camera
PostPosted: May 13th, 2015, 6:40 pm 
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There is a new camera in Latvia shown the breeding of a Eurasian bittern or great bittern (Botaurus stellaris) at Lake Engure


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

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JWstream: http://pontu.eenet.ee/player/lielais-dumpis.html
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Pontu arhiv: http://193.40.124.24/2015-lielais-dumpis/

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 Post subject: Re: Wildlife Cameras that are really good
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Thanks, Hagnat, for posting the link, that's really uniquei! Where is this webcam please?

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It's one of the new Latvian cams.

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

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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)


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


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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.

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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.


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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!!!

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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.


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PostPosted: May 15th, 2015, 10:26 am 
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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)


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


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


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14.10 Mom returned on eggs
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 Post subject: Re: Latvian Bittern Camera
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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!


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


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


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

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