Goshawk nest in Riga 2020

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November 11th
10:17 The nest was visited by a young Goshawk
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Played with sticks and flew away

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It stays calm ... very calm for the presence of a hawk.

10:18 on
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:rolleyes:
None of the nicest pictures but look at the breast ... it has to be a female. Or?


Still no riot. It could mean that this youngster here is not (yet) a hunter.

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10:19 But crows don't sound the alarm. Only when the hawk changes its position inside the tree at 10:23 am a crow becomes very angry and flies directly to the nest tree. The hawk is now sitting invisibly behind the trunk.
10:23 higher
10:24 a sour blackbird and both leave the nest tree.

Maybe it's too early, but I'm afraid Boka and Luijs won't be breeding here next season. I run the camera whenever I'm at home and don't sleep. Nothing could be heard. Well, they would have driven that hawk away if it had been their next breeding ground.
If they were still there .... . :unsure:

But of course I'll be happy about good news and surprises. 8-)
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Lena, I was lost in my contribution. Sorry. :rolleyes:
Thank you for your report !! Please continue! :2thumbsup:
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The hawk sits in position, a little later in the relevant situation only a little higher.

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10:24:28 The hawk comes out of the tree.
10:24:31 Follow a bird in the tree on the left like 10:24:34 a bird on the right in the tree.

At least 10:24:34 not a little bird.

Can someone interpret it?
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14th November

The wait for the nest owners continues ... . :rolleyes:
In the meantime, visitors can still be seen.

10:22
A carrion crow (Corvus corone)

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:hi:

Polly, this visitor is hooded crow (Corvus cornix), not carrion crow :nod:
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Carrion_c ... Europe.jpg
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Oh @Hellem, thanks for the correction. It's great when someone participates. :2thumbsup:

There are few entries for this crow on the Internet. I wanted to google it. Oh well ... .
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15th of November

We have had many sweet visitors in the last few weeks ... from redstart to robin ... titmouse, sparrow and of course blackbirds and jay.
I will not document every visitor even if they often put a smile on my face. :innocent: I'm waiting for hawks. Today there was a cozy visitor from the thrush family (@Hellem, right?).
Completely relaxed and remained fluffed up on the parent branch until 16:19.

16:11
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16:15
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16:25
Of course ... . :D

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My guess grows every day - our hawks change the nursery. It would be a shame, but that's how they do it.
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November 29th

After a long time finally a sign.

11:21:44 Adult call
11:28:43 Adult call
To hear the beat of wings.

11:29:37 Almost simultaneously the call of a juvenile, an adult and a raven.
11:29:40 Juvenile
11:29:42 Adult call
11:29:42 Hearing a call from a juvenile hawk (possibly even from two) until 11:30:41
correct: Now I think it was just a juvenile. Not two. He just called out in many voices.



11:29:47 Adult call
11:31:11/30 Juvenile

Echo of Ravens :D

11:32:17 A great tit visits the nest...unimpressed. :innocent:

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11:33:38 Juvenile
11:34:22 Juvenile
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Oh my God ...

15:54:20 Luijs brings a present !!!! :loveshower: :loveshower: :loveshower:

This means that there is hope for a next season in this nest tree. I will now wind down this moment a bit and enjoy it. And possibly correct whether it was Luijs or Boka.
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15:54:20
An adult hawk brings prey.
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15:54:24
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15:54:51
My impulse to think it's Luijs. The back of the head is strongly marked. Bokas was a little paler.
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15:55:34 The hawk leaves the nest.

I miss my chest a little. I'm totally unsure whether it was Boka or Luijs.

Let's find out! :2thumbsup:

I'm very happy to see one of our hawks right now. :innocent:



correct: Boka. :whistling: But very compact and a lot of light plumage.
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16:36:37

What the hell was that? An owl? :dunno:
(Tawny owl :innocent: )



All today. :slap: :headroll:
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30th of November

The prey is still in the nest.
It seems that there was the first soft snow overnight ... . :innocent:
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08:32:52 An adult lands in the nest tree from the left. He hides in front of the camera for a moment.

08:33:08 He jumps into the nest .. Look, pull out the prey and keep looking around. Then he stands on it for a while.

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08:34:55 The hawk flies away with the prey in the direction of the groups of trees.

