Short-toed Snake Eagle webcam in Israel

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Re: Short-toed Snake Eagle webcam in Israel

Post by Bea » May 11th, 2019, 2:40 pm

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11. May

13:04
Female returns with a small lizard and starts feeding

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Post by Bea » May 11th, 2019, 2:43 pm

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Male delivers a big lizard, female is delighted about that

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Post by Bea » May 13th, 2019, 12:19 pm

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13. May

11:47
Fresh snake for the nest
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Post by Bea » May 13th, 2019, 8:46 pm

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18:55
Female was still feeding the little one when the male arrived with the next snake, he came from behind and she was surprised with his appearance. She continued feeding with the fresh snake.

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Post by Bea » May 13th, 2019, 8:49 pm

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Next snake arrives, it was in the male´s crop, only the last end of the snake was hanging out of his beak. Female pulled the snake out of his crop and ate it herself a bit later.

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Post by Bea » May 15th, 2019, 2:44 pm

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15. May

13:06
Again a very looong snake is delivered, male transports it in his crop and then the female pulls it out on the nest. Fascinating.
This time it is not one of these greenish snakes, it is a more brownish one.

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Post by Bea » May 15th, 2019, 2:49 pm

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Feeding didn´t start immediately. The little one has always a smudgy beak while and after feeding .... these snakes seem to be rather juicy food :rolleyes:

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During the day the parents have to provide shadow for the little one, I suppose the temperatures there are pretty high.
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Post by Bea » May 22nd, 2019, 8:02 pm

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22. May

18:50
Eaglet is growing well - no food competitor and no lack of food :thumbs:
Its crop is still looking like a tennis ball when it gets new food.

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Post by Bea » May 26th, 2019, 10:09 pm

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26. May

17:22
A snake is delivered and the eaglet gets a snake-decoration :D

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Post by Bea » May 26th, 2019, 10:14 pm

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17:31
Feeding starts and eaglet thinks it is already big enough to swallow the whole snake in one go :D
Mom can convince it to still wait a bit with something like that and continues feeding it with smaller morsels :rolleyes:

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Post by Bea » May 27th, 2019, 8:30 pm

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27. May

19:22
This snake didn´t want to accept its fate and fastened her tail with a knot to one of the branches :D
Female had to work for a while to get it loose. She decided to eat this snake herself and that such a stubborn snake was not the right food for her eaglet :mrgreen:

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Post by Bea » May 28th, 2019, 11:55 am

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28. May

10:46
Snake still wriggles a bit
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