Latvian Golden Eagle Nest

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Latvian Golden Eagle Nest

Post by Jo UK » March 23rd, 2020, 10:16 pm

Link to nest webcam
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mW5quD6bB2c


Golden eagle (Aquila chrysaetos)

Virsis, a Golden Eagle male, and Spilve, a newly-mature female, breed in their artificial nest, which was installed in 2010. Most recently the eagles successfully breed here in 2016. The nest is located in a bog on an island managed by the Latvian State Forests. (There is no information about the exact location)

JW player http://tiesraides.lvm.lv/stream/38?utm_medium=kamera_1
LVM Channel (Latvian State Forests) https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC8M9n- ... 5xsKhWZk9w
VLC /Android http://stream.ls.lv/mazerg1/mp4:mazerg1 ... ylist.m3u8

SIGNIFICANT EVENTS
First egg was laid March 28.
Second egg was laid April 1.

First Chick Hatched Sunday May 10, 2020/

Incubation period is said to be from 41 to 45 days. It is possible that both chicks will fledge. It has happened in 8% of cases where nests have two eggs. So it is rare, but it can happen.

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Post by Jo UK » March 23rd, 2020, 10:18 pm

Marfo has provided the following information. Many thanks, Marfo!


Spilve, female, with dark eyes on the left and Virsis, male.
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This is an artificial nest built by Uģis Bergmanis and is located on an island in the middle of an untouched bog in Latvia in 2010. The nest is regularly inhabited, and in 2016, a golden eagle was born there. The male Virsis has been keeping and building this nest for years. The last three years several females visited the nest but no eagles were raised. Last year a female (Spilve) appeared regularly but she was too young to breed. This year she is mature and hopefully the pair will breed.

Uģis Bergmanis is biologist and owner of a wild bird rehabilitation station. He is also a researcher of small eagles in Latvia and Europe.

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Post by Jo UK » March 23rd, 2020, 10:19 pm

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Post by guest » March 23rd, 2020, 11:42 pm

:hi:

thanks,Jo UK!
18.49 flies to the nest:
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Spilve stays in the nest overnight,be an egg soon :headroll:
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Post by Marfo » March 24th, 2020, 9:52 am

March 24

Good morning in this brand new forum :wave:

No egg yet. But there is hope..

7:47 mating! :shake:
First chick in the Latvian Golden Eagle nest hatched May 10, died July 1.

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Post by Tatyana » March 24th, 2020, 3:27 pm

Hello everybody! :hi:
15:22 Virsis flew into the nest, looks up, protects the nest!

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15:29 He flew to the left.

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Post by Marfo » March 24th, 2020, 3:28 pm

15:22 Virsis lands on the nest calling loud and waving his wings. Is there a strange bird around?

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First chick in the Latvian Golden Eagle nest hatched May 10, died July 1.

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Post by Biker » March 24th, 2020, 8:07 pm

:hi:
Spilve in the early morning in the nest - completely unspectacular, without egg and without mating - but wonderful morning voices and noises.
someone flies around Spilve and lands in the tree. Black grouse and cranes can also be heard.
almost forgotten: at the beginning of the video, 15:15:51 to hear: an eagle chases geese.

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Post by Marfo » March 25th, 2020, 1:06 am

Biker wrote:
March 24th, 2020, 8:07 pm
:hi:
Spilve in the early morning in the nest [...]
Nice video Biker :thumbs:
It is the same atmosphere and sounds she was accompanied with te previous evening when she went to :sleeping:
First chick in the Latvian Golden Eagle nest hatched May 10, died July 1.

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Post by Biker » March 25th, 2020, 1:48 am

with pleasure!
currently i don't watch much live streams- this morning it was wonderful with Spilve in her nest - but I like reading the reports from all of you.
Many thanks :wave:

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Post by Tatyana » March 25th, 2020, 8:12 am

Good morning everybody! :hi:

Unfortunately, Biker :hi: , I can’t see the video on Streamable, but I know how beautiful they are! So I took a few Virsis shots this morning.

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Post by Marfo » March 25th, 2020, 11:38 am

Good morning,

Virsis came at 6:46 and stayed a long time standing and looking attentively at something very interesting happening below the nest. Now and then there was a sound of branches breaking. Later he was just staring.
He flew away at 8:30, he didn't lie down once.

Meanwhile grouse were heard, starlings, a buzzard and a heavy vehicle or old airplane.

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Post by Marfo » March 25th, 2020, 11:54 am

10:15 Virsis flew in. He laid down and flew away again at 10:20

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Post by Marfo » March 25th, 2020, 11:55 am

11:53 Virsis came in, calling
And Spilve too!
Virsis left again and Spilve laid down.

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Post by Marfo » March 25th, 2020, 12:32 pm

12:03 Virsis flew in with a branch.
He took Spilve's place and she went to the branch.
So no egg for now...



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Post by Marfo » March 26th, 2020, 10:49 am

March 26

7:05 Spilve comes to the nest and lies down.

Crows cirkel the nest, Spilve calls.

7:26 She goes to the branch next to the camera.
7:28 she flies away and Virsis flies in.
He settles down as usual.
8:21 he calls and leaves

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Post by Marfo » March 26th, 2020, 11:05 am

8:37 Spilve flies in
Virsis calls in the distance.
8:40 Virsis comes with a branch

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Post by Marfo » March 26th, 2020, 11:08 am

8:41 Spilve goes to the branch
Virsis lies down
8:44 Spilve away
8:55 Virsis gone as well
8:56 Mating sounds


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Post by Marfo » March 26th, 2020, 11:24 am

9:26 Virsis comes 'stumbling in' with a branch that is very long. :laugh:
When he lands it looks as if he is pierced by it.. Its is stuck between his wings and his tail. He struggles to free himself.

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