Greater Spotted Eagle Webcam ~ Tõnn & Tiiu ~ 2017, 2018

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Greater Spotted Eagle Webcam ~ Tõnn & Tiiu ~ 2017, 2018

Post by juta » April 6th, 2017, 10:11 pm

Through this webcam we will watch our most famous media star
Greater Spotted Eagle Tõnn´s nest life.

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The nest is located somewhere in the south of Harju county.


http://pontu.eenet.ee/player/konnakotkas.html

Android http://tv.eenet.ee/konnakotkas.html

iOS (iPhone/iPad): http://tv.eenet.ee/hls/konnakotkas.m3u8

Video archive http://193.40.124.24/2018-konnakotkas/

Tõnn hatched in year 2008 on the nest in western Estonia

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Tõnn on the nest before ringing. Photo Urmas Sellis

In 7th August 2008 he was ringed(white plastic ring 7F )and equipped with transmitter
By DNA test he was verified as pure GSE as well as his mother Iti, also well known for our forum, who was equipped with transmitter in year 2009.
In year 2010 Tõnn´s home-nest was known as only place where both, female and male were GSE. It exists till now and Iti has had several offsprings.

Tõnn started his first migration in 25th September 2008, crossed several countries and stopped for wintering in Spain, El Hondo wetlands which has been his wintering place till now.
As rare species in Estonia and other countries he excited great interest among ornithologists in countries he visited during migration. In total he has visited 15 countries. There spent winter and left his wintering grounds on April 13th and got himself moving in a northern direction. So the eagle visited also Nederlands and directed by the sea - moved towards to homeland. But Estonia was not a destination for Tõnn - he flew to Finland and spent all the summer near Vaasa (western Finland). On second fall migration Tõnn stopped also in southern Estonia, during a harvesting of crops. Afterwards moved again to Spain, crossing a Switzerland as a new country for him. Third summer Tõnn spent mostly in Sweden and used migration route directly over Danish straits.

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Tõnn at El Hondo wetlands, 21st March 2015 (Photo Jana Marco)

Migration 2008 - 2014

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After 2014 transmitter stopped working but we knew that Tõnn was alive and well from several places he was spotted.
In spring 2016 during the spring camp member of Eagle Club Renno Nellis found a breeding Greater Spotted Eagle in Harjumaa county and for surprise with transmitter on back. To get information about the tagged male eagle, Eagle Club members caught it in the beginning of September and it appeared to be our old fellow Tõnn. So Tõnn started to breed either in 2015 (then not in the same place, because there was nesting Lesser Spotted Eagle in 2015) or rather in 2016 and was also successful. A mate of Tõnn has no rings, therefore we don't know her origin.
Old transmitter was removed and as there wasn´t damages on the skin, new refurbished transmitter of Ecotone production was installed.

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Tõnn got also new white ring with code 7X.

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As Tõnn is so popular all over Europe, Eagle Club decided to install webcam on his nest this year.
He started his journey home on 22th March 2017 and arrived on the nest 4th April at 15.00.

See also:

Tõnn's Travels viewtopic.php?f=65&t=32
Articles on Looduskalender http://www.looduskalender.ee/en/node/2650

This post has been created by using text, pictures and screenshots from http://birdmap.5dvision.ee/index.php?lang=en . Some facts are from Estonian media.
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Post by juta » April 6th, 2017, 10:14 pm

Greater spotted eagle (Clanga clanga, earlier Aquila clanga)
Greater Spotted Eagles are large migratory raptors that live across Europe, the Middle East, Asia, and parts of Africa.They occupy lowland forest and forest edges near wet areas, including meadows, bogs, and marshes, along with river-valley woodland.
They are complete long-distance migrants, they winter in the Middle East, Southern Europe, Central and Southern Africa. The migration to Africa and back takes place mainly via the Bosporus Strait, the Middle East and the Nile Valley.
The greater spotted eagle arrives in Estonia at the end of March and leave in September, but individual birds can still be sighted in October.
Population is classified as vulnerable to extinction The suspected population numbers fewer than 10,000 mature individuals  2500–6600 pairs. There are appreciably 10 – 20 pairs in Estonia but half of them probably mixed pairs with LSE
The primary threats are habit degradation and habitat loss, human disturbance and
hybridization between GSE and Lesser Spotted Eagle (Clanga pomarina )
Description
  • Length: 59–71cm
    Wingspan: 157–179cm (another source 130-180)
    Tail: 23–27 cm
    Weight : male 1.7-1.9 kg , female 1.8-2.5 kg up to 3.2kg
    Colour: very similar in general to its closest relative the lesser spotted eagle, which shares part of its range. Adult has dark brown with slightly paler flight feathers. Underwing-coverts generally darker than flight feathers. Bands of white spots across upper-wing of juveniles.

