Latvian WtE nest webcamera Juras-erglis 2016: Observations

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Re: Latvian WtE nest webcamera Juras-erglis 2016: Observatio

Post by ame » November 1st, 2016, 2:43 pm

the sleet rain goes on... something solid white is gradually building up in the bottom of the nest.
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i have now some videos from this morning.
7:16 the eagles came home. i think that Vents landed first and then Shilute. Vents went up to the left branch rather soon.


7:32 both left, first Vents, then Shilute.

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Post by ame » November 1st, 2016, 3:10 pm

quite a change within half an hour. :rolleyes:
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7:34 Vents brought a stick.


7:40 Shilute brought a stick. both worked... then Shilute went up to the balcony.


Vents went on working on the nest. there were some crows cawing nearby. Shilute called a little, maybe to them.

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Post by ame » November 1st, 2016, 3:17 pm

7:53 Vents began to peel one stick in the back rim of the nest. Shilute flew out.


for some reason it became very important to Vents to peel the bark off the stick. working with such a detail does not seem very important at this stage (nor any other stage) of the breeding but he went on with the stick for a long time. :mrgreen:


7:57 Vents was still fiddling with his stick while Shilute did something much more useful: she brought a stick. :whistling:
then Vents did something much more important: he kissed Shilute a little. :loveshower:
then she went up to the balcony. - there was also some very distant hollering at the same time. hunters probably. the eagles didn't pay any attention to them.

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Post by ame » November 1st, 2016, 3:30 pm

while Shilute was out of the way on the branch Vents returned to his important task of peeling the stick. :mrgreen:
8:04 Shilute flew out and Vents got up to the branch.


8:07 he jumped higher to the top branch.


8:14 he sneezed (or made another funny sound). then he flew away.

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Post by ame » November 1st, 2016, 3:37 pm

8:15 Vents returned with a stick, worked a little and then went up to the balcony.


8:18 Shilute brought a stick. both worked.....


8:20 it was time for some sweet talk and kisses. :rolleyes:


after the tender moment Vents went up to the balcony.

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Post by ame » November 1st, 2016, 3:44 pm

8:27 Vents had changed to the top branch and Shilute got up to the balcony.


8:29 Vents flew out. Shilute followed.

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Post by ame » November 1st, 2016, 3:48 pm

8:32 Shilute brought a stick and then worked on the nest.


8:41 Shilute jumped to the right branch and out of sight.


8:45 she flew away from the branch.

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Post by ame » November 1st, 2016, 3:50 pm

the view is getting dizzier all the time. :slap:
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Post by ame » November 1st, 2016, 3:57 pm

8:49 some little birds visited the nest. a nuthatch made a lot of voices but a crested tit was on the nest first.
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then the nuthatch appeared on the nest and right after it a great tit flew to the topmost branch.
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the great tit flew down closer to the nuthatch.
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Post by ame » November 1st, 2016, 4:03 pm

the lens is getting covered with snow. i wonder if we shall be able to see anything by the evening. :slap:
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Post by Liz01 » November 1st, 2016, 4:04 pm

that looks sooooo nice :laugh: i like snow :loveshower:

in the moment it looks like an abstract painting 8-)
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Post by Liz01 » November 2nd, 2016, 6:33 am

November 2

good morning :hi:
it's getting bright.

I have internet again :bow: :laugh:

7:05 the snow is gone, the lens is clear :thumbs:

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Post by ame » November 2nd, 2016, 7:44 am

good morning! :hi:

a crow was cawing... and the sound of water in the stream downstairs is strong. i think there's some snow on the ground, for example on the left. the clouds don't cover all the sky uniformly, but there are clear holes. :rolleyes:

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Post by Trine » November 2nd, 2016, 8:39 am

8:36 a squirrel.

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Post by Liz01 » November 2nd, 2016, 8:49 am

Trine wrote:8:36 a squirrel.
Trine :wave: :thumbs:
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Post by ame » November 2nd, 2016, 10:35 am

pretty squirrel, thank you Trine and Liz! :2thumbsup:


the sun is coming out of and going behind clouds.

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Post by ame » November 2nd, 2016, 12:25 pm

12:24 someone is on the back balcony behind the nest rim. someone blond? :puzzled:
.... it's an eagle. i think i saw a yellow beak.

yes, it's a young eagle, very spotty but with a beak which looked rather yellow already. it didn't seem to have rings.
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each picture in this gif is shown for 0.5 s except a few where the visitor can be seen best. those can be seen for 1 s.
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it's uploading veeeeeryyyyy sloooowlyyyy. :slap:


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Post by Liz01 » November 2nd, 2016, 12:53 pm

it is almost adult. I saw dark spots on its tailefeathers :laugh:

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Post by ame » November 2nd, 2016, 12:56 pm

12:50 it flew away.
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it flew to the far left where it came from in the first place.
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this was a shy fellow, stayed out of our view. :whistling:


the back rim of the nest needs a lot more material. it's still so transparent that i could see through the holes the eagle's head moving there. :mrgreen:
it's funny how the costume and other details of body colours develop in different stages in different young eagles. sometimes the tail is almost white but the beak is still dirty or vice versa, sometimes the eyes are still dark in a bird who looks adult otherwise or the body is still very spotty but eyes and beak look adult etc. each eagle seems to mature in an individual way.

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