Black Stork Nest in Karula 2020

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Hello HelenL44 :hi:

Something was written about the camera somewhere a few years ago. There are photos from the installation of the camera. http://www.talgud.ee/lugu/must-toonekure
But I don't know if it's the same model now when the nest was moved. Bird watching cameras have a really small lens and small surface to minimize possible reflection.

No, dear Karl II spends more time in the corner and we don't see what he's actually doing. It is the place where Urmas comes to the nest, there is the tree trunk.

July 19th

Good Morning!

The camera had no transmission from yesterday evening until morning. Camera was on at around 4 o'clock in the morning.

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Swenja wrote: July 19th, 2020, 9:05 am
Something was written about the camera somewhere a few years ago. There are photos from the installation of the camera. http://www.talgud.ee/lugu/must-toonekure
But I don't know if it's the same model now when the nest was moved. Bird watching cameras have a really small lens and small surface to minimize possible reflection.
Thank you, Swenja, for the site of photos. that looks like the old nest before they rebuilt it nearby. The camera lens is, indeed, tiny. I had wondered because the eagle nest I watched in Washington D.C. (a wild nest located within the Smithsonian lands) has a large circular lens in 3D so it looks the size of a soccer ball. But maybe that is actually the infrared sensor so the nest can be observed at night without disturbing the birds.
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I had wondered because the eagle nest I watched in Washington D.C. (a wild nest located within the Smithsonian lands) has a large circular lens in 3D so it looks the size of a soccer ball.
There are anti-reflective lens filters for these models. It's hard to say if you don't know exactly. But I think many birds would do crazy things in front of the "mirror picture" or would not come back? If birds react normally, there is no problem with reflection?
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Swenja wrote: July 19th, 2020, 10:45 am HelenL44

There are anti-reflective lens filters for these models. It's hard to say if you don't know exactly. But I think many birds would do crazy things in front of the "mirror picture" or would not come back? If birds react normally, there is no problem with reflection?
Hi Swenja,
The one I am remembering in the U.S. is many feet above the nest and has a black surface all over its globe shape. It provides the second camera view--straight down into the nest--and also the infrared for night viewing. I appreciate the information that you have. Yes, the birds would go nuts! So often I feel as if the birds are looking right at us; I'm curious what they actually look at. :hi:
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12:03 Crested tit 8-)

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12:40:10 Karl II comes home and sings. :D

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He is resting. :sleeping:
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12:46:34 Wow, Karl II sings. :shock: Visit?

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No visit there. :rolleyes:

He is resting and preening and then resting and... :laugh:

13:46 For a moment it looked like Karl II wanted to work on the nest.
But he wasn't working on the nest today.

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He looks around and often looks at the sky.

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13:57:09 Karl II flies away to left.

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Little birds besiege the nest. :laugh:

16:41 Greenfinch?
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16:42 8-) Woodpecker
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Crested tits also flew around.
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July 20th

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:shock: Owls (Tawny Owl)

07:34:50 first an owl

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07:39 then two owls :laugh: They hunt for Karls II feathers, which they whirl up in the nest.

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07:47:54 The owls climb out of the nest.

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Greetings all :hi:

They looked rather young, such cute visitors :D

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What kind of owl is that? I think it is a tawny owl, but I also like to mix it up. :rolleyes:

Is an expert here for owls?


edit: Eagle Club Estonia found that they are young Ural owls.
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10:07:57 Karl II is here. :D He sings only briefly.

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He is resting and preening.

10:31 little nestwork. Karl II loosens up the nesting material.

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10:57:15 Karl II flies away to left.

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Swenja wrote: July 20th, 2020, 8:12 am July 20th
Owls (Tawny Owl)
07:34:50 first an owl
07:39 then two owls They hunt for Karls II feathers, which they whirl up in the nest.
07:47:54 The owls climb out of the nest.

thank you Swenja for the adorable video of the two owls. They must be newly-fledged because they were like kids who found a new, exciting playground. While I was watching I was writing conversations between them in my mind. It could be so funny. And their talk back and forth was cute, too. Jumping all around and talking to each other.
"Hey, brother, look what I found! Come over here."
"I'm busy."
"Come on. You'll like it."
"Just a minute."
"There's a lot of fun things to do here.".....
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Swenja wrote: July 20th, 2020, 8:12 am Good Morning!

:shock: Owls (Tawny Owl)
Why do you think they are Tawny owls? What about long tail and small head. I think they are Ural owlets.
(But I am not sure, just asking if you are sure about your determination.)
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Hello Lubaska :hi:

I'm just not sure, so I asked here.
Swenja wrote: July 20th, 2020, 9:51 am What kind of owl is that? I think it is a tawny owl, but I also like to mix it up. :rolleyes:

Is an expert here for owls?
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Hello, everyone :wave:

Swenja, Crissy, Helen many thanks. :thumbs:

WOW!! These owlets are really adorable. :loveshower:
Well spotted, Swenja! Thank you.
I made some extra pics. :D

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