Latvian Bittern Camera 2015 and 2016

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Post by Hagnat » May 21st, 2017, 9:43 am

The previous one was not too heavy and Bitterns can handle fishes much heavier than this chick.

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Post by Liz01 » May 21st, 2017, 6:29 pm

18:24:32 She tries to remove the chick


18:07 a attempt
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Post by Hagnat » May 21st, 2017, 6:47 pm

She failed again and did a lot of nest building.

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Post by Hagnat » May 21st, 2017, 8:11 pm

Heavy meal
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Disturbed by a humble Reed warbler
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Post by Hagnat » May 21st, 2017, 8:22 pm

Another failed attempt to remove the dead chick.
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Post by Marfo » May 21st, 2017, 8:47 pm

I think the time is wrong on your last picture. It is now 20:46.

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Post by Hagnat » May 21st, 2017, 8:52 pm

Marfo wrote:I think the time is wrong on your last picture. It is now 20:46.
Thank you. I probably made a double correction.

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Post by Marfo » May 21st, 2017, 9:05 pm

at 20:43 she once more tries to remove the dead chick but she doesn't succeed. She leaves.

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Post by Hagnat » May 22nd, 2017, 7:47 am

May 22

She managed to get one of the legs free.
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Post by Marfo » May 22nd, 2017, 9:13 am

at 8:58 she again struggles with the dead chick. She lifts it in various ways, from the head or the foot and from the middle. But no. she leaves again around 9:03.

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Post by Hagnat » May 22nd, 2017, 9:50 am

Strange to see that she seems pretty intelligent with the puzzle of collecting and placing nesting material, but that she is unable to figure out how to untangle this dead chick.

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Post by Liz01 » May 22nd, 2017, 3:47 pm

15:32 she mad it :bow: :laugh:

Female took the dead chick and brought it to the left and has sunk it in the pond

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Post by Hagnat » May 22nd, 2017, 3:49 pm

and I have missed it :-)

In the review I saw that it took her ages to take it away because underway it got stuck in the reeds several times. She had a long fight with it just in view on the left side of the screen. At 15:45 she gave up and came back to the nest.

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Post by Hagnat » May 22nd, 2017, 10:50 pm

Now (~22:45) a very close singing Savi's warbler Locustella luscinioides

Here a sample http://picosong.com/MTzH

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Post by Hagnat » May 23rd, 2017, 9:11 am

May 23

This morning a Sedge warbler is often singing very close to the cam and Reed warblers not far away.

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Post by Hagnat » May 23rd, 2017, 6:09 pm

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Post by Marfo » May 23rd, 2017, 10:11 pm

22:06 Do I hear a nightjar? A long constant churring. It is very loud. I thought this bird lived mostly in a different habitat. Or is it something else?

The reeds are growing, leaves are coming out. I see the chicks' legs are the same shade of green.

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Post by Hagnat » May 23rd, 2017, 11:24 pm

Marfo wrote:22:06 Do I hear a nightjar? A long constant churring. It is very loud...
No, Savi's warbler (Locustella luscinioides) (Snor in Dutch, Rohrschwirl in German.).

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Post by Hagnat » May 24th, 2017, 8:40 am

May 24

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Post by Marfo » May 24th, 2017, 9:30 am

Marfo wrote:22:06 Do I hear a nightjar? A long constant churring. It is very loud...
Hagnat wrote:No, Savi's warbler (Locustella luscinioides) (Snor in Dutch, Rohrschwirl in German.).
O, of course! I am not very familiar with reed birds. I have heard this one only once or twice on youtube. I didn't know it could sing long and continuously without stopping. And loud.

By the way, I've heard several interesting bird sounds on this cam I've never heard before. But they are difficult to describe. One of them sounds like someone is blowing in a bottle but the tone is going up and is wavering.
Does this description make sense?

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