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Post by Cax » January 1st, 2016, 9:21 am

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QDQoWT7W5xg

Happy New Year to everyone! Hopefully syncopicaly snowingly!
Though it is a christmas song, but I think this swinging mood will continue this year, lol.
A big virtual hug to you all!
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Majahaldjate Heaolu Edendamise Selts ja Võlukunsti Ministeerium On Jobud Grupp feat. Thorin teatavad: I am your favourite dwarf. Don't deny it, don't try to resist, resistance is futile :)

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Post by maertha » January 3rd, 2016, 4:13 pm

Hi Birdfriend, Liz01 and Cax, thanks for stopping by! :D

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And thanks to all readers for your interest in the White-tailed Eagle database: By now over 26.600 views here and 31.400 page views on “WTE Full Text Documents in English”.

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Post by maertha » January 4th, 2016, 7:28 pm

Sweden: Feeding ground for Golden Eagles and White-tailed Eagles, Store Mosse National Park

“About 100 kilo of pork meat a week is left out to the birds during high season. The eagles usually prefer early breakfast, which means that the best time for eagle spotting is in the morning.”

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Post by maertha » January 7th, 2016, 10:26 pm

Germany: White-tailed Eagles in Schleswig-Holstein

According to the annual Hunting and Wildlife Conservation Report, 92 territories in Schleswig-Holstein were occupied in 2015. In spring 84 pairs started a breeding attempt, 67 of them were successful. A total of 106 young eagles fledged (2x3, 35 x2 and 30x1). Several breeding attempts failed due to human disturbance or wildlife crime. Between 2008 and 2015 there were 30 proven raptor poisoning cases – among the victims nine White-tailed Eagles, three red kites and fife common buzzards. The actual figures are suspected to be much higher. The number of buzzard breeding pairs has dropped from about 120 at the turn of the millennium to about 30 today.

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Post by maertha » January 9th, 2016, 8:45 pm

I very much look forward to the 2016 breeding season. :D

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Post by Liz01 » January 10th, 2016, 8:40 am

maertha wrote:I very much look forward to the 2016 breeding season. :D
I hope for a successful breeding season in this jear :bow: LSE are my favorites :laugh:

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Post by maertha » January 15th, 2016, 7:43 pm

I hope for a successful breeding season in this jear :bow: LSE are my favorites :laugh:
I like them too. Beautiful and interesting birds.

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Post by maertha » January 15th, 2016, 7:44 pm

Swedish stamps celebrate nature

“A booklet of 10 stamps with five designs marks the 100th anniversary of the Swedish Museum of Natural History at its current location.” The design of the White-tailed Eagle stamp is based on an 1861 painting by Ferdinand von Wright. Read more http://www.linns.com/en/news/stamp-news ... ature.html

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Post by maertha » January 18th, 2016, 5:07 pm

Welcome back! The White-tailed Eagle pair at Lake Steinhude (Germany) is online again

White-tailed Eagles have nested at Lake Steinhude since 2000. The webcam was installed about 250 metres/820 feet from the nest in spring 2014. In that year the breeding season started early in March; in 2015 on February 28th. Service provided by Steinhuder Meer Ecological Conservation Center, the Hannover Region and the Federal State of Lower Saxony. Below a family video, published in May 2015 by Jörg Semig.



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Post by ame » January 19th, 2016, 4:54 pm

Finland: the first WTE couple to breed in the Helsinki capital area?
YLE News 18.1.2016 at 20:00
YLE is the Finnish Broadcasting Company.
http://yle.fi/uutiset/ensimmainen_merik ... =leiki-uup

the news article tells that nature photographer Jarmo Nieminen has followed birdlife in Helsinki area for years and he has observed that a WTE couple has been roaming around Santahamina island and other the army's fortified islands in front of Helsinki for at least three years.

the female of the couple is an older adult bird while the male is young. Nieminen expects that this year the WTEs may try to breed together for the first time as the male is also mature by now. this breeding would be the first in Helsinki area in the recorded history.

