White-Tailed Eagle Camera News

The white-tailed eagle camera is located at a nest in West Estonia, a neighbour to the nest of Linda and Sulev that we have watched previously.

News archive until 2016 is here.

VIDEO: Eaglet one month and three weeks old

Submitted by Looduskalender EN on Mon, 18.06.2018 - 10:24

Screenshot from webcam  Rebelde, LK forum

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Estonian text posted 15.06.2018

Eaglet and mother Suvi in early morning waiting for family father

 

White-tailed eagle          Merikotkas          Haliaeëtus albicilla

 

For about ten days the eagle nest has been crumbling. Good at least that heavy rain or a serious storm has not occurred in the camera area.

About the eaglet in the collapsing nest

Submitted by Looduskalender EN on Thu, 14.06.2018 - 10:22

Screenshot  Biker, LK forum
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Estonian text posted 11.06.2018

After 4 pm on Monday male Sulev came to feed the eaglet

 

White-tailed eagle      Merikotkas       Haliaeëtus albicilla

 

The nest of the white-tailed eagles crumbles visibly. Luckily the pine tree has strong side branches where the birds can sit but the eaglet does have to train gymnastics.

Young white-tailed eagle ringed

Submitted by Looduskalender EN on Sat, 09.06.2018 - 09:10

Screenshots Timea, Lk forum
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Estonian text posted 07.06.2018

The rings on the eaglet’s left leg

 

White-tailed eagle       Merikotkas      Haliaeëtus albicilla

 

Actually birthday rings – on Friday the eaglet will be one and a half months old.

Of course Renno also turned the camera back into place during the ringing and fastened it more securely.

White-tailed eagle camera out of place ...

Submitted by Looduskalender EN on Mon, 04.06.2018 - 10:00

Screenshot Sova, Lk forum
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Estonian text published 03.06.2018

So it happened yesterday as Suvi arrived at the nest.

Presently we see only the heads of the birds and the camera can be redirected on to the nest only by the Eagle Club investigators. The question is of course when? – When the eagle chick will be ringed.

We will let you know when something is happening.

Eagle chick a month and a week old

Submitted by Looduskalender EN on Mon, 04.06.2018 - 09:56

Screenshot Rebelde, LK forum

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Estonian text posted 01.06.2018

Only practice makes a master

 

White-tailed eagle      Merikotkas        Haliaeëtus albicilla

 

The eaglet that was hatched on April 24 has almost no downy feathers any longer. By and by it learns to eat by itself. It will take about one more month for the eaglet to be able to fly.

Early summer arrived early this year, it has been hot and by now there is already drought and the seawater .level has stayed low.

Everyone seems to have eaten and are well. A peaceful nest life!.

Eaglet three weeks old

Submitted by Looduskalender EN on Wed, 16.05.2018 - 10:15

Webshot Pähkinahiiri, LK forum
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Estonian text posted 15.05.2018

Perekonna pilt, vaata võrdluseks nädala tagust pilti teksti all

Family photo, for comparison see the image from a week ago below the text

 

White-tailed eagle       Merikotkas           Haliaeëtus albicilla  

 

We see the development of the eaglet in growth, plumage and behaviour.

The hot weather, in daytime more than 25 degrees, wearies everybody including large birds. The adults sit as sunshades in front of the chick – the little organism is not protected against a heatstroke.

In the second half of the week rain is promised, possibly together with thunder. The eagle nest needs ”watering” too.

Eagle chick grows and thrives

Submitted by Looduskalender EN on Sat, 05.05.2018 - 12:09

Screenshot Sova, LK forum
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Estonian text posted 01.05.2018

Female Suvi trusts leaving the nest only when male Sulev is near it

 

White-tailed eagle     Merikotkas         Haliaeëtus albicilla  

 

By today the eagle chick is a week old – it hatched as you may remember on April 24.

It is nice to watch the development. Sulev has cared for the food  store and in the last few days Suvi too has contributed. The chick is fed fish caught earlier – interesting whether that is drier for tearing off more suitable pieces.

Eagle chick in nest

Submitted by Looduskalender EN on Wed, 25.04.2018 - 09:05

Video Ame, LK forum
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Estonian text posted 24.04.2018

 

When female eagle  Suvi rose for a moment from the nest in the morning a little before half past seven the eagle chick had hatched….

 

White-tailed eagle       Merikotkas      Haliaeëtus albicilla   

 

Thirtyseven days of incubation in the cold spring, sometimes even in a snowdrift.

The chick was hatched from the first egg laid on March 18. From the incubation period we can deduce that the egg that was crushed on April 5 was laid on March 21.

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