Estonian Osprey Nest (Mai & Mati) 2017

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Estonian Osprey Nest (Mai & Mati) 2017

Post by Bea » April 7th, 2017, 10:29 am

We are looking forward to the sixth season observing this nest and its inhabitants!

Introduction on LK main page in English: http://www.looduskalender.ee/n/en/node/1230

The resident couple in 2016 were Mai (ringed, 29, on left ankle, metal ring on right ankle) and Mati (metal ring right ankle).
Three eggs were laid, after second chick had hatched, one of the two chicks vanished overnight, reason unknown.
Third chick hatched, so two chicks were raised on the nest.
They were named Neeme (CN) and Paavo (CP), with DNA result it turned out that both were male.

Mai (29) and Mati in 2016
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Nest is located in South Estonia, Võrumaa.
A military base is close, so it is not unusal to hear motor sounds from trucks and other vehicles, sometimes even shots.

A fish farm, as well as a river, is not far, so good hunting conditions for Ospreys.

Ospreys reach body heights of 50-66 cm, and wingspans of 1,27 - 1,74 m. Females are bigger than males.

- Winglength ♂ 448 bis 495 mm ♀ 470 bis 518 mm
- Weight ♂ 1,12 bis 1,74 kg ♀ 1,21 bis 2,05 kg

Usually two or three eggs are laid and incubated 36-41 days.
Young Ospreys fledge after 50-54 days.

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Introduction and summary 2012: viewtopic.php?p=135899#p135899

Introduction and summary 2013: viewtopic.php?p=209670#p209670

Introduction and summary 2014: viewtopic.php?p=303570#p303570

Introduction and summary 2015: viewtopic.php?p=365865#p365865

Introduction and summary 2016: viewtopic.php?p=446787#p446787

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JW Player: http://pontu.eenet.ee/player/kalakotkas.html and/or http://tv.eenet.ee/kalakotkas.html (Android)

Android, VLC: rtmp://193.40.133.138/live/kalakotkas or rtsp://193.40.133.138/live/kalakotkas

Mac, iPhone and iPad: http://tv.eenet.ee/hls/kalakotkas.m3u8

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Pontu picture/video archives: http://193.40.124.24/2017-kalakotkas/

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Picture viewing tool by debianuser: https://pontu.ca

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Post by Bea » April 7th, 2017, 10:29 am

History of inhabitants

2012
Adults
Madis (metal ring) and Piret (SO)
Osprets
Nori (S7, ♀), Uno (S8, ♂) and Elo (S9, ♂)

2013
No successful breeding

2014
No successful breeding

2015
Adults
Mai (29) and Mikk (no ring)
Osprets
Carla (CA) and Cecilia (CC)

2016
Adults
Mai (29) and Mati (metal ring)
Osprets
Neeme (CN, ♂) and Paavo (CP, ♂)
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Post by Bea » April 7th, 2017, 10:30 am

Events 2017

12. April --- Mati is on the nest viewtopic.php?p=520329#p520329

14. April --- Unringed Osprey on the nest viewtopic.php?p=520703#p520703

14. April --- Female Osprey with Estonian ring LF arrives viewtopic.php?p=520782#p520782
Details about LF: viewtopic.php?p=522649#p522649

19. April --- Unringed Osprey on the nest viewtopic.php?p=521930#p521930

20. April --- Unringed Osprey on the nest ... same like yesterday? viewtopic.php?p=522122#p522122

23. April --- New female Osprey on the nest, metal ring left ankle viewtopic.php?p=523006#p523006

23. May --- Osprey with Estonian ring LA landing on the nest viewtopic.php?p=530800#p530800
More details about LA viewtopic.php?p=532234#p532234

25. July --- Last sighting of LF on the nest viewtopic.php?p=544037#p544037

8. August --- Unringed unknown osprey on the nest viewtopic.php?p=546657#p546657

10. August --- Last sighting of Mati on the nest viewtopic.php?p=546902#p546902
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Post by Bea » April 11th, 2017, 10:51 pm

11. April

While Looduskalender was offline (EENet had maintenance work) our Osprey cam came online! Thank you!

Just right in time to see a wonderful sunset ....
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Nest looks still untouched, so we probably missed nothing meanwhile
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Post by Cessie » April 12th, 2017, 7:52 am

12 April
7:48am and 7:52am
Osprey calling out and a fly-by over the camera.
:D

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Post by lianaliesma » April 12th, 2017, 8:11 am

:hi:


8.05 May be Mati :loveshower:
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Post by lispet » April 12th, 2017, 9:33 am

9:29 An osprey comes and goes. Did not see legs.
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9:36 metal ring, right leg
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Post by lianaliesma » April 12th, 2017, 9:43 am

9.35 Seems to me it is Mati with a metal ring on the right leg. Brought nest material
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Post by lispet » April 12th, 2017, 9:51 am

Head marks
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Post by Rujasu » April 12th, 2017, 10:22 am

I don't know how unique each osprey's plumage is or if it even stays relatively similar through the years, but the shape of the white patch above the peak would suggest it is indeed Mati. There's a brown patch that comes down roughly in the center of it, maybe a bit to the left, and a smaller brown "spike" closer to the right eye.

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Post by Ferenz » April 12th, 2017, 11:08 am

Banded male Mati?

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Post by Kizo » April 12th, 2017, 2:13 pm

14:03 An osprey come to the nest and left immediately.
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15:11 He brought the material back.
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Post by Cessie » April 12th, 2017, 4:25 pm

14:22
:loveshower:
It is so good to see Mati!!!
He is busy fixing up the nest!
Earlier this morning he landed twice on the nest, but he wasn't facing the camera!
Also he was busy calling out and chasing away something that we couldn't see.

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Post by Birdfriend » April 12th, 2017, 6:05 pm

I think it is Mati, yeah, the great nest builder is back. :2thumbsup:
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Post by Bea » April 13th, 2017, 10:12 am

13. April

10:08
Mati continues building the nest, but is still waiting for a mate to use it
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Post by Helga » April 13th, 2017, 10:48 am

10:40

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Post by Birdfriend » April 13th, 2017, 12:57 pm

Busy Mati is continuous working on the nest, hopefully Mai or an other female comes soon.
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Post by Birdfriend » April 13th, 2017, 10:26 pm

I made this pic from afternoon. Mati was at the nest for some minutes, he looked around as if he search for Mai. I have sorrows about her suddenly disappearance in last year.
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