Saaristomeri Archipelago Osprey cam - 2010

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Re: Saaristomeri Archipelago Osprey cam - 2010

Post by ame » April 17th, 2010, 5:31 pm

Jo UK wrote:Ame, I read somewhere that eagles, storks start their reproduction phase by mingling body fluids when the cloaca come into contact, so not much time is needed.
yes, and neither is a penis required. except for water birds, at least some of them, which mate afloat. i guess that is a more tricky process so it requires a firmer 'docking', a more stable grip. :nod:

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Post by Ploughboy » April 18th, 2010, 2:24 pm

Seili Osprey Cam, Ice break-up 18th April, 2010.

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Post by ame » April 18th, 2010, 4:13 pm

thank you Ploughboy for that viDeo! :loveshower:
i haD a look there in the morning anD there was ice all over, anD another look at about half past 11 anD there was a crack across the straight. then i went into the garDen to prune apple trees anD when i got back the ice was practically all gone. anD i haDn't taken a single picture! :banghead:
it's so gooD that you were there taking pictures! :bow:
it's been a lovely sunshine all Day but the winD has been very colD...

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Post by ame » April 18th, 2010, 4:26 pm

i'll post here some pictures i took yesterDay, just for comparison's sake. these three were taken at about 1 pm.
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neither of them has rings.
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... anD then again, only two minutes after! :D
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Post by ame » April 18th, 2010, 4:33 pm

anD again, 22 minutes later!
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then a bit later, at 13.55 a fly-by.
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Post by ame » April 18th, 2010, 4:35 pm

anD here are some pictures i took in the evening. coming to the nest at 19.39:
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at 20.19 they mate again.
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Post by ame » April 18th, 2010, 4:37 pm

then the other brings in an evening snack. :laugh:
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Post by ame » April 18th, 2010, 4:47 pm

here are the two pictures i've taken toDay so far. this was taken at 12.58 when i came from the garDen anD noticeD that the ice haD gone. well not quite all. it seems to be ice on the left shore in the back there. it's the shore which is sheltereD from the winD toDay.
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here at 15.51 the ice is still there.
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Post by ame » April 18th, 2010, 4:57 pm

some quite fresh pictures. at 16.49 a mating.
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anD here the other one flies away ( the groom?)
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then it took some time for me before i realizeD that the birD who remaineD in the nest was eating a fish! :D
i just Don't know how it got it..? :puzzled:
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Post by NancyM » April 19th, 2010, 7:34 am

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Post by ame » April 19th, 2010, 5:13 pm

i've taken some pictures During the Day anD i'll post them later....
great pictures Bociany! :thumbs: the air is like crystal there in the morning when it's clear (there are misty mornings, too!)
here are my early morning pictures, first at 7.30:
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at 7.36:
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at 7.37:
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Post by ame » April 19th, 2010, 5:16 pm

at 16.40 there was a thirD osprey, too, trying to invaDe the nest, but i was too slow to capture a picture. two birDs were in the nest anD the claws of the thirD one were in the upper rim of the picture.
then for a while the two were looking up anD arounD, so i guess that the thirD one was circling arounD.

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Post by ame » April 19th, 2010, 5:18 pm

it's a shame that this camera has no sounD. i think the two were screaming to the thirD...
the the other took off anD the remaining osprey kept on looking up anD arounD...

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Post by ame » April 19th, 2010, 5:23 pm

then a crow came to pay a visit to the remaining osprey! what nerve! :rant:
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(then the stupiD picture got stuck for a long time... my transmission has been sticky toDay; the eagle cam is jamming all the time anD my mouse buttons are jamming anD even the return-button is lazy: i really have to hit it HARD! to make it work.... :bash: MonDays...)

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Post by ame » April 19th, 2010, 9:36 pm

here are some pictures from today. first one taken at 12.10:
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at 12.56:
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all the ice has practically gone.. :shake:
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Post by ame » April 19th, 2010, 9:37 pm

a mating at 12.56. has the male a ring in his ankle??? :puzzled:
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Post by ame » April 19th, 2010, 9:40 pm

then the next mating at 13.09. they seem to do it in bursts: several matings in a row and then a longer pause in between the bursts. (i wish i had time to follow it more precisely...)
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Post by ame » April 19th, 2010, 9:41 pm

and two hours later (i wasn't watching all the time)
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Post by ame » April 19th, 2010, 9:44 pm

then in the evening they seemed to be spending their time together in the nest together. :shake:
at 18.45
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at 20.17
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at 20.37
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at 21.06
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Post by ame » April 19th, 2010, 9:46 pm

there's still a lonely osprey sitting at the nest:
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good night! :wave:

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