Latvian LSE Camera 2 - Trīne + Trīzelnieks - 2016

Lesser Spotted Eagles in Latvia
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Re: Latvian LSE Camera 2 - Trīne + Trīzelnieks - 2016

Post by Hagnat » May 31st, 2016, 8:16 am

May 31 http://live.ls.lv/mazaiserglis2/index.html

07:35 No visible change to the nest
07:40 Distant calls during a hour

08:44 Female (?) arrives with twig. Male flying around calling.
08:46 She settles down for a while. Arranging nesting material.
08:50 She left.

Trying to move a stick
This was the first time I noted a Lesser spotted eagle uses its feet in handling nesting material. I have never seen other raptors doing this.
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09:45 Calls. 09:47 Arrival. Female?
Preening. Regularly calling.
09:56 Leaving

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Post by lianaliesma » May 31st, 2016, 9:57 am

:hi:

9.45- 9.54 Sitting in the nest, preening, talking, enjoying
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9.56 flew away
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Post by Hagnat » May 31st, 2016, 12:42 pm

Strong winds causing the sound to fall out all the time.

The cam does not work since ~13:25. Black screen with turning 'wheel' and no sound.
13:47 Back in business. No changes to the nest as far I can see.

All the time nothing but 16:48 and later some nearby calls

20:32 A Great spotted woodpecker was knocking at the cam. Now the lens is smudged.

Let's try to exit that full screen
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No more signs of the eagles after ~16:50

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Post by Marfo » June 1st, 2016, 12:10 am

Hagnat wrote:Trying to move a stick
This was the first time I noted a Lesser spotted eagle uses its feet in handling nesting material. I have never seen other raptors doing this.
That's interesting! What a pity there is no video archive.

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Post by Hagnat » June 1st, 2016, 8:43 am

Hagnat wrote:Trying to move a stick
This was the first time I noted a Lesser spotted eagle uses its feet in handling nesting material. I have never seen other raptors doing this.
Marfo wrote: That's interesting! What a pity there is no video archive.
I was surprised to see it but not really to see a Spotted eagle doing it, because it seems that they are also hunting on foot. In suppose that needs some extra handiness.

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Post by Hagnat » June 1st, 2016, 8:44 am

June 1 http://live.ls.lv/mazaiserglis2/index.html

When I opened the cam at 08:00, the nest was changed. New material and rearranged.

08:28 Some calls nearby.

09:36 One arrives calling on the nest.
A bit of preening and just standing.
09:44 Gone.

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10:24 Arrival. Calling. 10:26 Gone again.

Calling
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Flash visit: 13:09 in, calling, 13:10 out.
Distant calls.

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Post by Hagnat » June 1st, 2016, 4:38 pm

Icterine warblers ((Hippolais icterina)
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With this light it is clear what a mess the woodpecker made of the screen yersterday.
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18:35 The Great spotted woodpecker was back
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No eagles seen or heard after 13:10

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Post by Hagnat » June 2nd, 2016, 8:28 am

June 2 http://live.ls.lv/mazaiserglis2/index.html

I have also watched from 03:20-04:15. A nice sunrise with many birds but no eagles. When I came back at 7:55 nothing was changed to the nest.

12:00 Still nothing seen or heard.

18:10 Still nothing.

Also without eagles the sun shines and the birds sing
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22:50
No eagles since yesterday 13:10.
Sensible at last?
Now eating what they can, moulting and back to Africa is the best they can do.

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Post by Hagnat » June 3rd, 2016, 7:21 am

June 3

07:00 There are several fresh branches on the nest, so at least one eagle has not given up yet.

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11:15 Distant calls?

11:48 Eagle arrives silently. Female? Partner calling not far away.
11:59 She flew away. The calling was going on for a while but at a greater distance.
12:07 Still some calling

Scratching
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17:45 After strong winds this afternoon a thunderstorm is closing in.

No eagles seen or heard after midday.

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Post by Hagnat » June 4th, 2016, 8:23 am

June 4 http://live.ls.lv/mazaiserglis2/index.html

Calling eagle on the nest from 08:17 - 08:19.

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08:34 Foraging Icterine Warbler on the nest
09:11 Icterine warbler was back. Collecting feathers on the nest.

Icterine Warbler
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09:27 A Jay on the nest.

09:50 Icterine warbler on the nest again and an eagle calling in the distance.

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Post by Hagnat » June 4th, 2016, 11:08 am

10:45 Arrival of calling eagle on the nest. Female? Partner sometimes calling in the distance.
10:51 She left.

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11:12 Icterine Warbler again. Now 'attacking' a bigger feather, pulling downy pieces from it.
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I wonder what the Icterines need the down for. One is singing here already for almost a month. Are they working on a replacement nest?

12:20 Calling eagle not far away, while an Icterine Warbler is still roaming the nest.

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Post by Hagnat » June 4th, 2016, 4:15 pm

16:02 One eagle arrives at nest. Second is calling nearby.
16:04 Second comes to nest, first leaves immediately
Preening and calling all the time. Some moving of nesting material.
17:01 He(?) left. After almost an hour on the nest.
17:05 Icterine warbler was back on the nest, while the eagle was calling in the background.

Stretching
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Preening
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Leaving
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17:31> Eagle calling in the background. Until after 17:50.

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Post by Hagnat » June 4th, 2016, 6:42 pm

18:41 Eagle calling nearby until ~18:55 but he did not come to the nest.
19:37 Eagele calling in the distance.

