VIDEO: This year we cannot follow the nesting of golden eagles

Submitted by Looduskalender EN on Sat, 14.04.2018 - 14:44
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Video recorded by  Urmas Lettwww.eenet.ee

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Estonian text posted 13.04.2018

 

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Golden eagle          Kaljukotkas or maakotkas       Aquila chrysaetos

 

Already in winter the Eagle Club installed a camera at the nest of the golden eagles in Soomaa so that the watchful birds would be less disturbed by people moving around. The eagle pair visited the nest with varying frequency, brought new nest materials and marked it with fresh green twigs …

 

Urmas Sellis:

„Monitoring golden eagles is quite complicated since they do not breed every year. The last couple of years the golden eagles have bred successfully in Soomaa. But now evidently the birds decided to skip this breeding year “.

The nesting territories of golden eagles are in bog areas and the nest is set in a higher tree on a bog islet. In Estonia there are about sixty breeding golden eagle pairs.