When did the ospreys start their migration?

Submitted by Looduskalender EN on Wed, 20.09.2017 - 10:06
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Video recorded by Liz, LK forum
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Estonian text published 15.09.2017

 

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Osprey       Kalakotkas      Pandion haliaetus

Male Ivo as well as the young osprey Daisi, probably a girl, have left on their migration. For two days the solar panels could not provide the webcam system with power, so the departure may have been on Monday or Tuesday. On Wednesday when the camera started working again there was a hope that  Ivo might come to revisit the nest – this has happened quite frequently. The stormy day yesterday blew away the last hope of a final meeting.

The young birds, now discovering the world on their way to Africa, were hatched on June 7 and 8 respectively. As always the migration was started by the adult female who left without ceremonies on August 20. She was followed after 10 days by juvenile Daimar.

Not until 10 days later the last ones set out. Unfortunately we could not see their departure. A safe journey to the wintering grounds!

Many thanks to all the attentive viewers in the LK forum and their observations, images and video cuts from the breeding period!