I missed the arrival because I switched the sound off, but 20:50 an eagle on the nest with fresh nesting material. Left at 20:51

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Today the nest was more often occupied by Icterine warblers than by Lesser spotted eagles. They were searching for food, down and small twigs.

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Post by Hagnat » June 5th, 2016, 9:06 am

June 5 http://live.ls.lv/mazaiserglis2/index.html

07:15 There is fresh material on the nest. (Compare last picture yesterday with picture below.)
Visits of Icterine warbler and Blue tit.

09:04 Eagle calling nearby.
09:07 Calling arrival on nest.
09:13 Leaving. Silence.

Leaving
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09:19 Short calling nearby. Different bird?
11:17 Distant eagle calls.

11:42 There was a bumblebee busy inside the nest. It was a big one but much too small to show in a picture.
There are often bumblebees and wasps buzzing around the camera and the nest, but I never managed to get a decent picture of it.

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Post by Hagnat » June 5th, 2016, 6:18 pm

18:05 Juvenile (or adult female?) Blackbird.
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No certain eagles seen or heard since 11:17 this morning.

The lost egg was laid on April 23 and incubation time is 37–41 days. There are now 44 days past since laying and the parents are still coming back. Usually the young fledge after some eight weeks. Will the parents stay all that time also?

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Post by Hagnat » June 6th, 2016, 7:44 am

June 6 http://live.ls.lv/mazaiserglis2/index.html

No changes to the nest

07:29 Nuthatch, possibly a juvenile
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07:52 Another Nuthatch. Probably adult
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13:00 Still no eagles seen or (with certainty) heard.

23:00 It was a day without eagles. At least after 07:00.

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Post by Hagnat » June 7th, 2016, 7:05 am

June 7

06:15 The nest looks unchanged.

08:05 Arrival with fresh nesting material.
Arranging, preening, calling.
08:08 Leaving

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23:00
After the one visit just after 08:00 this morning, many birds seen and heard, but no more eagles.

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Post by Hagnat » June 8th, 2016, 8:09 am

June 8 http://live.ls.lv/mazaiserglis2/index.html

07:00
No visible change to the nest.

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Post by Hagnat » June 8th, 2016, 11:00 am

Birds observed by me on this cam.
Only the 57 certain species.
Most of them only heard.

- Whooper swan (Cygnus cygnus)
- Greylag goose (Anser anser)

- Northern goshawk (Accipiter gentilis)
- Eurasian buzzard (Buteo buteo)
- Lesser spotted eagle (Aquila pomarina)

- Eurasian woodcock (Scolopax rusticola)
- Green sandpiper (Tringa ochropus)

- Stock dove (Columba oenas)
- Common wood pigeon (Columba palumbus)

- Common cuckoo (Cuculus canorus)

- Tawny owl (Strix aluco)

- Eurasian nightjar (Caprimulgus europaeus)

- Middle spotted woodpecker (Dendrocoptes medius)
- Great spotted woodpecker (Dendrocopos major)
- Eurasian three-toed woodpecker (Picoides tridactylus)
- Black woodpecker (Dryocopus martius)

- Eurasian skylark (Alauda arvensis)

- Tree pipit (Anthus trivialis)

- Eurasian wren (Troglodytes troglodytes)

- Dunnock (Prunella modularis)

- Eurasian blackbird (Turdus merula)
- Fieldfare (Turdus pilaris)
- Redwing (Turdus iliacus)
- Song thrush (Turdus philomelos)
- Mistle thrush (Turdus viscivorus)

- Icterine warbler (Hippolais icterina)

- Willow warbler (Phylloscopus trochilus)
- Common chiffchaff (Phylloscopus collybita)
- Wood warbler (Phylloscopus sibilatrix)
- Greenish warbler (Phylloscopus trochiloides)

- Eurasian blackcap (Sylvia atricapilla)
- Garden warbler (Sylvia borin)

- European pied flycatcher (Ficedula hypoleuca)
- Red-breasted flycatcher (Ficedula parva)
- European robin (Erithacus rubecula)
- Thrush nightingale (Luscinia luscinia)

- Long-tailed tit (Aegithalos caudatus)

- Willow tit (Poecile montana)
- Coal tit (Periparus ater)
- Crested tit (Lophophanes cristatus)
- Great tit (Parus major)
- Eurasian blue tit (Cyanistes caeruleus)

- Eurasian nuthatch (Sitta europaea)

- Eurasian treecreeper (Certhia familiaris)

- Eurasian golden oriole (Oriolus oriolus)

- Eurasian jay (Garrulus glandarius)
- Common raven (Corvus corax)
- Hooded crow (Corvus cornix)

- Yellowhammer (Emberiza citrinella)

- Common chaffinch (Fringilla coelebs)
- Brambling (Fringilla montifringilla)
- Common rosefinch (Carpodacus erythrinus)
- European greenfinch (Carduelis chloris)
- Eurasian siskin (Spinus spinus)
- European goldfinch (Carduelis carduelis)
- Hawfinch (Coccothraustes coccothraustes)

First noted dates of some summer visitors
April 27 Wood warbler
April 30 Blackcap
May 01 Cuckoo
May 03 Red-breasted flycatcher
May 08 Golden Oriole
May 08 Icterine warbler
May 10 Garden warbler
May 11 Thrush nightingale
May 13 Common rosefinch

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Post by Marfo » June 8th, 2016, 11:37 am

I noticed there were many different birds to be heard on this cam. But I had no idea there were so many species!

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