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Lesser Spotted Eagles 2015

Posted: March 15th, 2015, 6:41 pm
by Felis silvestris
Last year we were not lucky and none of the known LSE pairs nested on one of the cam nests. This year we hope the cam is placed on the right site and the eagles will return in time for breeding. Reports from several tagged birds say all the same, they are for some reason held up in Africa.
The old Black Stork Nest called "Tooni" will not get a webcam this season. The camera system is presently used at the second buzzard nest.


Link to camera
JWstream: http://pontu.eenet.ee/player/konnakotkas.html
VLC / Android: rtsp://193.40.133.138/live/konnakotkas
iPhone/iPad: http://193.40.133.138/live/konnakotkas/playlist.m3u8



Please remember:
The birds and animals in front of the webcams are animals in the wild, in their natural struggle for survival. You have to be prepared for fight scenes with respective consequences! The operators of the cameras will not interfere. Should 2 chicks, the younger chick will not be taken out of the nest and set back later!

Re: Lesser Spotted Eagles 2015

Posted: March 15th, 2015, 6:41 pm
by Felis silvestris
A short history of the Konnakotkas nest and camera:

In 2008, the pair on this nest, now called Eha and Koit, did not produce eggs or young.
In 2009, Eha laid eggs on April 21 and April 25 and two chicks hatched. However, this species practices cainism, that is, if the older chick is doing well, the younger chick is not fed and does not survive. The older chick, called Spot, was banded and fledged from the nest. Spot was later found injured not far from the nest and was taken to a rehabilitation facility, where he was treated and ultimately released.
2010: "Our lesser spotted eagles didn't have success with their breeding this year"
2011: Eha and Koit started working on the nest but then moved to the new nest site and raised one chick successfully. Due to the change no camera witnessed it.
2012: The camera was moved to the new site. A "new Eha" and Koit had one egg on May 5 and the eaglet - "Kalev" hatched on June 13. On July 20 he got ringed and left the nest in August.
2013: Eha and Koit were already working on the nest when the camera started. Two eggs were laid, on May 3 and 7, two chicks hatched on June 11 and 15. Due to the species related behaviour called "cainism" (more information: viewtopic.php?f=53&t=590) only the older chick survived. It got the name Kai, was ringed (KY for Kai/Estonia and Matsalu 12614) on July 21.
Kai fledged on August 8
2014 we saw some short visits on the nest, but the eagles decided to use the old nest site once again.

Re: Lesser Spotted Eagles 2015

Posted: April 14th, 2015, 5:54 pm
by Felis silvestris
The camera has started while I was on my way home from work.

It looks like they chose the first nest site, which most probably was used last year.
Right now, judging from the migration maps, not only the Estonian one, and the reports, many LSE are still somewhere on the way or even still stuck in Africa. this could mean that many will be too late for starting to breed.

We will have to wait for what will happen, if "our" birds are coming home in time and if they take this nest or again switch again to the other one.

Keep all fingers crossed!

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Re: Lesser Spotted Eagles 2015

Posted: April 14th, 2015, 6:00 pm
by Bea
An LSE-cam :loveshower:

Hopefully they will return with high speed now and occupy this nest :2thumbsup:

Re: Lesser Spotted Eagles 2015

Posted: April 14th, 2015, 8:34 pm
by asteria
So it is the nest of Spot, not the nest of Kalev and it is not known which of two nests Koit and Eha will choose this year.

Re: Lesser Spotted Eagles 2015

Posted: April 14th, 2015, 8:53 pm
by Felis silvestris
No, the eaglemen can only take a guess. And yet it is not even sure that LSE will come back in time for breeding. We have to be aware of that!

Re: Lesser Spotted Eagles 2015

Posted: April 14th, 2015, 9:31 pm
by asteria
And that is where the problem is. Every year the cam operators have to choose the nest together with the eagle couple and that choice is not always the same.

Re: Lesser Spotted Eagles 2015

Posted: April 15th, 2015, 10:20 pm
by Lussi05
I have been waiting for the LSE camera - Thank you :loveshower:
This will be a very busy season, if we are lucky. It will be difficult to follow all cams all the time, it will be a difficult choice :help:

Re: Lesser Spotted Eagles 2015

Posted: April 16th, 2015, 10:58 am
by Passion

Re: Lesser Spotted Eagles 2015

Posted: April 16th, 2015, 11:00 am
by Passion

Re: Lesser Spotted Eagles 2015

Posted: April 16th, 2015, 12:02 pm
by Shanta
:loveshower:

An LSE is back! Thank you Passion for pics!

Last year same date he came back. So was watching early in the morning, but all in nest was like before ... and now missed him :faint:
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Re: Lesser Spotted Eagles 2015

Posted: April 16th, 2015, 12:38 pm
by Lussi05
Wow, what a beautiful sight :love shower:

Thank you for pictures and video, Passion and Bea :wave:

Re: Lesser Spotted Eagles 2015

Posted: April 16th, 2015, 2:16 pm
by Bea
And just because we love their sound so much :D



LSE came in with a dry twig in its beak!

Re: Lesser Spotted Eagles 2015

Posted: April 16th, 2015, 3:01 pm
by Michi
Oh, an LSE is back! Welcome home after the long journey! :loveshower:
Thank you for the pictures, Passion!
Hopefully they like this place and stay here for breeding. :2thumbsup:

Re: Lesser Spotted Eagles 2015

Posted: April 16th, 2015, 3:23 pm
by Felis silvestris
Just this moment I was telling a friend that the LSE are still stuck on their way and then I see the pictures here :shake:
That made my day, as bad and stupid as it was until now!

:bow:

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Re: Lesser Spotted Eagles 2015

Posted: April 17th, 2015, 4:39 pm
by Bea
17. April

16:38 - LSE calls
16:40 - again

Re: Lesser Spotted Eagles 2015

Posted: April 17th, 2015, 7:00 pm
by Liz01
after that I've been looking forward for months :headroll:
thank you :bow:
I very much hope that this year all goes well :2thumbsup:

Re: Lesser Spotted Eagles 2015

Posted: April 18th, 2015, 7:45 pm
by Shanta
18. April

06:20 Beautiful sunrise
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17:41 Squirrel
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Have not seen an LSE, perhaps missed

Re: Lesser Spotted Eagles 2015

Posted: April 18th, 2015, 8:16 pm
by Fleur
Lussi05 wrote:I have been waiting for the LSE camera - Thank you :loveshower:
This will be a very busy season, if we are lucky. It will be difficult to follow all cams all the time, it will be a difficult choice :help:

Yes !!
But I am glad the cam is back :thumbs:

Re: Lesser Spotted Eagles 2015

Posted: April 19th, 2015, 12:08 pm
by Bea
19. April

12:07 - LSE calls
12:09 - again, and not far away
12:16 - again