You will notice the revised title for this topic. We need to inlcude ESTLAT, so please see the first post on page 1 of this topic. Also, there is a topic for the Latvian webcam, too. Felis I will move your post to there.
i opened the camera at 7.05 and no-one was there but 5 minutes the buzzard came. then it left, came, left etc. several times. i didn't see did it bring anything but i suppose so. here's the last clip i recorded starting at 7.29. in this video it is bring a bunch of something to the nest, hay maybe. if it is hay, it could be a sign of making the final touch before laying eggs begins. (patience: it comes about 30 sec from the beginning)
after that i began to make breakfast and didn't watch continuously but i heard to the kitchen the kaa - kaa-calls at least once. after that it was quiet... and the camera crashed while i was uploading videos. i think the buzzard is having a break now.
at 10.43 the buzzard came for a short visit, but since that it has stayed away...
BTW: the buzzard figth yesterday!
i really hope that this intruding buzzard who comes here to fight will soon stay away.
in year 2010 at the osprey's nest in Nauvo island near Turku a competing male disturbed the incubating osprey so much that it drove the parents away. it didn't take long before hooded crows came and ate the eggs and that was the end of that nesting.
Urmas L. has looked up the visit to the nest by the jays some days ago (http://www.looduskalender.ee/node/12999). it was the visit that Bea posted pictures.
it's titled: "Suurele pesale on pretendente" which i think means something like "there are competitors[for the ownership?]for a big nest". (as in "a pretender for the throne" = someone trying to take/steel the crown) -i don't think that jays would make a real threat to buzzards and their nest, no matter how big it is, not to mention that they would be capable of conquering the nest from jays. i guess that jays just gave buzzards the normal treatment.
buzzards are enemies to jays: they see them as a threat to their own nesting.
at 11.41 both buzzards were there but the first left before recording started. they came maybe 2 minutes earlier: i heard calling to another room. the second stayed for some minutes, first in the nest and then on the backbranch. it left by 11.50.
at 12.00 on buzzard returned to the nest, alone this time. it was "making bed" in the nest for a wile and now it's sitting on the backbranch again. that seems to be a favourite place for them (like it was to the eagles, too.)
i don't quite see what is the point of these visits, because mostly they don't seem to bring much anything, neither do much anything in the nest. they only say kaa - kaa a few times, climb to one of those branches and take off after looking around for a short while. it's as if they were keeping the nest on hold...
it's beginning to rain here, too. big raindrops are hitting the lens.