Latvian Osprey nest 2019-2021

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And then there was the lichen ... 8-)
Both had their own ideas.

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In the end, the lichen stick lands in the middle of the nest. :D

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This sight reminds me a bit of Teo and his legendary red pennant. :whistling:
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vita and theo are in the meantime also a very harmonic coupe like Karl II and kaia.I remember 2 years ago when sie was too young for breeding. chirping all the time for fish and theo wanted to mate
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14:07 fish for Vita
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One vita - one fish - one goal. :D
Teo's leg is getting longer and longer, but Vita continues to pull relentlessly on the object of her desire.
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She leaves the nest over Teo - with fish, of course.

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Ps: From tomorrow I will not be able to report any more or only very little. My vacation is over.
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hello! everything ok? :hi:
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Hello chrisitz :hi:

Teo and Vita don't find any godparents here who would like to document their season.
I think it's a real shame and shameful, but I had already written at the beginning that I will / cannot document. Unfortunately, my attempts to initiate the thread were ruled out.

I warmly recommend visiting the neighboring forum. :nod:

https://forums.dabasdati.lv/viewtopic.php?f=30&t=4111

Teo and Vita are 'in the best of hands' there. Member karliiina takes care of this nest there very, very warmly. :innocent:

How comforting ...
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oh! thank you polly!! :wave:
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May 16

a stranger osprey with metal ring on the left leg landed twice on nest while Teo was incubating
Teo watched the stranger osprey since a while in the sky and gave warning calls

14.19.23 the first landing
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14.19.24 the metal ring - i couln't read anything - and i hope the dark spots are pattern and no wounds :shock:
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14.19.25 the stranger flies off - at first, but comes back a second time
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14.19.28 Teo calls after the stranger
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14.19.52 again
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14.19.53 the stranger osprey lands again on the right nest edge
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14.19.57 Teo stands up
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14.19.58 stranger osprey flies off again
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14.20.04 Vita lands on nest
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14.20.10 the stranger flies past from right to the left in the background
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14.20.11 Teo calls warnings
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14.20.38 the stranger comes flying over the nest and lands on the cam stand :slap:
Vita spreads her wings in defending pose
both, Teo and Vita, cannot believe it themselves - look at their eyes :shock:
"such a bold and naughty stranger sitting on our cam stand"
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14.20.40 enough is enough, thought Teo and flies up to chase the stranger away
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14.21.43 Vita goes to the eggs, looks if they are ok, then observes the chase, which took a while
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14.22.31 just when Vita wanted to lay down on the eggs, the stranger flew again over the nest
but Teo is on guard in the sky, follows the stranger and gives him chase - see them in the far background
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14.23.39 Vita goes back to the eggs
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14.23.46 the stranger comes back, flies over the nest, Vita calls alert
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14.23.47 Vita spreads her wings sheltering the eggs, the stranger flies to the right out of view

14.24.08 Teo appears in the sky, he clears the area from the stranger - "now, get out of here"
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14.24.15 Vita settles down on the eggs, Teo still flies patrol for a while :thumbs:
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14.35.19 Vita on the eggs, incubating, but still watchful

14.35.37 Teo flies in with a piece of bark
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14.35.38 "replenishment at the nest borders" 8-)
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14.35.40 well done, Teo, you are a great defender, just the best :2thumbsup:
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14.35.44 you did a great job, Teo :2thumbsup:
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14.36.10 you are wonderful mate and father, Teo. Vita can always rely on you :thumbs:
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14.36.16 Teo relaxes his left leg
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14.40.32 aren't they a beautiful couple ? - calm has returned
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14.41.06 now Vita feels a little hungry and asks Teo for a fish
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14.41.43 "everything you want, my dear" - and Teo flies off to catch a fish for his Vita :innocent:
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:wave: Balistar, wow, what a story!
Thankful that Teo, took care of the nest and territory. I hope that the stranger Osprey, stays away, but it was a little nice to see a different ringed Osprey.
Thanks, for the story and pictures. :thumbs:
I hope that the forum picks up with some Osprey fans posting here, once the eggs start hatching.
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:wave: Cessie, you're welcome.
Unfortunately i couldn't read anything on the ring and i have no idea from which country the osprey was.
Yes, i also hope, that a few more contributers will fill this thread again, because i don't have the necessary time.
It's a pity because Teo and Vita are a lovably couple.
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Yes, Balistar, I understand the time constraints. Polly, was trying to keep the forum moving along, but she has given up for now. Fingers crossed that people return here to post about this great pair of Ospreys.
The blue skies and puffy moving clouds were beautiful today in your pictures, Balistar. 8-)
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balistar wrote: May 16th, 2021, 9:18 pm ...
a stranger osprey with metal ring on the left leg landed twice on nest while Teo was incubating
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14.19.24 the metal ring - i couln't read anything - and i hope the dark spots are pattern and no wounds :shock:
https://up.picr.de/41211463rg.jpg
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Hello Osprey fans :hi:

It could have been a Finnish osprey, there were times when they ringed ospreys with a metal ring only and they were without any color-code ring. Ring readings from metal rings only are nearly impossible, even here at very good cameras.

As far as I know this system has changed meanwhile, they also get a yellow ring with black letters.
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Bea wrote: May 17th, 2021, 12:10 pm ....

It could have been a Finnish osprey, there were times when they ringed ospreys with a metal ring only and they were without any color-code ring. Ring readings from metal rings only are nearly impossible, even here at very good cameras.

As far as I know this system has changed meanwhile, they also get a yellow ring with black letters.
Thank you, Bea :wave:
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