Bird of the Year 2020: Great Crested Grebe (Podiceps cristatus)

2016: Great Tit (Parus major)
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Bird of the Year 2020: Great Crested Grebe (Podiceps cristatus)

Post by Felis silvestris » May 11th, 2020, 10:42 pm

Estonian Bird of the Year 2020: Great Crested Grebe (Podiceps cristatus)

https://www.looduskalender.ee/n/node/4500 (in Estonian language)

BirdLife Estonia: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCNtUep ... aD2_z0wZVw
More about the Bird in Estonian language: https://www.eoy.ee/tuttpytt/
Wikipedia: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Great_crested_grebe

Stream Link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UtnZsPhhn7A

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Post by Felis silvestris » May 11th, 2020, 10:42 pm

May 11: two eggs can be seen
May 12: a third egg was laid
May 12/13: nest disintegrated in the waves a storm produced on the lake

May 22: camera was moved to another nest with already 5 eggs inside: viewtopic.php?p=734208#p734208
May 27: a beaver visits the nest: viewtopic.php?p=735987#p735987 - https://www.looduskalender.ee/n/node/4560 and https://www.looduskalender.ee/n/node/4564 - both in Estonian language only
May 29: the first chick hatches: viewtopic.php?p=736473#p736473
May 31: the second chick has hatched: viewtopic.php?p=737078#p737078
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Post by Fleur » May 11th, 2020, 10:59 pm

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Post by Fleur » May 12th, 2020, 8:08 am

May 12
:hi:
Female is close to the edge. After a few seconds ( 45 sec ) you see she's laying an Egg? I'm not sure. It is hard to tell.
Then she flutters the wings and goes into the water.



I think it was around 6 PM, I looked back on the timeline

oh, now I see the time, 6:17 it's so tiny :whistling:
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Post by Fleur » May 12th, 2020, 9:00 am

8:49 change on nest

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Post by Felis silvestris » May 12th, 2020, 9:09 am

It's nice to watch them, the male brings nest material, and before copulating, they "dance" and right after, she is leaving and he takes over.
I'm sure we can see if there is a third egg once she get up to leave the nest. At the moment she is sleeping. :laugh:
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Post by Felis silvestris » May 12th, 2020, 10:33 am

I can't see more than the two eggs yesterday were there already.
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Post by Moira » May 12th, 2020, 10:34 am

Yep, two it is.


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Post by Moira » May 12th, 2020, 5:03 pm

12.57 - mating, after that they do a little dance, she leaves and he sits on the nest

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Post by Fleur » May 12th, 2020, 5:04 pm

17:00 :puzzled: I see really three eggs :whistling: Of a'm I wrong ?
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Post by Hellem » May 12th, 2020, 5:07 pm

Fleur :wave: , she laid the 3rd egg at 6:17, it's clearly visible on your video :thumbs: :D

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Post by Fleur » May 12th, 2020, 5:08 pm

:thumbs: Hellem

I hope the litter will remain intact in this weather.

And does not disappear under the webcam

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Post by Fleur » May 12th, 2020, 5:17 pm

17:15 ............Or fall apart :cry:
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Post by Hellem » May 12th, 2020, 5:22 pm

OMG :shock: , the poor bird is trying to save his nest, is bringing nest material :slap:

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Post by Moira » May 12th, 2020, 5:37 pm

This doesn't look good at all. :sad:

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Post by Hellem » May 12th, 2020, 5:46 pm

17:42 She jumped on the nest, probably wanted to incubate, but all the 3 eggs sank under the water, she jumped off from the nest quickly :cry:

Moira :wave:

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