Estonian white-tailed sea eagle nest camera 2018

Webcam Watching over White-tailed Eagles nest

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Re: Estonian white-tailed sea eagle nest camera 2018

Post by rebelde » May 30th, 2018, 6:11 pm

3.46 Sulev calls, Suvi goes to the right side branch and leaves 3.48
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3.54 eaglet is awake and active, nibbling wood, preening and looking around
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4.09 parent eagle flies by (I saw it but couldn't capture; my computer is slow)
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Post by EveningSun » May 30th, 2018, 6:13 pm

:hi: I have a small question :smile: Will this cute chick be named? Latvian little ones was named a long time ago.

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Post by rebelde » May 30th, 2018, 6:20 pm

4.18 Sulev arrives with a nice, fresh fish and starts feeding
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4.25 father and child get tangled by a piece of fish intestine; they struggle with it for a while :rotf: Image

4.28 feeding continues (Sulev had to work hard with the fish head in the beginning, so it's taking time)
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Post by rebelde » May 30th, 2018, 6:29 pm

4.30 flock of birds flies by the nest, the eaglet is watching
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4.40 feeding is over; Sulev digs the nestbowl and the eaglet looks around
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4.43 Suvi arrives with a headless fish
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Post by rebelde » May 30th, 2018, 6:46 pm

4.44 Sulev is on the left branch and Suvi is checking on the food stock
"I can guard them - trust me!", the little one seems to be saying :laugh:
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4.46 eaglet is guarding the food :nod:
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4.52 Suvi leaves


5.08 Sulev leaves
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Post by Hellem » May 30th, 2018, 6:47 pm

18:04 Sulev starts feeding
18:10 The fish is gone, Sulev swallows the fish tail and cleans his beak

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Post by Timea » May 30th, 2018, 7:00 pm

18.57:

Grabbing Mom's lower jaw/beak (but not aggressively)
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Post by rebelde » May 30th, 2018, 7:10 pm

Timea wrote:
May 30th, 2018, 7:00 pm
18.57:

Grabbing Mom's lower jaw/beak (but not aggressively)
:hi: Timea
It's growing fast and becoming sociable, which is lovely to watch. Thanks for the picture :2thumbsup:

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Post by Hellem » May 30th, 2018, 7:29 pm

18:53 Suvi is back with a spruce twig
18:55 Sulev flew away

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Post by rebelde » May 30th, 2018, 7:43 pm

They are moving more and more to the front, as if there was a balcony-like structure right under the camera. Or they are on the branch which we see, but below it there could be smaller branches which make it kind of safe for the little eaglet... :puzzled:

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Post by Liinuskainen » May 30th, 2018, 7:59 pm

EveningSun wrote:
May 30th, 2018, 6:13 pm
:hi: I have a small question :smile: Will this cute chick be named? Latvian little ones was named a long time ago.
I'm guessing that they are waiting for the ringing to find out if it is a he or she. Two years ago with Anna's and Uku's nest names for the the three eaglets were given only after the ringing.

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Post by Timea » May 30th, 2018, 8:16 pm

rebelde wrote:
May 30th, 2018, 7:10 pm
:hi: Timea
It's growing fast and becoming sociable, which is lovely to watch. Thanks for the picture :2thumbsup:
You're welcome. Right now it is helping with the nestorations :-)

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Post by Hellem » May 30th, 2018, 9:00 pm

20:56 Suvi jumped on the left branch out of cam view
20:59 The eaglet is doing wing exercises 8-)

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Post by Timea » May 30th, 2018, 9:03 pm

21.00:

So cute!
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Wing flapping while jumping up and down
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Post by Timea » May 30th, 2018, 9:40 pm

Good night, sleep tight :wave:

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Post by Hellem » May 30th, 2018, 11:02 pm

23:00 The eaglet is preening

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Post by Konrad » May 31st, 2018, 4:26 am

May 31
Good morning :hi:

3:56 Suvi brought new bed clothes to the nest. :thumbs: In other words, she brought some dry plant material and spread it in the nest. The eaglet lies on it now.

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Post by Konrad » May 31st, 2018, 5:25 am

We have spoken about the structure of the nest and some of us have understandably wondered, how stable this nest is. Let’s collect the information we have.

We know, that this is originally a natural nest, built by eagles.
We know, that Urmas attached some material to make the nest more stable.
We know, that the thick curved branch we see in the foreground and the Y-shaped branch in the background are bound together by Urmas.
We know, that there are at least two healthy branches of the nest tree under the nest, one of them under the middle point of the nest.
We know, that the branches added by Urmas rest on those healthy branches.
We know, that there is at least one healthy branch of the nest tree between the nest we see and the camera.
We know, that there is one thick and healthy branch rougly about 50 cm from that curved branch towards the cam.
We know, that the eagles have added different kinds of material to the space between the nest and the cam.

We do not know, how low exactly under the nest level the branches between that curved branch and the cam are.
We do not know, how hard material the eagles have added to that space between the nest and the cam.
We do not know, how much a hard rain after a long dry season would take down the soft material of the nest.

My humble opinion is, that there is no biological worry for the eagles in the nest. When the eaglet eats 100 grams of fresh fish, it gets about 75 grams of water into its body and no dehydration (drying out) can happen. The condition of the nest is more worrying. We all know, how easily very dry materials can be ground to powder between fingertips. The weather forecasts show no rain this week or the next one...

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Post by Maria&Xavier » May 31st, 2018, 9:50 am

08:35 a.m. good morning!
The eaglet and one parent were in the nest and suddenly the parent moves and goes to the branch on the left, out of the camera vision. Eaglet looks to the movement (are you going to leave now?) but relaxes when he sees the parent staying on the branch.What is the parent doing there? creates a shadow wide enough to cover the eaglet (from a closer distance to the eaglet, the shadow would be smaller). So the birds not only have a clear perception of where is the sun but also play with it.

I remember my father, psychologist, stating the animals obey only instinct, which was understood as pre-formed patterns. Clearly is not, they are creative and solve the needs. As us, but from a different mental and physical frame. Otherwise, how to survive in this voluble nature"

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Post by Marika » May 31st, 2018, 12:45 pm

12.43
Is there something wrong with eaglet´s right (left in the picture) leg? It looks swollen and "unnormal", or is it only because of the point of view?

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