no-one lives on these islands which are closed for public access. there is also not much any military activity on these islands. the ownership of two of these islands, Vallisaari and Kuninkaansaari, was transferred from the Defense force to the Forestry administration in the beginning of this year and the islands will be opened for public in the coming summer for recreational purposes.

i made a map showing the centre of Helsink with these islands. the main railway station in the middle of the name Helsinki Helsingfors. Linnanmäki on the top is an amusement park. P marks the Presidential Palace.
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so it is very good news for WTEs: a new territory is being established very near the city centre of Helsinki. on the other hand part of the news is alarming: the area of the expected territory will be opened for public. i wish that this plan will be cancelled.

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Post by maertha » January 19th, 2016, 5:55 pm

Thanks, ame. I had it on my list.

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Post by maertha » January 19th, 2016, 6:08 pm

Australia: Sea eagle dines on bat

"The bat colony outside Cairns’ library has provided a buffet on the fly for a ravenous raptor. Nature photographer David Clode was astonished when a white-bellied sea-eagle decided to attack and tear apart a spectacled flying fox (...). “It’s not the sort of thing you see every day,’’ he said." Read more: http://www.cairnspost.com.au/eating-on- ... 1453203352

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Post by maertha » January 20th, 2016, 6:14 pm

“There’s an old, deep satisfaction in learning the patterns of a place and their meanings: the visual patterns, like the growing shapes of trees and lichen – and patterns in time, of the tides and the seasons, and of animal behavior. (...) There is also the joy of coming to know animals as individuals, with their own personalities, and the possibility that any one of them might lift your mood, and stop you worrying about the future, by taking you out of yourself and making you gasp, or smile.”

This is an extract from the article "Connecting with nature through places", written by the wildlife filmmaker John Aitchison. I would like to add: Thank you for the live webcams, Looduskalender, Kotkaklubi & Latvian Fund for Nature! And thanks to all other organisations which give us the fantastic opportunity to view animals in their own environment.

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http://www.dabasdati.lv/en/www.dabasdati.lv/ http://ldf.lv/en/ Screenshot: maertha, Latvian WTE nest 2015

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Post by maertha » January 23rd, 2016, 10:13 am

Ireland: What happens to a male eagle if he looses his mate? Update on Star

“2009 released male White-tailed Sea Eagle Star has been on the move over much of the winter with periods of some weeks when he settles down near one of the Midland’s loughs, a far cry from his former breeding site in south-west Connemara....you may remember his mate was found dead on the nest in early April 2015:-(“ Read more: Golden Eagle Trust/Facebook 22 January & 5 February 2016 https://www.facebook.com/Golden-Eagle-T ... 4/?fref=nf

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Post by maertha » January 23rd, 2016, 4:51 pm

Latvian White-tailed Eagle nest

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Post by maertha » January 28th, 2016, 6:07 pm

Any Icelanders here? A young sea eagle needs a lift from Stykkishólmur on Snæfellsnes to Reykjavik :whistling:

Read more http://icelandmonitor.mbl.is/news/natur ... reykjavik/

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Post by maertha » January 28th, 2016, 6:11 pm

Hungarian raptor count results 2016.

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Post by maertha » January 30th, 2016, 6:04 pm

Iceland, update: Injured eagle gets lift to Reykjavík :2thumbsup:

“Kristinn Haukur Skarphéðinsson, ornithologist at the Icelandic Institute of Natural History, reports the bird was brought to the Animal Hospital yesterday morning for examination.” According to Skarphéðinsson, it is likely the eagle will recover fully.

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Post by maertha » January 31st, 2016, 1:08 pm

One more eagle webcam


Upload:Urmas Lett, January 2016

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Post by maertha » February 2nd, 2016, 5:29 pm

Netherlands: Dutch Police are training eagles to grab drones from the sky

According to the news agency Reuters, the “potential impact on the animals' welfare is subject of testing by an external scientific research institute.”


Politie, January 2016

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