Our Questions about Estonian Webcam Birds
November 27th, 2010, 8:41 pm
Bociany found this Kuwaiti news report about a falcon.http://www.emirates247.com/news/region/ ... 1-1.319171
Can anyone identify it, please?
November 27th, 2010, 9:48 pm
I am the furthest thing from an expert, but based on my observations here at Looduskalender & a quick image search on Google, I believe it is a lesser spotted eagle. It is certainly not a peregrine as stated in the news article. The poor thing is being terribly mistreated, that is for sure.
November 27th, 2010, 10:41 pm
Kitty, I felt concerned for it, too. At least, the farmer is going to release it. Let's hope that really happens.
November 27th, 2010, 11:43 pm
Jo, thank you for posting the link for me.
I agree with Kitty that it surely is not a peregrine falcon, and probably a species of eagle.
I have not (yet) found any updates on this story, I really hope they let the bird go.
November 28th, 2010, 2:00 pm
Sorry for being quiet so long!
That eagle should be by my knowledge a Steppe Eagle (Aquila nipalensis) a immature specimen of 1st calendar year probably. The image is not sharp, peculiarities are not visible.
This species should be not very rare in Arabic peninsula, but has great size for sure.
They feed on carrions quite often, but could take also living prey (like sousliks).
November 28th, 2010, 5:26 pm
November 29th, 2010, 5:24 am
I know those as one of the potential major carriers of plague/black death. We often forget how important the whole system is -- the eagles (and others) for keeping down disease vectors.
December 12th, 2010, 10:52 pm
Thank you , Urmas, for the identification.
(I forgot to look for a reply before today
January 1st, 2011, 11:29 pm
January 2nd, 2011, 10:40 am
andu -- there may be some useful discussion in the winter bird feeder thread about the Tit at least, and you might get help if you post a link to your question in that thread.viewtopic.php?f=48&t=263&st=0&sk=t&sd=a&start=40
February 23rd, 2011, 8:36 pm
The article about world's oldest (ringed) WTE http://www.looduskalender.ee/en/node/9327
made me wonder about Estonia's Grand Old Lady, hmmm Vanaeit.
She would be - what? 26 years now?
Is anything known about her now, Urmas and Kotkaklubi, please?
PS, March 2, 2011: Notice in Sweedish newspapers today: world's oldest ringed WTE found dead on Foglö, the Åland Islands.
February 23rd, 2011, 9:41 pm
We, like you are very curious to now...
February 24th, 2011, 4:18 pm
Urmas wrote:We, like you are very curious to now...
Thank you, Urmas!
And since the Swedish eagle was "lost" for several years there is hope to see the Estonian lady again?
For those who missed it HERE
is a translation of Ulvar Käärt's article about her
April 27th, 2011, 10:07 pm
This bird was seen on the WTE nest.
Is it a buzzard?
This question is referred from viewtopic.php?p=98323#p98323
April 29th, 2011, 5:37 pm
Sorry for late turn here!
But this is really Common Buzzard, slightly darker as usual. And seems small comparing with WtE nest...
April 30th, 2011, 1:18 am
Thank you very much!
June 25th, 2011, 1:57 pm
We have seen birds at the bear cam, first Bleggi saw itviewtopic.php?p=107057#p107057
then we had a few more sightings, like Alice saw it at the same placeviewtopic.php?p=107754#p107754
and Mannike's guest at the bear hide, photographer Aare Udras took a picture as well, we think:https://picasaweb.google.com/109625969189704904996/AlutaguselKaimas16180611JPEG?authkey=Gv1sRgCOHY3LPwi8nXsAE&feat=email#5620408554151699794
Can this be a thrush (Mistle thrush - my guess)? Or is it a complete different bird?
Another bird, I think it is not the same, it looks bigger, appeared the other day, Fleur captured it quite well and also filmed itviewtopic.php?p=107762#p107762
Maybe somebody here knows them?
August 13th, 2012, 12:16 pm
The bird at the top appears to be a Black-capped Chickadee. I have them here in the US at my feeders.
August 13th, 2012, 7:02 pm
Thу bird on the first photo looks like a willow tit. Two years ago such birds ate seeds from my palm.
August 14th, 2012, 1:06 am
I suppose it is important to know where that 1st photo came from. It looks like part of an internet card to me.
Here is another Black-capped Chickadee. These are from the US. I suspect they are related to, or in the same family as your tits.
Info about them can be found on the Cornell site. http://www.allaboutbirds.org/guide/blac ... ickadee/id
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