Latvian Bittern Camera 2015 and 2016

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Re: Latvian Bittern Camera 2015 and 2016

Post by Marfo » May 14th, 2017, 10:15 am

May 14

I think the smallest chick died. It is lying at the side of the nest and doesn't move when mama comes. One other chick is also small compared to the other 3. It doesn't fight a lot for food and is walked over by the others.

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Post by Hagnat » May 14th, 2017, 10:56 am

Almost no wind this morning.
Mother arrives to feed the chicks and leaves again. Daddy is singing (booming) in the background.
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Dead chick on the lower right of the nest?

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Post by Marfo » May 14th, 2017, 11:00 am

Yes.
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edit: Photobucket is down.

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Post by Hagnat » May 14th, 2017, 12:17 pm

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12:20 One is outside the nest. But came back.

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Post by Hagnat » May 14th, 2017, 12:31 pm

Is the dead one really dead?

Yes, I think it really is. There are four alive.

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Post by Marfo » May 14th, 2017, 1:20 pm

Yes, it must be dead.
It has been lying there for hours and didn't move when the mother came. Yesterday it didn't manage to get food (the times I watched) and was sat on by the others.
I wonder if number four will survive.

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Post by Hellem » May 14th, 2017, 2:08 pm

:hi:
14:05 Mom took the dead chick and walked away with it

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Post by Marfo » May 14th, 2017, 3:11 pm

But first she ate from it (14:03). Or she ate the bugs around it, can't tell exactly.

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Post by Liz01 » May 14th, 2017, 6:12 pm

14:03 Female takes the dead chick and carries it away. She did not eat from it
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Post by Marfo » May 15th, 2017, 1:59 pm

May 15

At 13:41:56 the chicks suddenly stood upright and looked op to the sky. Suddenly there was a low cry of some bird I never heard before. Then movement in the reed, I guess the mother. She walked in the background later. At 13:44 she came to the nest.

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Post by asteria » May 17th, 2017, 4:17 pm

Very noisy chicks, the fourth one is much smaller than the others.

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Post by Hagnat » May 18th, 2017, 12:55 pm

May 18

I don't think the youngest chick will survive very long.
It hardly beggs, and is ignored and trampled upon.

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Post by Liz01 » May 18th, 2017, 3:54 pm

Hagnat, i saw it too. I was hoping you'd seen it. So you also think that it does not survive. After feeding, the big chicks have been picked the samll one

15:34:21 While feeding one sibling has the samll one attacked. that looks sooo bad! It has grabbed it at the neck. No miracle that it lay on the ground after feeding

EDIT: two sibling have attacked the small one :slap:


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Post by Hagnat » May 18th, 2017, 5:07 pm

Liz, I think he stands no chance. He is much too small and weak now to compete with the others.

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Post by Hagnat » May 18th, 2017, 7:10 pm

Tiny one is all alone, almost in the water. Sometimes it still moves.
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Post by Hagnat » May 18th, 2017, 7:41 pm

It is dead now. Removed by mother, five minutes after I saw the last movements.

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And then there were three ...

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Post by Liz01 » May 19th, 2017, 11:53 am

May 19

I think, the next chick will die :puzzled:

Feeding 8:24 it got nothing
9:52 Feeding, it did not beg for food. This is hard to observe.
It calls in the same way as the little chick yesterday.

OK- I stopp watching for now...

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Post by Hagnat » May 19th, 2017, 1:01 pm

Two wandering outside the nest, perhaps to find some shade.
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Post by asteria » May 19th, 2017, 1:02 pm

One chick stays in the nest, others went away???(I have just seen the second one leaving)

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Post by Hagnat » May 19th, 2017, 3:49 pm

Liz01 wrote:I think, the next chick will die :puzzled: .. OK- I stopp watching for now...
Liz, as far as I have seen, all three are begging and all three are being fed.

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