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Re: A Place for Empty Nesters.

Post by Eden » February 6th, 2013, 12:01 am

Nilla wrote:That is not true :hi: Still, all love to you Eden- we'll have the faith :loveshower:
It was absolutely new for me too, but I can name a source:
http://www.wald.de/der-europaeische-wolf-canis-lupus-l/

Lebenszyklus:
Die Ranzzeit dauert bei Wölfen etwa von Dezember bis Februar. Duftstoffe im Urin der Alpha-Fähe weisen den Rüden darauf hin, dass die Wölfin empfängnisbereit ist. In dieser Zeitspanne weicht der Rüde ihr nicht von der Seite. Vor- und nachher kopuliert die Fähe auch mit rangniedrigeren Rüden. Ein guter Trick, damit sich später alle Tiere um den Nachwuchs kümmern. Es könnte ja sein, dass es der eigene ist.

Before and afterwards, the female will copulate with male wolves of lower degree. A good trick in order to achieve that all wolves will take care of the offspring. It could be their own.

It’s indeed hard to believe that the male boss of a wolf pack will allow that other wolves copulate with his spouse. Not even dogs would tolerate that.

Anyhow – take my statements in the story as poetic licence :loveshower:
One planet meets another. Planet 1 says to Planet 2, “Hey you look terrible”. Planet 2 says, “Yes I know. I have Homo Sapiens.” Planet 1 says, “Don’t worry. I had that too and it will soon disappear.

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Post by Eden » February 6th, 2013, 12:46 pm

The story of Piret, Madis and Oscar
continued from episode 2

Piret had a short black out. But when she regained consciousness she heard a wingbeat and a familiar voice:
Piret! Come on, we have to fly back to Estonia!
It’s ERIKA!
And Piret realizes – it was nothing but a dream. She is still in Sudan, she is not yet together with Madis and Oscar and his fellows don’t exist.
So she gets up and after some powerful, fast wingbeats they soon reach their cruising altitude. The long and dangerous flight back home starts.
The very best of luck, dear Piret and Erika!

THE END
One planet meets another. Planet 1 says to Planet 2, “Hey you look terrible”. Planet 2 says, “Yes I know. I have Homo Sapiens.” Planet 1 says, “Don’t worry. I had that too and it will soon disappear.


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Post by Cydrome » February 6th, 2013, 9:48 pm

A surprise ending, I love it!

Looking forward to your next story.
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Post by baska » February 13th, 2013, 12:50 pm

Hello everybody :hi:

Do you know this eagle-cam in Hungary?
There is already one egg!

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http://www.hnp.hu/retisas.php
greetings from Baska

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Post by Eden » February 13th, 2013, 3:08 pm

In North-Germany (Hamburg) the first storks are back (http://hamburg.nabu.de/tiereundpflanzen ... 12440.html).
It is supposed that they have spent the winter in Spain or Portugal.
One planet meets another. Planet 1 says to Planet 2, “Hey you look terrible”. Planet 2 says, “Yes I know. I have Homo Sapiens.” Planet 1 says, “Don’t worry. I had that too and it will soon disappear.

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Post by Wisteria » February 13th, 2013, 10:07 pm

meierlein wrote::peek:



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meierlein says the Piret And Erika show is about to begin! So pass the popcorn!

(meierlein speaks many languages)

:headroll:

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Post by Homedi » February 16th, 2013, 12:37 pm

Morning all... :loveshower:

The last move at the time from Piret is from 02-12-2013.
But there is no moving in north direction until now.
So... waiting and waiting... :shock:

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Wish you a nice day... :wave:
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Post by Manu » February 16th, 2013, 2:13 pm

For those who are interested and didn't see it till now. There are some activities in WTE-nest from Linda and Sulev.
Here is the place where we talk about:
viewtopic.php?f=18&t=535

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Post by Maxiesma » February 16th, 2013, 6:26 pm

Good Morning, At least here it is morning,

I can't wait for Piret and family to return, but I found this osprey nest where they have laid 3 eggs already. The nest is in Florida, USA. Strange looking things in the nest. Here is the link. Enjoy.

