Location: Great War Island, the confluence of Sava and Danube rivers, Belgrade
Season 2017: 2 nestlings - 2 big eaglets
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Re: Links to other White-Tailed Eagle (WTE) Cams
Posted: May 25th, 2017, 6:09 pm
News shared by Birding Poland on their FB:
Well this is truly amazing... Common Buzzard in the nest of White-tailed Eagle
It was taken as a prey but is survives kidnapping and transport to WTE nest and it is treaten now as WTE own chick
and feeding by adult's there!!! White Stork is also rather rare prey of this species
so it must be surely most crazy pair of it's kind in our country
Picture of both chicks and the white stork leftovers (leg with ring)
this was not, however, the first time i have come across with such an event. i remember reading about such a thing at least once before. apparently the buzzard chick's begging voices are so much similar to the begging of WTE chick's so that the parent eagles get confused and start feeding the buzzard chick instead of feeding the chick to their own chicks.
i found a reference with a picture with not only one but two buzzard chicks in a WTE nest. the article and the picture are by Zoltán Horváth.
this was not, however, the first time i have come across with such an event.
Nature plays curious games sometimes.
Thanks, Ame, I have missed you reaction and answer... sorry!
that Hungarian case is great! And you know what? I have posted yesterday similar story from Canada - about Red-tailed Hawk chick in the Bald eagles nest. BE parents are raising their three eaglets plus this little alien!
Hallo @ all
As of today, there is also a WTE- camera in the Netherlands at Beleef de Lente. The nest is in the National Park De Alde Feanen. A young couple is there, but it's not sure if they breed there too. The nest can also be seen at night.