macdoum wrote:Ame and Fleur,Bea thank you for posting all the news here. I think the Buzzards are serious now about nesting her. I hope so,I have never seen buzzards nesting,or doing anything exept waiting at the side of the road for roadkill. Perched on a pole.
They hunt for mice from poles too -- or at least red tailed hawks do.
A guy from the power company called my dad to ask him about the hawks on "his" poles and lines. I think he was an information guy and he thought he should KNOW the birds using power company material. My dad told him the bigger hawks on the poles were usually red tailed hawks (sometimes in winter rough legged hawks -- but they often sit lower on fences) and the little ones on the lines were usually Kestrels. Along some micey fields in my valley there ( ) are hawks on almost 1/5 of the poles.
i had a look here at 5.41. then there was a hawk sitting on the back branch. later at 6 it was gone. at the moment there's no-one home either.
for some reason it has been very difficult to me to learn to know birds of prey. they are so quick i guess... i have learnt to know buzzards to some extent after i started watching these cameras. maybe they are hiding in Finnish landscape where there are trees almost everywhere. afterwards i've heard their voices in nature (now that i know what a buzzard sounds like) but i don't think i've seen one properly yet...
the buzzard started morning's work, i guess. it came at 8.55, dag in the nest and called a litlle and left at 9.01 after sitting on the backbranch for a while.
then 2 minutes later it came again. this time it stayed only about 2 minutes. both times it came so quietly that i noticed it when it landed on the nest, not before, so i don't know whether it brought anything. i suppose it is bringing moss to the nest. at least there's rather a lot of moss there.
- this time i have started recording after it left... maybe this time i'll catch it on fligth.
yes, i think so, too. they have been distinctly quiet here at the nest. they obviously don't want to have more attention than is unavoidable. and still jays have found them!
at 9.47 the buzzard hasn't come for a third time so i missed it. and i stopped recording....
- it has become cloudy and the wind is somewhat hard, very loud at times but not all the time. the snipe goes on and on.....
a buzzard came to the nest at 11.35. this may have been the bigger and darker..? it left at 11.39.
now at 11.43 a buzzard came again to the nest and quickly climbed to the back branch. this one looked darker (and bigger?) than the previous. it left at 11.45. -there's a huge flock of cranes flying over...
the next wanna-be egg-thief came to check the nest: a hooded crow.it was very cautious: it cawed for about 5 minutes outside the picture but very near before it gradually came closer.
finally it turned the moss in the nest bowl to see if there was something in there.
then a buzzard meowed in the forest somewhere far and the crow immediately jumped to the back branch... cawed a little and left though no-one came
Fireblade now i have turn the camera off and do other things...
ps: the playlist today: http://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PL9269CFDE978B23E2
18.14 cam. time I heard a Buzzard, looked and one was in nest
18.16 it took something in the nestbowl looking like a mouse, but didn´t begin to eat, sat just looking around
18.18 it flew away also bringing the mouse/prey away too
Eagles better know how to live their lifes than humans do on their behalf
the WtE database at LK created by the forumist Maertha is a goldmine of knowledge and news
I do see the buzzards here now and then. But so far no sign of egg(s).
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