White Tailed Sea Eagles in Norway

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Post by Jo UK » August 13th, 2009, 12:45 am

Nest in cliff. Old, look at the"burning" of vegetation under the nest.
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Nest in birch
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Immature birds at nest site Røst. Lofoten
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Post by Jo UK » August 13th, 2009, 12:47 am

Ad. tailfeather
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Old nest towards Landegode
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Post by Jo UK » August 13th, 2009, 12:50 am

This one has to have its own post! These are the young WTE that came to Scotland, from Harald's own hand, as he wrote to me.

Harald, there must be a story behind this picture. Please tell us what happened.

Eaglets on way to Scotland.
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Post by Bairbre » August 13th, 2009, 12:52 am

That very last photograph "Outlook from the old eagle nest at Stavøya, ad. up right.
" is simply beautiful. Those colours... Wow!

And the deep blue of the water in the other pictures. Just lovely. :2thumbsup:
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Post by Jo UK » August 13th, 2009, 12:54 am

Sorry, Bairbre, I think we posted at the same time (I was lost in photobucket!)
Which picture did you mean?

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Post by Bairbre » August 13th, 2009, 12:56 am

All these pictures are just wonderful!

I particularily like "Old nest towards Landegode"
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Post by Bairbre » August 13th, 2009, 12:57 am

Jo UK wrote:Sorry, Bairbre, I think we posted at the same time (I was lost in photobucket!)
Which picture did you mean?
I was not clear Jo, forgot I was still on page one... this is the picture that captured my imagination.... "Outlook from the old eagle nest at Stavøya"
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Post by alice44 » August 13th, 2009, 2:34 am

Bairbre wrote: I was not clear Jo, forgot I was still on page one... this is the picture that captured my imagination.... "Outlook from the old eagle nest at Stavøya"
That's what I thought.
viewtopic.php?p=46495#p46495

It is lovely as is the nest in the greenery.
viewtopic.php?p=46498#p46498 (on this page)

But you can tell I am a nutter because I see those lovely eagles ready to take promise to a new land and I think of the poor eagles poisoned in Scotland and I feel like crying.

As to hackles I think of dogs, nice to know it really does apply to feathers as well.

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Post by Liis » August 13th, 2009, 8:25 am

Glorious pictures and landscapes!
Thank you so much, Harald!
About the eagles and their choice of nest trees: yes, probably they missed that course on strength of materials ... :innocent:
Do they like a free and wide view? A high tree would be better than low ones then(these aspens - in Estonia and Norway - are high), and aspens have no leaves when the eagles start nestbuilding = better outlook.
Another small crumb to the hackles:
O.E. hacele "cloak, mantle" (cf. O.H.G. hachul, Goth. hakuls "cloak;" O.N. hekla "hooded frock"). Sense of "bird plumage" is first recorded 1496, though this may be from unrelated M.E. hackle "flax comb" (see heckle) on supposed resemblance of comb to ruffled feathers. Metaphoric extension found in raise one's hackles (as a cock does when angry) is first recorded 1881.
Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2001 Douglas Harper

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Post by Harald Misund » August 13th, 2009, 3:51 pm

Lucky the WTSE so have they nest on safe ground, with good neighboud.
They can live the nest and wander to shelter for the sun, and freelly
use they wing when they be.
All picture are over old nesting place.
Nr.2 Picture "my mountain in background"
Old: over 50 year.

(This comment applies to the following 10 pictures - Jo)

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Post by Harald Misund » August 13th, 2009, 3:55 pm

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Post by Harald Misund » August 13th, 2009, 3:59 pm

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There are a series of pics of a nest in an old pine - over 40 years. Still working on it - !

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Post by Harald Misund » August 13th, 2009, 4:12 pm

WTSE friends
I am glad some like the pictures, but it was not may intention to go deep into the English Dictionary(to old for that), look at the picture and smile of may language.

Nest in tree: Many nest have not any free view over the surrounding landscape, they can bee well hided and difficult to find,some only a few meters over ground(2-3m). Added nest material fall often down and help the tree to survival. But I will later on send a series of nest in tree and cliff.

Scotland: From 1975-1981 85 eagles was send from Bodø Air Station and end up in the Isle of Rum in the Inner Hebrides. The first pair breed in the isle of Mull in 1985.From 1993-1998, 59 new birds was sent over to West Scotland in Ross and Cromarty (Loch Maree area), and are well documented to day. Over 40 pair are breeding, and spread over a wide landscape, but Skye and Mull hold the main population.

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Post by alice44 » August 13th, 2009, 8:50 pm

The photos are lovely -- they do make me want to visit Norway.


Glad the reports on the eagle population is Scotland is mostly good.

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Post by Bairbre » August 13th, 2009, 10:38 pm

Harald, I am simply amazed!

I thought all eagles built their nests in very high trees or other structures. I did not know there were some who built ground nests! And the pictures are wonderful!
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Post by Liis » September 9th, 2009, 1:20 am

Hello, Harald Misund -
how are your young eagles doing?
(And what wonderful, terrific landscapes in your photos!)

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Post by Harald Misund » September 9th, 2009, 5:32 pm

Hello Liis
To day we have our first Autumn gale in Bodø area, and the Saltfjord are white topped. This year eagles will soon face a lot more harder days. Many times I have wonder how they can survive in the short time of daylight in November and December. But so many pair are settled and spread out to the outermost Isles towards the Vestfjorden. When the Lighthouse at Tennholmen for some years ago become gas driven, and the people left a pair WTSE settle down, that is the last I know so maybe have taken back" old breeding ground".
Nordland have a fine coast with huge area outside the coastline so are well suited for WTSE, they have only the people so can be a treat, and that is a question how rich we need to bee when we now days look to the rich fishing ground in Lofoten for more oil.
But this time of the year with good sight and fine light are for me the finest period of the year, and looking after WTSE and collect they tail feather below nest site or roost are a fine way to use some of the time.

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Post by Liis » September 9th, 2009, 5:55 pm

Thanks, Harald! -
I never thought of short days as a food problem.
How many hours with enough light do you think the eagles have to hunt food when the days are shortest? Can they hunt by clear moonlight?
And that is the period when - I guess? - it is coldest, so most need of energy?

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Post by Harald Misund » September 13th, 2009, 1:09 am

Continuing Harald's WTSE photographs, at last. This is a series of photos about a nest in a pine tree. It had been there for more than 40 years, then the tree broke.

1. nest in the top, the trees core you se in the center.
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2-3. Nest fall down and they move to in same tree (without any inspection)
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4 The weak point.
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Fall down
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6 New nest tree near bay.(still in use)
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Post by Jo UK » September 13th, 2009, 1:20 am

Just to make it clear - It is not Harald who caused the delay.
Harald sent those photographs to me about a month ago. Unfortunately, domestic pressures prevented me form posting them at the right time. I have asked Harald to check that I posted them in the right order!

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