Estonian Osprey Nest (Ivo & Iiris) 2020

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11:37 Iiris is thinking...... fish ?
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visitor wants to move... Iiris said enough !
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Seira, thank you for the pictures. :wave:
In the last picture Iiris said all she had in mind. Is it possible that her look moved from fish to the stranger and then she understood it's not Ivo? :puzzled:
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11:37 bye visitor
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that's a nice fish
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It's a pity that this juicy fish flew away and Iiris had to go self-catering again.
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Summi wrote: May 19th, 2020, 2:39 pm In the last picture Iiris said all she had in mind. Is it possible that her look moved from fish to the stranger and then she understood it's not Ivo? :puzzled:
When the visitor hurriedly landed in the nest with the fish, Ivo was on the camera and the shadow could be seen at 11:36. I guess, the visitor might worry about the fish falling, so she/he landed urgently. It is a pity that the fish did not fall into the nest, and Iiris seemed to want the fish very much. :laugh:
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seira wrote: May 19th, 2020, 2:40 pm 11:37 bye visitor
https://up.picr.de/38576719lp.jpg
:hi: Wow! What a look! Thank you for a great capture! :thumbs:
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17:20 Ivo sees Iiris eating fish and takes off to drive Iiris to the nest. Was she in shock and away for almost 5 hours after the visit of the strange osprey? :puzzled:

17:21 Iiris lands on the nest with the fishtail, shakes it off the claws and sits on the eggs
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Thank you all for the pics and comments! Wow, what an interesting encounter with the strange osprey landing with a fish ..

Seira, some of your shots are amazing! :thumbs:

In Gavril's video it is visible that the stranger landed with his left foot in a clumsy, distracted way - on Iiris's wing :shock:

The visitor was a male, for sure. It had very long, slim legs like males do; it was alert and stressed, with fluffed up feathers, because it had apparently just been chased by Ivo; the stranger was glancing around and sounding alarm at the beginning; Iiris did not get that defensive at all and instead laid on her eggs. She would have never tolerated another female like that.

And, most importantly, he put out his wings in a submissive way like Ivo does in front of Iiris, turned to Iiris his back and bended his head - the usual male pose to demonstrate to the female that he is not a threat.

A screenshot from Gavril's video, the visitor, submissive:

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Perhaps it could be some youngster who wondered into Ivo's territory, caught a fish and was chased around by Ivo. In the video the stranger seemed pretty stressed, was a bit "frozen" and didn't move around much at all..
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13:55
After the stranger left, Ivo was on guard for a long time.. as Summi wrote, for some 5 hours.
Beautiful, dark blue storm clouds.

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17:21
Iiris finally lands on the nest. She has a small fish tail from her meal.

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20:46
Iiris

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21:21
.. and Ivo

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21:40
Iiris again and beautiful clouds

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May 20
Good morning :hi:

07:43 Iiris in with a big piece of bark
07:53 Ivo in with a very long curved branch

Ivo's new practice is to bring really thick and long sticks. How much more the nest weighs today as compared to the beginning of the season :puzzled:

09:17 Ivo lands with breakfish :thumbs:
09:18 According to her new practice Iiris takes off with the breakfast in her beak :D

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:wave:

At 03:42 a.m. it is getting bright already

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04:19
Iiris's tail feathers are still getting frosty almost every night

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05:09
Ivo and the sunset

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05:59
Iiris returns with a small stick

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Summi wrote: May 20th, 2020, 9:47 am 07:43 Iiris in with a big piece of bark
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Summi wrote: May 20th, 2020, 9:47 am 07:53 Ivo in with a very long curved branch
07:53
Work on the nest never seems to stop :rolleyes:

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09:18
Iiris away with a half fish

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Summi, :wave:
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14:35:16 Iiris left suddenly
14:39 It's raining, the eggs are alone, strong wind gusts, the rain stopped
14:40 Iiris on the dead tree, makes some circles and at 14:40.55 comes and sits on the eggs
At the same time Ivo can be seen on the dead tree, obviously they chased some intruder(s) off
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16:30 The sky looks like thunderstorm is coming, the wind is becoming stronger.
Ivo is on the nest, hold on!
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14:35 Iiris left suddenly (seemingly, to chase someone); eggs alone for 5 minutes; 14:40 she returns

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16:52
Ivo on guard

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Summi wrote: May 20th, 2020, 9:47 am May 20
Good morning :hi:

07:43 Iiris in with a big piece of bark
07:53 Ivo in with a very long curved branch

Ivo's new practice is to bring really thick and long sticks. How much more the nest weighs today as compared to the beginning of the season :puzzled:

09:17 Ivo lands with breakfish :thumbs:
09:18 According to her new practice Iiris takes off with the breakfast in her beak :D

Sunshine :wave:
I'm always fascinated by the large branches Ivo and Iiris carrying to the nest. Hopefully the nest won't collapse under that load. Summi, some of your comments are hilarious, laugh .
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Ivo was very long on the eggs today, from 15:42 till 21:07, so 5 h 25 min!
He seemed a bit restless a few times, but managed to withstand the long shift :thumbs:

21:05
Ivo waiting for Iiris to return

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21:09
Here she is - at last!

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22:09
An hour later..

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May 21, 2020 - 8:31 Estonia time
Good morning on a windy day with lots of rain.
Raindrops pearl on Iiris plumage. She crouches in the nest.
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