Diet and Hunting:
Greater Spotted Eagles eat frogs, snakes and lizards, waterfowl, fish, insects, carrion, and small mammals up to the size of hares.
They hunt in flight, from a perch, or on the ground. They also steal food from other raptors, including other Greater Spotted Eagles
Nesting
GSE usually construct their nests themselves and inhabit them repeatedly on subsequent years, especially if not disturbed. Occasionally they use the old nests of other larger birds of prey (the common buzzard, the northern goshawk) or of the black stork.
Lays 1–3 eggs in a tree nest. As a rule only one eaglet survives because of cainism.

http://www.iucnredlist.org/details/22696027/0
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Greater_spotted_eagle
http://www.kotkas.ee/species/spotted-eagles
Much more information you can find in Database created by Felis Silvestris
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Post by juta » April 6th, 2017, 10:14 pm

Season 2017

Pages 1-5
Spring migration 21st of March 2017 - 4th of April 2017

Tõnn´s Travels forum viewtopic.php?p=517174#p517174

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Tõnn didn´t cooperate with us and decided to breed on other nest. There was something he didn´t like during his only known visit to the nest

viewtopic.php?p=520155#p520155

viewtopic.php?p=520160#p520160

Breeding was succesful with one fledged eaglet.

Autumn migration 6th of October - ~17th of December 2017


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Tõnn´s Travels forum viewtopic.php?p=552908#p552908
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Post by juta » April 6th, 2017, 10:14 pm

Season 2018
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Post by juta » April 8th, 2017, 6:10 pm

Season 2018
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Post by Biker » April 8th, 2017, 6:59 pm

:hi: already green decorated!
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Post by Triin » April 8th, 2017, 7:46 pm

Installing the camera
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Post by juta » April 8th, 2017, 7:54 pm

Triin! Thank you. I know, it´s impossible to take such picture in another way. Great!
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Post by Jo UK » April 8th, 2017, 7:58 pm

Thank you, Juta.
I am looking forward to seeing Tonn, at home, in his own country at last.
He is a well-dressed, handsome young man.

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Post by Marfo » April 8th, 2017, 9:32 pm

I hope we have a great season! The sounds are interesting, that's a start.

Thanks all!

edit: I was confused by al the changes, I was listening to the LSE cam in Latvia... :unsure:

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Post by Lussi05 » April 8th, 2017, 10:57 pm

This is a very nice surprise, and it will be very exciting to watch. I cross my fingers for a successful season. And Tönn also visited Norway:-)
Thank you :wave:

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Post by Fleur » April 9th, 2017, 7:46 am

Good morning :hi:

I hope, really hope the nest will succesfull this season.
Like Lussi said, it will be very exciting to watch :whistling:

oh and Yes, the sounds are beautiful. :headroll:

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Post by Fleur » April 9th, 2017, 8:13 am

around 7:55 morning sounds

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Post by Rita » April 9th, 2017, 9:15 am

Thank you so much for giving us the possibility to observe this
exceptional bird. 8-)

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Post by Hagnat » April 9th, 2017, 9:48 am

Two buzzards are circling above the wood.

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Post by Fleur » April 9th, 2017, 9:57 am

9:51 sound two Buzzards

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Post by Fleur » April 9th, 2017, 9:58 am

9:56 sound .....maybe? :puzzled:


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Post by Jo UK » April 9th, 2017, 11:23 am

Fleur, thank you for your sound recordings. I enjoyed them :2thumbsup:

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Post by Bea » April 9th, 2017, 12:49 pm

I am not daydreaming, no? I can hear the *baah-määäähhh* of sheep in a distance :laugh:

12:47


Turn volume high to hear it
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Post by Liz01 » April 9th, 2017, 12:59 pm

Juta Thank you for opening this topic :loveshower:

I hope we can see a successful breeding :2thumbsup:

Here is the VLC Stream: rtmp://193.40.133.138/live/konnakotkas

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