Estonian Tawny Owl Webcam 2014

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Re: Estonian Tawny Owl Webcam 2014

Post by maupa » May 22nd, 2014, 2:54 am

well I can bet my money that we will see eachother on ospreys or bear forums, hope next year there will be more food and we can see 4 owls flying out...

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Post by Yoko » May 22nd, 2014, 9:54 am

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Thank you. I'm glad: you like this photo with your names. I think I have not forgotten any person. All have posted on this subject. I am also happy to be on THIS forum. I do not speak much English, but I use "google translation". In France, I have not found any forum of fans of webcams birds. So I am VERY happy to discuss with you of this magical world: birds family in spring. I am so marveled to see them do the best for their offspring. This is a good lesson in life . See you on the other topics on the forum I love: LOODUSKALENDER and the fans ! :gathering:
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Post by Abigyl » May 22nd, 2014, 9:56 am

Good Morning to all of you and some news from our little :chick: !

Last night around 01:15 (Cam Time), I touched automatically the cam's icon on my phone, and heard a chick calling for food for a long minute. Then, another voice joined him for 2-3 short calls.

Voices sounded very good and not far from the nest.

Sounds like at least 2 of them are together and well.

Have a nice day :wave:

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Post by Niniel » May 22nd, 2014, 4:37 pm

:loveshower:

Thank you! I listen into the stream once in a while myself, but did not hear the chicks calling in the last couple of days.

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Post by Mutikluti » May 23rd, 2014, 9:26 am

Good morning! :wave:

A big surprise for you: Renno met our little friends Eike, Inno and Alli yesterday and he asked me to forward those pictures in forum... :headroll: :loveshower:
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Post by alice44 » May 23rd, 2014, 9:29 am

whooo hooo

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Thank you Renno, Thank you Mutikluti

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Post by Niniel » May 23rd, 2014, 9:38 am

Oooh, what a lovely surprise in the morning. Thank you very much for the pictures. :2thumbsup:

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Post by Danielle » May 23rd, 2014, 10:13 am

Thank you, thank you, thank you, for those beautiful pictures!! :loveshower:
You made my day! :faint:

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Post by Bea » May 23rd, 2014, 10:25 am

Many thanks for these pics of our little ones :loveshower: To Renno for taking pics and to Mutikluti for placing them here :loveshower:

It looks as if all is going its right way with them - sitting in the tree as branchlings .... and no longer as rooflings :laugh:
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Post by Niniel » May 23rd, 2014, 10:42 am

What kind of tree is that? A pear tree?

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Post by Bea » May 23rd, 2014, 10:53 am

No, no fruit tree .... there are blossoms visible in the second pic, they don´t fit to a pear tree, also not shape of leaves.

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Hmmmm ..... maybe a Bird Cherry? :puzzled:
http://www.loodusemees.ee/en/galleries/ ... 10508aa016
http://www.loodusemees.ee/en/picture-li ... 00519aa092
http://www.loodusemees.ee/en/picture-li ... 90511aa018
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Post by Niniel » May 23rd, 2014, 12:16 pm

Hm, there's really too little you can see of the tree. The bark visible on the camera looks like Ash (Fraxinus excelsior), but the flowers are definitely not Ash flowers. (And it's by no means sure that the picture was made on the tree that is visible on the camera.)

This winter image from the 2013 topic doesn't help much either:
http://i91.photobucket.com/albums/k311/ ... nyowl3.png
Hm, is that a single tree with three stems, or three trees close together?

Is this the same tree?
http://up.picr.de/14649108yo.jpg
The branches on the left of the image look like the nest tree's. :puzzled:

Oh, the nest tree is an Oak:
http://up.picr.de/17561626oc.jpg
But that's not where they sit on the pictures.

Edit: The whole point in identifying the tree is to get an estimate of the owlet's size by comparing it to the leaves visible on the image.

Edit 2: Just realized that the leaves and the flowers on the image probably belong to a different tree than the braches where the owlets sit. The branches with the leaves are smooth and come from the forground of the picture. Does the tree with the rouch bark have leaves at all?

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Post by Britta » May 23rd, 2014, 12:21 pm

great surprise :loveshower:

thank you for the pics renno!

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Post by asteria » May 23rd, 2014, 2:09 pm

It's nice to see them again. :2thumbsup: (But I would like night pics when they are not sleeping)

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Post by Abigyl » May 23rd, 2014, 2:58 pm

Many thanks to Renno and Mutikluti for the wonderful pics and update.

They look so clean and nice and much more grown-up.
It's a real surprise to meet them again here.

This morning at approx 07:30 (cam time) they were singing "Maggy's Happy Song". It's nice to hear and see them happy.

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Post by gisela » May 23rd, 2014, 3:29 pm

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What a wonderful day!!!! Thank you for the pictures, Renno and Mutikluti :wave:

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Post by PINKELUZA » May 23rd, 2014, 5:48 pm

:loveshower: :loveshower:

Thank you for the beautyfull pictures, Renno and Multikluti !!

Our owlets are happy on their perching places and I am very glad for them.
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Post by maupa » May 23rd, 2014, 6:19 pm

thank you so much! :bow: :bow: :bow:

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Post by aita » May 24th, 2014, 2:45 am

Niniel wrote:What kind of tree is that? A pear tree?
old prunus padus
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Prunus_padus

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Post by Niniel » May 24th, 2014, 10:39 pm

Oh, yes, it looks indeed like Prunus padus, if you look at the right images:

http://www.baumportal.de/ger/Traubenkirsche_Bilder.htm
http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-49PVmShlxa8/T ... y-bark.JPG
http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-WNwlKw4XUx0/U ... ry+13.jpeg

So, the "A-Z Encyclopedia of garden plants" by the Royal Horticultural society writes about Pronus padus:

"Elliptic, dark green leaves, to 10 cm (4 in) long ..."
"Pendent racemens, to 15 cm (6 in) long, ..."
"... flowers, to 1,5 cm (1/2 in) across ..."

The longest visible leaf is 2cm long on my screen. The leaf may be pointing downwards by 60° from the horizontal. I.e. it would actually be about 2.31 cm long on the image if it pointed straight dow. Maybe add 10% because the leaf is curved, --> length ~ 2.54 cm.

So, an estimated upper bound for the height of the owlet is

(maximum lenght of leaf) * (owlets hight on image) / 2.54 cm
= 10 cm * 10 cm / 2.54 cm
= 39.36 cm

I.e. the owlet is probably not taller than 40 cm (surprise, surprise). With a similar calculation, assuming that the leaf is not shorter than 4 cm, the owlet is probably at least 15,75 cm tall. (Head to tip of tail). The estimates from head to talons (8.5 cm on image) are 13.38 to 33.46 cm.

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