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Re: ESTLAT Osprey Nest Webcam Discussion 2012

Post by macdoum » May 3rd, 2012, 7:38 pm

camtime 19:36 Mating now and male with ring R leg flew away.
F. stays,looking around now.
Its very windy here,the nest is swaying :mrgreen: one way and the background trees the other way.!
Mrs Osprey needs lots of moss and greenery in her nestbowl.
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Post by borje » May 3rd, 2012, 9:17 pm

Osprey Friends,

How about introducing the link to the Osprey nest in the archipilago ouside Turku (Åbo) in Finland.

Wonderful location, and bird incubating three eggs.

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Post by Jo UK » May 4th, 2012, 12:38 am

Borje, please post the link to the Finnish camera on this topic
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Thanks.

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Post by b.h-p » May 4th, 2012, 1:07 am

:wave:

sorry I haven´t much time, then I this time just will tell that both Ospreys were very active in the early afternoon today - 13-14.30 when I had a bit time for looking. Several mating attempts and even a few that looked succesfull. It looked sometimes as if the male (ringed right leg) was excercing landings on the back of the female - and sometimes as if the strong wind did it impossible for him to make a proper mating. Also new nestmaterial was brought to nest.

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Post by NancyM » May 4th, 2012, 7:47 am

May 4

:wave: b.h-p, and thank you for your observations

7:45, both ospreys were in the nest,. then the female flew away
7:46 female returns and male panics and becomes very submissive (sigh)
7:47 male flies off to the right ...
7:49 male returns


7:52 male leaves to right, female ... goes to cam branch?

7:56 male back to nest with branch,
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I think I saw the female overhead (eta - yes, her wing dips down)

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Post by NancyM » May 4th, 2012, 8:16 am

8:15 Very loud train whistle heard male is on nest and looks alert!
and then he looks sleepy! Female is still above

8:17 male leaves nest

8:35 male returns, finds an old fish in the nest and eats part if it on the front of the nest, goes to upper branch (?) at 8:37

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Post by b.h-p » May 4th, 2012, 10:05 am

:wave:

do not look constantly, but at this times I saw:

9.37 both in nest preening
9.48 matingattempt
9.50 empty nest
9.55 mating and it looked sucessful few minuts after the nest was empty
10.03 one landed above nest

and now I have to leave
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Post by Bea » May 4th, 2012, 7:06 pm

Oh, one of them is sitting on the nest now .... a very rare view :rolleyes:
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Post by Felis silvestris » May 4th, 2012, 7:12 pm

Bea, I was just thinking the same! Maybe finally there will be an egg? :puzzled: Everything still so new here!
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Post by Bea » May 4th, 2012, 7:20 pm

Yes, indeed, totally new! The behaviour .... matings and mating attemps .... fish for food :)

But shouldn`t they really going to lay an egg now ..... facing all the matings they did the last days ???
Although some didn´t look very successful .... but there surely were some .... :puzzled:
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Post by venegor » May 4th, 2012, 7:28 pm

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Post by macdoum » May 4th, 2012, 7:40 pm

:wave: Venegor,I just saw your pic..live. One osprey flew away just now.
The nest still has an 'unfinished' look.
19:36. Osprey alone.
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Post by Felis silvestris » May 4th, 2012, 7:47 pm

I have no idea how the nest should look when "ready", but they don't seem to bring hardly any moss, grass, hay or other "soft" material, mostly bark and lichen. :puzzled:
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Post by macdoum » May 4th, 2012, 8:00 pm

19:57 Male is back on the nest,moving a stick here and there. Making half-hearted attempts to organise the nest.
F having a stretch and now has flown to the cam housing. CLANG.. :mrgreen:
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Post by maertha » May 5th, 2012, 9:38 am

May 5

8:59
When I opened the camera a ringed osprey was at home. He did some warm up exercises and a halfhearted attempt to work at the nest.
Some minutes later the nest was empty.

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Post by maertha » May 5th, 2012, 2:58 pm

14:15, when I opened the cam, a not ringed female osprey was in the nest; she took a nap.
14:24 Male osprey, ringed, landed
14:27 Mating attempt, then the male left the nest
14:30 Male landed again at the nest, maybe with a small prey, I couldn´t see that. Both worked a bit at the nest
14:35 Male left the nest
14:38 Female left the nest. I closed the cam at 14:40

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14:15 Female in the nest

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14:24 Male osprey, ringed, landed

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Post by maertha » May 5th, 2012, 2:58 pm

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14:27 Mating attempt, then the male left the nest

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14:30 Male landed again at the nest, maybe with a small prey, I couldn´t see that. Both worked a bit at the nest

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14:35 Male left the nest

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14:38 Female left the nest. I closed the cam at 14:40

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Post by maertha » May 5th, 2012, 4:02 pm

It was very windy today. Several times I heard noises which sounded like gunshots.

15:13 I opened the cam; female osprey without rings alone in the nest, preening her feathers
15:20 She´s looking around attentive
15:25 Preening
15:30 Shower of rain
15:34 I heard the first cuckoo this year
15:35 She called, another osprey swooped down on her. This time, unless I´m very much mistaken, it was a mating.
He started straight from her back and disappeard
15:37 The ringed male landet in the nest
15:39 Both preened their feathers
15:40 He is looking around, she is “talking to him” and still preening
15:44 He leaves, she is preening
15:52 Greeting calls from the female – the male landed and brought a huge piece of tree bark.
She started to “shred” it while she was talking all the time
15:56 He left the nest, and she stopped talking and working
16:00 When I closed the cam she was still alone in the nest

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15:35 Mating

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Post by maertha » May 5th, 2012, 4:02 pm

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15:52 New furniture :mrgreen:

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Post by maertha » May 5th, 2012, 5:19 pm

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The female was very busy with the gift until he left the nest

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