Eagles' Winter Feeding Ground ~ Nov 2010 - Mar 2011

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Re: Eagles' Winter Feeding Ground Webcam 2010 - 11

Post by ame » March 9th, 2011, 9:30 am

Felis silvestris wrote:I was keeping on looking at this cam, but whenever I looked, the place was deserted. No luck for me today, when I was at home during day and working on my own computer. I still have not figured why I can't make at least screenshots in office, though I have the very same program there to make screenshots for my work. It simply does not take the picture, just a black screen. :rant: :bash:
it's the same for me at the computer at work. i guess that the possibily of taking screen shots is not installed there and i haven't had the nerve to ask the computer nerds to install it. besides it's maybe better for me to concentrate on work at the office... :mrgreen: i had to ask them to install even Y-tube in that computer, but that i could justify with that i looking for educaltional videos in there. :laugh:

but your own PC is different, you are the master there. :nod: please tell what kind of program you are trying to use and what kind of problem there seems to be. maybe we could help you.

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Post by ame » March 9th, 2011, 9:33 am

Mutikluti wrote:08.16
A goshawk..
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well finally! i've been wondering why we have never seen goshawks on any cameras, because they should be around all year. maybe they are so selfsufficient that they don't need to come and feed on carrion.

i think this backside of a bird of prey is rather pretty... :mrgreen:

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Post by alice44 » March 9th, 2011, 9:35 am

It has a rather lovely tail.


(Now that firefox has crashed and been reopened it looks like we are back to crows and ravens.)

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Post by ame » March 9th, 2011, 9:38 am

alice44 wrote:I feel very guilty. I think if Mutikluti is not posting nothing is happening. :slap:

(also I try to watch the seal cam)
the same with me, i usually make the same conclusion: if there are no pictures by Mutikluti, there's nothing happening on the ground. most of the times it is true!

i'll be back with the WTE nest camera when it opens (in near future i hope! i've been on needles and pins waiting for the nest cam.... :laugh: )

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Post by ame » March 9th, 2011, 9:40 am

cmarada wrote:probably Goshawk, Accipiter gentilis
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it seems that it had a very big breakfast! :laugh:

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Post by Mutikluti » March 9th, 2011, 9:45 am

I put some pictures more about this goshawk. Interesting was that ravens didn.'t come closer, they landed later on this food what is farer from cam. With buzzards they are never so respectful. :D And if this goshawk left, ravens followed it ...all together.
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Post by alice44 » March 9th, 2011, 9:49 am

And also when the ravens called (from a distance) the Goshawk looked around with a sort of threatening eagle eye.

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Post by ame » March 9th, 2011, 9:59 am

isn't the goshawk a bird-cathcer-specialist? in Finnish it's called 'kanahaukka' which is 'chicken hawk' or 'hen hawk', meaning that it has been seen as a chicken killer. i guess that the ravens are clever enough to know what is a relatively safe distance from a goshawk.

btw: i once saw from the window how a goshawk flew by between the house and a tree which was about 6 meters from the house. there was a squirrel sitting in that tree, eating something and minding its own business, and i was watching the squirrel. the fly-by took about half a second so naturally i can't be sure it was a goshawk but it was very likely so. the squirrel was so shocked by the fly-by that it paralyced and froze sitting in the same position, with its 'hands' in the air in front of it and back turned towards the tree trunk. it didn't move at all for half an hour at least. then finally i got so worried about it that i had to go out and have a closer look. i thought that maybe it had died of the shock. :shock:
i had to shout rather loudly to it (nearly had to pull it by the tail :mrgreen: ) before it woke up very slowly and started stumbling further back in the forest.

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Post by Mutikluti » March 9th, 2011, 10:03 am

ame wrote: the same with me, i usually make the same conclusion: if there are no pictures by Mutikluti, there's nothing happening on the ground. most of the times it is true!

i'll be back with the WTE nest camera when it opens (in near future i hope! i've been on needles and pins waiting for the nest cam.... :laugh: )
Ame, I'm happy! I want to see the summer outside from house too, not sit in my room and to look out from the window and enjoy the beauty our short Estonian summer! :D
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Post by alice44 » March 9th, 2011, 10:05 am

Yes I think all the accipiters have short wings for maneuverability and zipping about after birds in a forest.


