Latvian Lesser Spotted Eagles Camera 1 - ? - 2016

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Re: Latvian Lesser Spotted Eagles Camera 1 - ? - 2016

Post by Hagnat » July 17th, 2016, 3:15 pm

:laugh:
No, I think he is making a support for the left side of the nest
Let's hope the climbing rope is only temporarily.
Yes, it is.

He must have done this before. But is is a dangerous job on his own.

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Post by Marfo » July 17th, 2016, 3:33 pm

Let's hope he did bring some rope for the basic 'weaving'. I don't think screws and nails will be enough.

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Post by Marfo » July 17th, 2016, 3:35 pm

That's right, just shove it all back! The birds won't see the difference...

Is he done? No more screws?

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Post by Hagnat » July 17th, 2016, 3:37 pm

I think he is finished. Applause!
Clapclapclapclap.

Not yet. Nice touch to shorten that pole. I was the only thing I did not like, with that sawn off end.

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Post by Marfo » July 17th, 2016, 3:38 pm

Well, it looks good.
No, he is not finished.

Pity he just saws off the stick, Would have been good for the eagles to sit on. But then, he's the expert.

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Post by Hagnat » July 17th, 2016, 3:47 pm

Stop it! One more twig and the nest collapses again. :laugh:

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Post by Hagnat » July 17th, 2016, 3:49 pm

14:51 The first close inspection
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The heavy stuff
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Post by Marfo » July 17th, 2016, 3:52 pm

Hagnat wrote:Stop it! One more twig and the nest collapses again. :laugh:
:D
The eagles will probably chuck them out again: too short and too stump.

He is finished now.

15:57 I hear a thump, he hits the ground.

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Post by Hagnat » July 17th, 2016, 4:02 pm

He forgot to clean the lens.

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Post by Hagnat » July 17th, 2016, 4:04 pm

Raising the main support
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Laying the rafters
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The last screw
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Post by Marfo » July 17th, 2016, 4:09 pm

Hagnat wrote:He forgot to clean the lens.
Yes!

I don't understand why he only screwed down the large horizontal beam to the main support and a branch. And not some of the others he put next to them. Will they not fal when there is a storm and heavy rain?

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Post by Hagnat » July 17th, 2016, 4:19 pm

Marfo wrote:I don't understand why he only screwed down the large beam under the nest and not some of the others he put next to them.
Or with tie-wraps.

Many years ago I have done something like this with the nest of a Hobby in the top of a tall Pine.
Much easier, but also without safety lines and things like that. Only two old men below to tell me to be careful. :laugh: Good old times.

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Post by Hagnat » July 17th, 2016, 4:27 pm

The result
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Post by Lubaska » July 17th, 2016, 4:28 pm

Nice, isnt it?

When I ve post a link showing repairing of disintegrating nest during last season in my country, one of more strict members from norther Finland replies like this:

"I wonder if it is a purpose of the nest cams - to interfere in the nature, when it is question of a single nest in order to only please watchers ... :puzzled: Someone said last year, that the nest cams are no Disney World, I agree. These "rescued" birds never have a guarantee that humans in all danger situations come and save their lives ..." :mrgreen:

Who knows what does he think today?

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Post by Hagnat » July 17th, 2016, 4:36 pm

Hagnat wrote:The resulthttps://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-Nf20J6Ky7t0/V4uHlAh0r2I/AAAAAAAAOTk/mhjEAjRumVEw5b-w90jM1X9IbNRkvy6fACCo/s700/result_160717-1624.jpg
Lubaska wrote:Nice, isnt it?
Yes, but I liked the original more. Too many heavy short sticks. But it is not made for me but for the eagles.
It was a lot of work. Almost two hours. I think in the case of Lesser-spotted eagles it is worth it. Let's hope it will last for many years.

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Post by vainamoinen » July 17th, 2016, 5:26 pm

Marfo wrote: I don't understand why he only screwed down the large horizontal beam to the main support and a branch. And not some of the others he put next to them. Will they not fal when there is a storm and heavy rain?

This man was Uģis Bergmanis. Main LSE researcher in Latvia and one of most well known specialist about this species in the world. He has about 30 years long experience with artifical nests of the birds. So I think, he knows what is needed to repair nest here.

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Post by Marfo » July 17th, 2016, 5:33 pm

Yes vainamoinen, I was just thinking 'aloud', wondering what could be the reason. I am interested in construction. As I wrote earlier: ..."he's the expert".

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Post by Hagnat » July 17th, 2016, 5:39 pm

vainamoinen wrote:.... So I think, he knows what is needed to repair nest here.
No doubt, but does he also know how to repair himself? Working like that without assistance in case of emergency is dangerous.

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Post by vainamoinen » July 17th, 2016, 5:55 pm

Hagnat wrote:No doubt, but does he also know how to repair himself? Working like that without assistance in case of emergency is dangerous.

I didn't watch what he did in this occasion but I have worked with him together in pair occasions and I know that he has very serious safety systems with ropes. Only danger what can happen is, if the tree fall down. Then nothing can help.

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Post by Hagnat » July 17th, 2016, 6:33 pm

vainamoinen wrote:I didn't watch what he did in this occasion but I have worked with him together in pair occasions and I know that he has very serious safety systems with ropes. Only danger what can happen is, if the tree fall down. Then nothing can help.
It is not the climbing and working in trees what worries me but the working with a very sharp saw up there. One mistake and you bleed to death when there is nobody near to help.

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