I'm still not sure if it was Boka or Luijs. Definitely the same hawk as yesterday. :nod:
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December 1st


I don't expect much activity in the near future either. Still, of course, the camera is always on whenever I'm at home.
Well today there were a multitude of excited moments ... excited birds. Be it crows, seagulls but nothing that I personally would inevitably associate with our hawks. There is only one note on my note:

12:41:30 Juvenile
12:41:37 Adult call
12:41:48 a jay has noticed the hawks and warns of them.

Jay are excellent alarm systems. Similar to crows. :nod:

I read something again and it seems that the Terzel (German) (the male) always brings the prey -> the present to the nest. (in the beginning courtship season). I actually know, but this hawk looked so compact that I thought it was Boka.
Boka did not show up. I hope she's okay. :rolleyes:

It irritates me to hear a juvenile. Still. Does somebody has any idea? They should have left their parents' territory. Hmm ... :puzzled:
For a moment I thought, Boka is actually bringing food into the nest. (the calls sounded like begging calls) But could it also be a young applicant?

Sorry for the many question marks. It's my first winter with the hawks. I hope I will know more soon.

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December 2nd

11:28:37 - 42 adult calls
11:29:15 -23 The hawk's calls are now louder and more defensive.
Ravens can be heard.
11:35 - 11:40 The carrion crows are also very loud and active here. You see them flying and it acts like defense or chase away.
11:45 am Still no relaxation under the carrion crows. The hawk may still be there.
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Polly :hi:
It's not a courtship yet. It starts in February next year.
above all, it is not certain that they will use this nest again. Goshawk tends to change nest after brood.
Juvenile leave their parents' territory, but are always close by.

BTW: outside of the breeding season they do not call!
you may hear a sparrowhawk.
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Liz, thanks for your feedback. :hi:
Liz
above all, it is not certain that they will use this nest again. Goshawk tends to change nest after brood.
Yes Liz, I know that. If you read this thread completely, you will not have read this insight from me just once.
Polly
My guess grows every day - our hawks change the nursery. It would be a shame, but that's how they do it.
But it is not a must. In the literature you can read that clumps from the previous year are simply improved and continued to be used.
It's not a courtship yet. It starts in February next year.
Active - yes.
Under favorable climatic conditions, the courtship begins beforehand. There is talk of late winter. But also starting from November one can read in the literature. Well, it's too much of a hassle for me to talk about our changed climate. As you write in the chat, you miss the snow in Germany. Yes Liz ... what we have are no longer the usual winters. So why shouldn't our native birds notice this and be confused? I'm not saying I think that's a good thing. But we should consider all sorts of things. No stereotyping.
Polly wrote: November 29th, 2020, 4:03 pm

Oh my God ...

15:54:20 Luijs brings a present !!!!

This means that there is hope for a next season in this nest tree. I will now wind down this moment a bit and enjoy it. And possibly correct whether it was Luijs or Boka.
How do you explain that to yourself? :help:
Even if hawks prefer a different nest, they remain loyal to each other and to the territory. So I assume it was one of our hawks. Wouldn't a stranger have been expelled? (from the territory in which the perhaps several nests of our hawks are) The Terzel brings the present for the female into the nest. Correctly? Luijs does it. So the wooing and strengthening of the partnership seems to be getting underway. Or?

Why else would he do that?

Okay, possibly to see which nest their Boka prefers. :innocent:
Blue tits start looking for the perfect nesting place in autumn. The males lure the females to what they consider to be the most beautiful options, but the female decides. :mrgreen:
BTW: outside of the breeding season they do not call!
you may hear a sparrowhawk.
Sorry, actually I'm sure. A third opinion would be good.

To me the call sounds powerful and defined. A sparrowhawk sounds faster and flatter, doesn't it, even if the sounds are similar? :faint:
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12:34 :D A magpie shudders through the nest tree. Pretty defiant the little one. 8-)

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Ps: A nest of magpies would be very interesting to watch. It would be exciting to see what they actually bring into their nests. They are terrible nest robbers ... like hawks and squirrels too ... like many others. But magpies are fascinating nonetheless. :nod:
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Polly wrote: December 2nd, 2020, 5:36 pm ...
Ps: A nest of magpies would be very interesting to watch. It would be exciting to see what they actually bring into their nests. They are terrible nest robbers ... like hawks and squirrels too ... like many others. But magpies are fascinating nonetheless. :nod:
:hi: Polly

* My * magpies are not predators ... I almost feel sorry for them how laboriously they tear off the branches from the bushes and trees around here .... and they look for the branches very carefully on the ground. They take a short break (they fly from one branch to the other) the branches are sometimes quite large. And ... the magpies are fascinating ... I really like them :rolleyes:
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