(I am not sure if I have ever seen one in person -- but I think they do visit this far south at least occasionally)

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Post by ame » March 9th, 2011, 10:57 am

remembering the squirrel&goshawk episode reminded me that i once found some rather amazing bird flying videos while i was looking for educational videos for g-forces in centripetal motion (for example flying a circle with an airplane).

BBC animal camera has made some ultimate bird flying videos. before i saw these i had thought that the peregrine falcon is master flier of birds. if i understood this right it is the fastest: it can make 150 miles per hour (= 240 km/h) when it makes a dive. but that's constant speed and that is nothing compared to the acceleration (the change of speed) which they may feel in manouvering in flight. the old wisdom says it: it's not the speed that kills, it's the sudden stop. 8-)

the perigrene falcon can make turns which cause acceleration of 10g which is ten times more than our weight normally! that's so much that humans can't take without passing out, not even the trained fighter pilots and astronauts. in a lift the acceleration is normally less than 0,2 times the weight when it starts moving or slows down, and even that may sometimes feel uncomfortable. (there's an abundance of g-force training videos in the Y-tube if you wish to see what effects of acceleration are to humans. this is one of the calmest and reasonable ones: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Yjg6mRFz ... re=related)

from the BBC videos i learned that the goshawk is maybe a even more skillful flier than the peregrine falcon. it's a specialist in flying in woodlands and near the ground and it can make amazing swift changes and turns while it flies among the trees. i think it rather difficult to say which one is the 'better' flier. :D

here are links to the bird flying videos. first one clip where they show how these flying videos are made. here a golden eagle called Tilly is the test pilot.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lswBDZuL-8w

and the next video shows the peregrine falcon in flight, followed by the goshawk:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=p-_RHRAzUHM
enjoy the ride! :thumbs:

(...and this is what i found next. obviously these people haven't seen Hitchcock's Birds. :shock:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UZJKmPa4 ... ature=fvwp)


Jo: if you think this post is not in a proper place please feel free to move it to a more suitable place. i admit it is rather loosly linked to the topic, eagles' winter feeding. sorry about that.... :whistling:

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Post by Jo UK » March 9th, 2011, 12:14 pm

Ame, I think this topic is a good place for your post. We have just seen a goshawk in camera view, so it is interesting to learn about it.
Thankyou! :D

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Post by Felis silvestris » March 9th, 2011, 12:43 pm

isn't the goshawk a bird-cathcer-specialist? in Finnish it's called 'kanahaukka' which is 'chicken hawk' or 'hen hawk', meaning that it has been seen as a chicken killer.
In German it is called "Hühnerhabicht", which essentially means the same. It was quite impressive to see one at the feeding place, though I just could watch it.
Thank you, ame, for your enlightening stories around it!

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but your own PC is different, you are the master there. :nod: please tell what kind of program you are trying to use and what kind of problem there seems to be. maybe we could help you.
Thanks for trying to help me. I am still working on it and I think I do know now that since the web cams open in Windows Media Player, this narrows the problem. I have PrintKey 2000 at work and a newer version of this at home. I think the version here at office cannot catch moving pictures from WMP. On my private PC the cams open in a new tab in Firefox and I can easily make a screenshot. But on the bright side, if I try from the player embedded on the Looduskalender website, I can make screenshots from the small picture.
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Post by Mutikluti » March 9th, 2011, 6:16 pm

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Post by ame » March 10th, 2011, 6:58 am

March 10th: Good morning! :hi:

three foxes at the feeding place in the morning! :headroll:
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it seems that the sick fox has to wait...
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Post by Mutikluti » March 10th, 2011, 7:40 am

Good morning! :wave:

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Post by Mutikluti » March 10th, 2011, 8:17 am

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One raven feeds the other raven... Love! :D
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Post by Mutikluti » March 10th, 2011, 9:15 am

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A fox walked by...
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Post by Mutikluti » March 10th, 2011, 10:07 am

Eagles! :loveshower:

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