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Re: Latvian Bittern Camera 2015 and 2016

Posted: May 10th, 2017, 12:44 pm
by Fleur

Re: Latvian Bittern Camera 2015 and 2016

Posted: May 10th, 2017, 12:51 pm
by Liz01
Yeah :loveshower: there are chicks :loveshower:

12:48 Female leaves the nest
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Re: Latvian Bittern Camera 2015 and 2016

Posted: May 10th, 2017, 1:00 pm
by Fleur
male call, female away


Re: Latvian Bittern Camera 2015 and 2016

Posted: May 10th, 2017, 1:07 pm
by Liz01
9:18 Female leaves the nest
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Re: Latvian Bittern Camera 2015 and 2016

Posted: May 10th, 2017, 1:10 pm
by Liz01
11:12 it starts snowing... Chicks alone.. they are chirping
11:14 Female comes to nest

Feeding

Re: Latvian Bittern Camera 2015 and 2016

Posted: May 10th, 2017, 5:51 pm
by Liz01
17:39 Female comes to the nest
There are three chicks

Re: Latvian Bittern Camera 2015 and 2016

Posted: May 10th, 2017, 6:49 pm
by Rielite
This is a very nice and uncommon cam, I'm so happy for the new season! I wonder how they installed the equipment not scaring the bird away, as they write that the nest was found just some days ago.

Re: Latvian Bittern Camera 2015 and 2016

Posted: May 11th, 2017, 9:02 am
by Liz01
May 11

Good Morning :hi:

8:42 Alarrm at the nest. Crows are near and call
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Re: Latvian Bittern Camera 2015 and 2016

Posted: May 11th, 2017, 9:20 am
by Liz01
her tounge is visible
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Crow is calling
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Re: Latvian Bittern Camera 2015 and 2016

Posted: May 11th, 2017, 9:22 am
by Liz01
9:23 Female is feeding her chicks
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Re: Latvian Bittern Camera 2015 and 2016

Posted: May 11th, 2017, 9:45 am
by Marfo
Great news, I'm so glad! How did you find out? I checked regularly.
:shake:
Hopefully all will go well.

Re: Latvian Bittern Camera 2015 and 2016

Posted: May 11th, 2017, 9:54 am
by Liz01
Marfo :hi: I have subscribed to Latvian Dabasfond. So I always know when there is a new camera.

There a five chicks in the nest :thumbs:

Re: Latvian Bittern Camera 2015 and 2016

Posted: May 11th, 2017, 9:59 am
by Marfo
Five?? I only saw two :unsure:

How do you subscribe? On Youtube?

Re: Latvian Bittern Camera 2015 and 2016

Posted: May 11th, 2017, 2:03 pm
by Liz01
Marfo wrote:Five?? I only saw two :unsure:

How do you subscribe? On Youtube?
Text on youtube:

EURASIAN BITTERN

The great bittern webcam nest is located in Latvia in the reedbeds of Lake Engure. The nest was found on May 3th, 2017 with five eggs in it. The chicks has hatched in time from 4 to 8 May. The female is the only one to feed, protect and heat the young birds.

These live cameras operating season will be shorter than we are accustomed to when observing the lifestyle of birds of prey. This is because after hatching, the chicks spend about three weeks in the nest and then disperse amongst the reeds.

I subscribed here
https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCIcQwg ... hMBclDJENw

Re: Latvian Bittern Camera 2015 and 2016

Posted: May 11th, 2017, 3:41 pm
by asteria
If I am not mistaken, two years and one year ago by the end of May there were no chicks, only clutches of eggs. Do bitterns lay eggs several times a season?

Re: Latvian Bittern Camera 2015 and 2016

Posted: May 12th, 2017, 12:39 pm
by Marfo
May 12

For a minute I thought there were only 3 chicks left. But then I saw number 4 and later nr 5.
Very difficult to see. There is an enormous size difference between the largest and the smallest chick. I also believe I can see that the largest have grown since yesterday.

They are very quiet now, I'm glad. Yesterday they were making a lot of noise most of the time I was watching.

Re: Latvian Bittern Camera 2015 and 2016

Posted: May 12th, 2017, 3:40 pm
by Liz01
Female swallowed a longe fish- I think it was a pike



Marfo, you're lucky! I've always counted only three. Today it is the first time, that I saw all the chicks.

Re: Latvian Bittern Camera 2015 and 2016

Posted: May 13th, 2017, 10:32 am
by Hagnat
May 13

Bearded reedlings (Panurus biarmicus) can often be heard on this cam.
Here a recording of one flying close overhead.
http://picosong.com/MXvS

Re: Latvian Bittern Camera 2015 and 2016

Posted: May 13th, 2017, 1:35 pm
by Marfo
Four large chicks and a very small one. He hardly gets any food, the large ones are up front when mother brings lunch. I wonder if he will survive.

Re: Latvian Bittern Camera 2015 and 2016

Posted: May 13th, 2017, 9:45 pm
by asteria
They are constantly "talking" and very funny.