Nightjar. 2019

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Re: Nightjar. 2019

Post by Hellem » June 11th, 2019, 11:49 pm

:hi:
23:32 The female nightjar left, male came to incubate
23:44 Male flew away
23:51 The female nightjar is back, 00:05 she left

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Post by Biker » June 12th, 2019, 12:06 am

:hi:

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Post by Abigyl » June 12th, 2019, 12:28 am

00:27 She is back on the eggs

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Post by Biker » June 12th, 2019, 12:55 am

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0:53 he male begin his song
0:58 a growling noise by the female
1:00 flew off and back, with difficulties to cover the eggs properly again

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Post by aita » June 12th, 2019, 1:21 am

:hi:
0:59 The male flew out and female in.

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Post by Shanta » June 12th, 2019, 3:25 am

Aita thank you :thumbs:

00:27 Male comes to incubate the eggs
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00:59 he leaves ... WOW, that's a new record for "our" male to sit for 32 minutes on the eggs!

01:00 Female comes back
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I think our couple are not the only nightjars in that area

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Post by Shanta » June 12th, 2019, 4:21 am

01:14 A beetle wants to check the eggs 8-)


02:54 Female flies off ... it seems the eggs are intact
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03:05 Female is back
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Post by yitmoth » June 12th, 2019, 8:06 am

June 12

Thanks everyone for all the news from last night, especially Shanta for the beetle video.

After 03:05 the female kept on brooding into daylight, with a change in position at 03:45.


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Post by Abigyl » June 12th, 2019, 11:58 pm

12/6/19

23:19 She left the eggs

23:19 Few seconds later, male came to cover eggs.

23:52 He flew away.

23:53 She came back to the eggs :thumbs:

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Post by Hellem » June 13th, 2019, 12:01 am

23:52 The male nightjar left
23:53 Female came back to incubate

00:24 Female flew away, 00:25 male came to incubate

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Post by yitmoth » June 13th, 2019, 6:06 am

June 13

...later that night...

01:12 Female replaces male. You can even see her legs as she lands:



02:00 Male replaces female.

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02:40 Female replaces male. Male heard vocalizing (calling & singing); also the sound of thunder. It seemed to be raining most of the night, which probably explains why the eggs were kept covered almost at all times, with no long pauses between shifts like on other nights. (PS Or could be it they sensed that the first egg was about to hatch?)



Note the female's sudden head-turn at 02:42:30.

03:53 Female leaves, male arrives after about 90 seconds. More thunder, especially loud at 03:56:30. Male off again at 03:57, replaced by female within 20 seconds. Again a glimpse of her leg(s) as she settles in. 04:00 Cam back in color :sleeping:


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Post by yitmoth » June 13th, 2019, 10:01 am

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Cheers to the cam op for closeups of the (wet) female this morning.

Check out those rictal bristles...

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A shot of the back of the head, showing really well how the eyes are placed for excellent lateral and even partial rear vision. The size of the eyes relative to the whole head is also pretty remarkable.

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Post by Triin » June 13th, 2019, 10:05 am

The view was zoomed at around 09:40. I would very appreciate it if someone could make a Youtube video of the close up at around 9:50 when the bird was shaking off the water.

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Post by Abigyl » June 13th, 2019, 10:32 am

yitmoth wrote:
June 13th, 2019, 10:01 am

Cheers to the cam op for closeups of the (wet) female this morning.
WOW !! Big thanks Yitmoth :loveshower:

It's the first time I see pictures showing it as a living bird; it always looks like a stone, even in wiki etc.

Beautiful pics :thumbs:

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Post by yitmoth » June 13th, 2019, 10:54 am

Here's some video of this morning's closeup action. After various profile and rear views (like in those screenshots) it cuts to the part that Triin mentioned. The whole thing lasted from 09:38 to 10:08, if you want to rewind and have a look yourself. Hopefully we'll be seeing more of this kinda thing. :nod:


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Post by aita » June 13th, 2019, 12:13 pm

Triin wrote:
June 13th, 2019, 10:05 am
The view was zoomed at around 09:40. I would very appreciate it if someone could make a Youtube video of the close up at around 9:50 when the bird was shaking off the water.
shaking off the water from head and body.



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Post by aita » June 13th, 2019, 12:15 pm

I found them in the archive.

Her look :laugh:


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Post by Liz01 » June 13th, 2019, 1:03 pm

I see an eggshell :puzzled:

I have to find it again.. It was only one second ..
just a moment :laugh:

12:54:35 A little chick :bounce: :bounce:

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Post by Triin » June 13th, 2019, 1:08 pm

Liz01 wrote:
June 13th, 2019, 1:03 pm
I see an eggshell :puzzled:

I have to find it again.. It was only one second ..
just a moment :laugh:
You are correct. At 12:54:33 eggshell and a chick :thumbs:

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Post by Liz01 » June 13th, 2019, 1:16 pm

Triin wrote:
June 13th, 2019, 1:08 pm
You are correct. At 12:54:33 eggshell and a chick :thumbs:
I have to do a video in SLOMO :laugh:

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