i was very disappointed to read a negative comment after we received such wonderful news about Anna and Uku and their new family. it's great to hear that they are successfully bringing up new chicks, albeit not on the platform which Urmas and his co-workers set up to replace their fallen nest. Anna and Uku are strong young eagles and can build a new nest each year. this year they chose another tree.
the fact that the camera broke down is another thing. making technique working in natural environment is not any straightforward business. first of all the camera could not have been moved to the new nest tree even if the new nest had been found before the eaglemen built the platform nest in the old tree. at that time there was no new nest where to put the camera, only the old tree was known. secondly the camera cannot be repaired or moved when breeding has started, no matter where the nest is.
watching these nest cameras is not like going to cinema or turning on the TV set. in cinema one buys a ticket and gets to see a film. on TV there's always some program. with a nest camera all is different. watching a nest camera gives an opportunity to see nest life of birds if
one is lucky and if
everything goes well, but it is not
guaranteed. last year we were lucky to see three strong eaglets growing up. this year we weren't lucky enough to get the opportunity to watch even an empty nest like on many other cameras in many seasons.
i want to give my thanks to Renno and Triin for bringing us these news.