http://www.oceansreach.com/osprey-cam.cfm

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Post by Cydrome » February 17th, 2013, 1:35 am

Thanks Maxie - that looks like a lively family with a fine quality nestcam.
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Post by Maxiesma » February 17th, 2013, 9:05 am

If anyone is interested in what bears do in America during the winter, here is a link. This place puts web cams in the dens of wild bears and shows us what they really do in the winter. Dr Lynn Rogers and Sue Mansfield are the researchers who walk in the woods with wild bears. I have been following these bears for about 4 years and have witnessed the live birth of wild bear cubs in the dens with their mothers. The research they do is amazing and I have learned so much. These are wild black bears and they walk with Dr. and Sue in the woods. I can not say enough about this place. The cams run 24 hours and a mod is available at different times. Please check in and read about the wonderful work these people do and the things they have learned. This is very interesting web page and I love to go to the web page. 3 resident bears live at the center all year. Right now they are in hibernation. Here is the link. If you love all animals and I think anyone who checks out these pages does. Please check out the bears. Right now there are 2 newborn cubs in a den and 2 one year old cubs in another den, both dens have web cams. Very cool.

http://www.bear.org/website/live-camera ... ebcam.html

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Post by Britta » March 6th, 2013, 1:35 pm

maxiesma, thank you very much for the link :loveshower:

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Post by Chimega » March 8th, 2013, 2:11 am

The only problem I've seen with the Sanibel osprey cam is that there's no sound.
The woods are lovely, dark, and deep,
But I have promises to keep,
And miles to go before I sleep,
And miles to go before I sleep.

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Post by Starling » March 9th, 2013, 11:03 pm

Very interesting delivery in Dunedin Osprey cam. A crab! :mrgreen:
http://ospreynest.info/ospreycam.php

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Post by Starling » March 10th, 2013, 8:25 pm

And another osprey nest in USA (no eggs yet).
Link: http://www.alcoa.com/global/en/eco_alco ... reycam.asp

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Post by Maxiesma » March 11th, 2013, 12:42 am

Starling,
I was just going to post the link for the Alcoa Osprey web cam, but you beat me to it. :wave: This is the first weekend the osprey have been back, up till now it has been turkey vultures. They are interesting birds also. Turkey vulture nest not on yet.
As for the crab at the Florida osprey nest I have seen a nest of the bald eagles at the Alcoa Plant bring back turtles. Interesting to see turtle shells in the nest. Haven't seen them eat one yet, not sure if I want to.

http://www.alcoa.com/locations/usa_dave ... glecam.asp

That is the link to the BE nest at Alcoa. Two eggs on this nest. This nest is in the area, when my son was little and we lived in Iowa, we would go along the Mississippi River and watch the bald eagles fly along the river, hundreds of them would perch in the trees and fish where there was no ice on the river. He is 40 now and still remembers those trips.
If someone will tell me how to post a couple of pictures I have of turkey vultures in the osprey nest at Alcoa I have a couple of good ones. If anyone is interested. Thanks

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Post by Starling » March 11th, 2013, 10:58 am

:wave: Hi Maxiesma.
Here are instructions how to add images: viewtopic.php?f=3&t=21
You basically need to upload your pics to some other site first. Many are free (Photobucket, ImageShack, tinypic etc.) And then you need to put the image address between [Img]-signs which can be found from up of "Post a reply".

I´ve been watching Liberty & Justice as well. The Alcoa web cams seem to have a good clear picture. :nod: Before Liberty & Justice nested there visited many beautiful Bald Eagle juvies at the nest. So there really seem to be lots of action/ birds nearby.

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Post by Jo UK » March 11th, 2013, 7:38 pm

Have you seen Jurgen's travel tales? He is in Canada until June or July.

viewtopic.php?f=8&t=543

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Post by macdoum » March 11th, 2013, 8:35 pm

There is a Griffon Vulture webcam in Portugal,there are 4 nests on one space on the cliffs. One chick hatched a day or two ago ;

http://wms.fccn.pt/grifos-rodao

There is a place for discussion here;

viewtopic.php?f=17&t=274

May see Black Storks too as they nest on the same cliffs. :wave:
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