White-tailed Eagles ~ 2011-2012 ~ Linda & Sulev

Webcam Watching over White-tailed Eagles nest

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Re: White-tailed Eagles Nest Cam Discussion 2011-2012

Post by asteria » April 9th, 2012, 12:55 pm

It's nice that a couple appeared, maybe this year the nest won't be empty. What kind of bird is that? Buzzards?

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Post by maertha » April 9th, 2012, 1:02 pm

The second bird left the nest at 13:00

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Yes, they or another couple were here also last year, Bea. I´m glad to see raptors at this nest. :D

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Post by Felis silvestris » April 9th, 2012, 2:21 pm

By the way, German members here - did you watch "Terra X" yesterday evening in ZDF?
If not, try to find it (Mediathek) - there was a long contribution on WTE, Kieling went up a WTE nest for ringing, shows what food remains were there and also talks about the lead problem!
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Post by Bea » April 9th, 2012, 2:36 pm

Felis silvestris wrote:By the way, German members here - did you watch "Terra X" yesterday evening in ZDF?
If not, try to find it (Mediathek) - there was a long contribution on WTE, Kieling went up a WTE nest for ringing, shows what food remains were there and also talks about the lead problem!
(another chapter is on Golden Eagles!)

Thank you Felis! :bow:

I had not the chance to watch it, but I´ll search the Mediathek for it!
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Post by ame » April 9th, 2012, 2:37 pm

now a buzzard is meowing somewhere...

Fireblade: did they bring something to the nest? i was a bit late to see them. you were there first. i saw that the supposed female was arranging a twig on the back-left rim.

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Post by Felis silvestris » April 9th, 2012, 2:48 pm

Bea wrote:
Thank you Felis! :bow:

I had not the chance to watch it, but I´ll search the Mediathek for it!
Even our friends, the piggies were there! So cute! :mrgreen:

Edit: I looked it up, I hope the link works (will not forever, I think)
http://www.zdf.de/ZDFmediathek/beitrag/ ... tschland-1
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Post by ame » April 9th, 2012, 3:21 pm

yeah, what was left of the piggie. :mrgreen:
(boy the eagles are mean!! that jawbone was not a stripie's jaw. :whistling: )
and i'm sure the eaglet was a girl! :rotf:
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i don't quite know how appropriate it is to post these pictures here... :puzzled: but it's so cute! :chick:

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Post by Felis silvestris » April 9th, 2012, 3:23 pm

:mrgreen:
It was interesting!

Those two buzzards are cute! :loveshower:
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Post by ame » April 9th, 2012, 5:25 pm

first they were flying around the nest and meowing... i don't think they brought anything this time either.

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Post by Felis silvestris » April 9th, 2012, 5:27 pm

They are really cute, the nest is so big, they could sit next to each other and still have place! :mrgreen:
But I don't know if the idea of using the nest is so good, as we know ... :unsure:
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Post by ame » April 9th, 2012, 5:38 pm

yes, i think we all agree on that. even the crow sounded vicious! :shock:

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Post by Lussi05 » April 9th, 2012, 5:48 pm

Felis silvestris wrote:They are really cute, the nest is so big, they could sit next to each other and still have place! :mrgreen:
But I don't know if the idea of using the nest is so good, as we know ... :unsure:
I think it will be ok for the Buzzards to use this nest. Considering what happened with Maisy Mallard, the Buzzards was one of the threats we were afraid of then...it was a Crow who ate the eggs in the end, wasn`t it? Can a Crow be a threath to the Buzzards? I think it would be very intersting to see the daily life of a Buzzards family because we have a couple in the neighbourhood, but we only see and hear them when they are out flying..

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Post by Felis silvestris » April 9th, 2012, 5:54 pm

No, it was a WTE who ate the eggs in the end, and we saw at the feeding ground how much bigger WTE are :shock:

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Post by ame » April 9th, 2012, 5:54 pm

no it wasn't a crow. it was a strange WTE with dark eyes but a plumage of an adult who ate the eggs of Maisy. it was May 4th in the evening. i think that every eagle in about 50 km radius know this nest. :unsure:
ahaa: Felis found a picture already.

i think there's a songthrush singing out there. ... and now a buzzard meowing.

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Post by ame » April 9th, 2012, 5:58 pm

a buzzard is back!
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and the other in, too. ... and one out at 18.03:
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... and nearly a minute later the other.
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Post by ame » April 9th, 2012, 6:06 pm

ok, this time it brought a twig.
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Post by Lussi05 » April 9th, 2012, 6:14 pm

Felis silvestris wrote:No, it was a WTE who ate the eggs in the end, and we saw at the feeding ground how much bigger WTE are :shock:

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Oh no :shock: :help: (I always remember wrong, I have to stop :blush: ) Yes, the Buzzards looks so big alone in the air, but compared to the eagles they look so small. But do you think a WTE (or others) will attack the Buzzards if they are staying in the nest, lying on eggs? ( just curious)

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Post by ame » April 9th, 2012, 6:25 pm

Lussi05 wrote: Oh no :shock: :help: (I always remember wrong, I have to stop :blush: ) Yes, the Buzzards looks so big alone in the air, but compared to the eagles they look so small. But do you think a WTE (or others) will attack the Buzzards if they are staying in the nest, lying on eggs? ( just curious)
... i wouldn't be surprised, but on the other hand WTEs take the easiest food so at least they'd scare the incubating mommy- or pappa-buzzard out and then eat the eggs.

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Post by ame » April 9th, 2012, 6:47 pm

at 17.57 the buzzard came after there had been some meowing around the nest.


they spent some time looking around.... the first left at 18.03 and the other 18.04


at 18.05 one buzzard brought a little twig, stayed a while and left at 18.06.

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Post by Lussi05 » April 9th, 2012, 6:52 pm

ame wrote: ... i wouldn't be surprised, but on the other hand WTEs take the easiest food so at least they'd scare the incubating mommy- or pappa-buzzard out and then eat the eggs.
I have hopes that the Buzzards will stay here, but also worries :unsure:

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