Uhu Webcam (Germany, Eifel) ~2016

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Re: Uhu Webcam (Germany, Eifel) ~2016

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Bravo Stefan Brücher. The Bubo bubos will chase the foxes when time has come

http://www.brodowski-fotografie.de/beob ... fuchs.html

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5. March

Good morning :hi:

09:47
Fox dropped down from above and had a good scratching there :)
It still looked a bit sleppy, maybe it slept somewhere more upside?


During the last nights my recordings showed no appearance of Eagle Owls in cam view, but a lot of mouse traffic on the ledge :D
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I do not know how to say it , but this fox looks somehow very well fed from . :D
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Post by Danielle »

Bea, is the presence of fox the end of Loti nest for this year?
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Leo was on the ledge from 18:17 - 18:41

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Arrival - Lotte can be heard calling hoarse in vicinity



He stayed on the ledge observing surrounding, then he hears Lotte calling and begins to scratch the ground and leaves after a bit hooting :)
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:hi:
Leo looked at the nest bowl many times, but didn't walk there.
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Post by Bea »

Hello Danielle,

referring to Stefan Brücher´s last statement, nothing is lost for this season because of appearance of the foxes.

http://webcam.pixtura.de/SWR_UHU/artikel_de.php?id=125

He writes that observations of EGE Eulen during many years show, that Eagle Owls in mild regions begin to breed as the first. But now in late winter even from this first ones only a third of them has already begun to breed. The area with the webcam here on the ledge is not one with a very early begin of breeding. Referring to the years before, one can reckon Lotte beginning to breed only since midst of March.

Stefan Brücher writes further, that we humans think that the foxes might be very threatening for the owls, like a lion would be for us humans. But also in the previous years the owls were not very impressed by the foxes and will chase them away when necessary.

Eagle owls have advantage over foxes and act quite relaxed - they are in general quite cool. They most fear humans, but only during daytime. During dusk and night they can even chase humans, which are close to the nest, away.

He writes we can stay confident and relaxed concerning the future of Lotte and Leo and we should meanwhile enjoy to observe the foxes :D

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Oh, thank you Bea. This is quite good news.
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6. March

13:07
Fox wanted to settle down for another nap in the nestbowl, but something/someone (?) disturbed it and it left
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17:21 I hear the breath of an owl (?) near by the microphone.
17:35 Breathing can be heard now and then.
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:hi:
Someone has a snack in the nest 8-)
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Post by DLeroyH »

It is nice to see things picking up again. I think that Sir Fox will move along shortly; the uhus mostly regard him as a fine meal.

Many decades ago, I encountered a pair of Golden Eagles hovering over a fox in a very deep, hot canyon in remote country in Central Arizona. The eagle pair had consumed most of the fox's belly, but hadn't touched the head. The utterly dead fox wore an expression of: "Oh carp! What a bad day this has turned out to be."

The Golden Eagles were awesome!
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March 10th

14:30 I can hear breathing (2x) nearby the microphone.
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:hi:
Precisely one year ago Lotte has laid the first egg. I hope there is still a chance.
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11. March

18:25
Lotte is calling hoarse somewhere in vicinity

A male responds at 18:30
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:hi:
Short Leo visit on the ledge 23:50 - 23:55
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Thanks for the nice pics of Leo, Mamicja.
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Post by Bea »

:hi:

Yesterday Leo was here already earlier, from 21:49-22:13

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He was not at the nestbowl, stayed more ore less on this one place, observed surrounding - and Lotte can be heard calling hoarse in a bit distance
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Post by Bea »

Mamicja already reported the second visit short before midnight



Again Lotte can be heard in the background, but she came not in cam view
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17:06 owl can hear quieter
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