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Post by maertha » January 13th, 2015, 6:50 pm

White-tailed Eagles were spotted for the first time at Chilika Lagoon (India) during the annual bird census. Chilika is the country´s largest brackish water lagoon and also the largest wintering ground for migratory birds on the sub-continent.
Read more: http://www.panasiabiz.com/5222/migrator ... -increase/

Info Chilika Lake http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chilika_Lake

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Post by maertha » January 14th, 2015, 8:37 pm

"They've cracked it! Police can now detect fingerprints on eggs and feathers in breakthrough method to combat wildlife crime". Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article ... z3OolHNQIW
The study "An investigation into the detection of latent marks on the feathers and eggs of birds of prey" has been published in the journal Science & Justice, 5 January 2015. Authors: Helen McMorris. Kevin Farrugia and Dennis Gentles http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/ar ... 0614001695
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Post by maertha » January 19th, 2015, 10:30 pm

Interesting photo, taken by Jan Hofman in the Nationaal Park Lauwersmeer/Netherlands
http://www.rtvnoord.nl/groningeninbeeld ... p?id=10291

Information about the park: http://www.np-lauwersmeer.nl/documents/home.xml?lang=en

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Post by maertha » January 20th, 2015, 9:09 pm

"Nature TV" too expensive – Staatsbosbeheer provides only two Dutch wildlife web cams in 2015

One of the cameras was installed again at an Eagle Owl nesting site. The second place will be announced in the coming weeks. Last year four cameras were available as part of the projcet “Follow the Eagle Owl/the White-tailed Eagle/the Fox/the Beaver”.

The new Eagle Owl season started yesterday: Volg de Oehoe http://www.volgdeoehoe.nl/


Published by Staatsbosbeheer, 19 January 2015

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Post by maertha » January 28th, 2015, 6:46 pm

Hungarian Raptor Count 2015
Click here to see the distribution maps of White-tailed Eagles and other birds of prey.

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Post by maertha » January 28th, 2015, 7:09 pm

Hungarian Raptor Count: Species information
About ARKive: “With the help of the world’s best wildlife filmmakers and photographers, conservationists and scientists, we are creating an awe-inspiring record of life on Earth.”
Learn more: http://www.arkive.org/

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Post by maertha » January 28th, 2015, 7:47 pm

Bird-to-bird blood transfusion saved the life of an Estonian sea eagle
"Blood transfusions between organisms aren’t a rarity as they are used on a daily basis in human and animal medicine, but it is the first time in Estonia for it to be done on birds."
Read more: Estonian University of Life Sciences, 27 January 2015 https://www.emu.ee/en/about-the-univers ... gles-life/

Video available at Estonian Nature Tours http://estoniannature.blogspot.de/2015/ ... blood.html

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Post by maertha » February 3rd, 2015, 9:35 pm

The Swedish hunter who killed a White-tailed Eagle a while ago was now sentenced to ten month in jail. But, strangely enough, the Court of Aalborg has acquitted him of the charge of animal cruelty. The video in this article shows the brutal scene in which the man tortures the bird. Warning: Graphic content http://norrteljetidning.se/nyheter/nyhe ... l-fangelse

See also Wildlife Crime/doc. 115: Hunter accused of poaching, animal cruelty. Sweden, November 2014 viewtopic.php?f=46&t=241&start=100

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Post by maertha » February 5th, 2015, 9:56 pm

:book: Interesting book by the award-winning journalist John Pickrell: Flying Dinosaurs: How Fearsome Reptiles Became Birds

"The discovery of the first feathered dinosaur in China in 1996 sent shockwaves through the palaeontological world. Were the feathers part of a complex mating ritual, or a stepping stone in the evolution of flight? And just how closely related is T. rex to a chicken?" Read more: http://flyingdinosaurs.net/

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Post by maertha » February 7th, 2015, 3:08 pm

Update on Sona, the eaglet who was pushed out of the nest by another eagle last year. She survived and is doing well. According to the article, her name means “lucky” in Gaelic. Read more https://www.pressandjournal.co.uk/fp/ne ... ppearance/

You can find the video footage of her adventure here, see July 10th: viewtopic.php?f=46&t=236&start=140

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Post by maertha » February 7th, 2015, 3:11 pm

The new White-tailed Eagle season has started. Cam and info: http://www.looduskalender.ee/en/

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Post by maertha » February 7th, 2015, 4:30 pm

Bald Eagles come to the Big Apple

“For the first time, the once-endangered bird is nesting in New York City.” Source: Audubon.org. By Jesse Greenspan, 30 January 2015
Read more: http://www.audubon.org/news/bald-eagles-come-big-apple
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Post by maertha » February 12th, 2015, 12:16 am

Isn’t it time for a global celebration of science and humanity?

Together, we can create an officially recognized holiday that will inspire people throughout the world to reflect and act on the principles of intellectual bravery, perpetual curiosity and hunger for truth as embodied in Charles Darwin.” International Darwin Day, 12 February. Read more: http://darwinday.org/about/
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Post by maertha » February 13th, 2015, 7:06 pm

Sea Eagles

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Post by maertha » February 14th, 2015, 9:55 am

St. Valentine´s Day? It´s all about birds …
In the Valentine's Day classic “The Parliament of Fowls”, written by Geoffrey Chaucer in the 14th century, three male eagles try to become the mate of a female eagle. Read more: http://omacl.org/Parliament/
Audio: (“Read in modern English pronunciation, for maximum understanding, and with funny voices, because the characters are birds.”) https://archive.org/details/ParliamentFowls

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Post by maertha » February 22nd, 2015, 2:47 pm

On the function of fresh green nest material

Some hypotheses: Green plant material in avian nests, Dubiec, Anna; Góźdź, Iga; Mazgajski, Tomasz D., abstract here http://www.ingentaconnect.com/content/s ... 2/art00006
  • The Use of Green Plant Material in Bird Nests to Avoid Ectoparasites, Peter H. Wimberger (PDF available via Google)
  • Why Does a Hawk Build with Green Nesting Material? Abstract: http://www.bioone.org/doi/abs/10.1656/045.020.0202
  • Green plant material versus ectoparasites in nests of Bonelli’s eagle. D. Ontiveros, J. Caro & J. M. Pleguezuelos, Universidad de Granada (PDF available via Google)

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Post by maertha » February 23rd, 2015, 7:44 pm

Breeding and Reproduction of the White-tailed Eagle
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Post by maertha » February 25th, 2015, 6:16 pm

White-tailed Eagle at the grey seal beach, Vilsandi National Park
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