Eagles' Winter Feeding Ground ~ Dec 2011 - Mar 2012

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Re: Eagles Winter Feeding Ground 2012

Post by renno » February 20th, 2012, 8:51 pm

Another interesting day!
Today here were at least 15 WTEs based on ages and rings but most probably there were up to 20 different birds. Suprising was adult Golden Eagle, probably male bird. Few years ago we released there cured female adult (ringed in North-East EST) who breeds probably on the closest bogs 10-20 km away. Today´s Golden Eagle might be the male from the same pair but who knows. Two pairs are breeding up to 20 km from the feeding place, next ones are already 40-50 km. Adult Golden Eagles are residents and hold their territory whole winter and suprisingly they visit us very occasionally.

Today here were 4 ringed WTEs:
B279 - FIN 2009
Z848 - FIN 2005, new info that this bird was here also last winter 13.01.2011 :)
Y445 - new bird! EST born 2005 45 km from the feeding place
V331 - new bird! FIN 2007

This winter here is about 25% birds with rings which is less than expected based on total numbers of WTEs and proportion of ringed WTEs in EST and FIN. But WTEs without rings look more pretty :)

Tomorrow early morning I will put there new food and good luck for next interesting eagle days!

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Post by Felis silvestris » February 20th, 2012, 9:15 pm

Wow, what a day! I have had a :peek: a few times during the day, but had not so much time. I tried a new add on for screenshots,
at work, it's a bit faster than the one I have right now :puzzled: but ...

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And a Golden Eagle! Wow! Only yesterday I saw something on a DVD which also had a chapter on them and I was thinking if there are Golden Eagles breeding in Estonia! Got my answer very fast! :shake: Maybe the eagle came today for my being one year in the forum? :mrgreen:
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Post by Lussi05 » February 20th, 2012, 9:38 pm

A great day, and a Golden Eagle :loveshower: Thank you for pictures and zoom everybody :wave: ( and Felis, congratulations with your one year anniversary in the forum :2thumbsup: )

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Post by Jo UK » February 20th, 2012, 9:39 pm

Felis - Happy Anniversary. Thank you for joining and staying with us!

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Post by Pitti » February 20th, 2012, 9:45 pm

:wave:

I will not forget to say thank you to mutikluti for zooming :2thumbsup: :2thumbsup:
and also thank you to all for beautiful pictures and videos :thumbs:

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Post by Felis silvestris » February 20th, 2012, 9:45 pm

Thanks - and I am happy to be here! It was a great year, I have learnt such a lot and met so many fantastic people here! :wave:
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Post by Manu » February 20th, 2012, 10:55 pm

Wow, what a day on feeding ground, so many eagles were here :D . Thanks @ all who made all this great pictures/videos from eagles in action. It's nice to see what's happened during the day...
Thanks also to the "zoomies", who did such a great job :nod:

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Post by macdoum » February 21st, 2012, 2:04 am

ame wrote:not a very good picture of the chest but it is the best that i got (trousers are blowing in the wind :D )

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Ame What a wonderful catch there..that eagle has beautiful colours. No wonder they called him Golden.
You notice the raven,nor the magpies didn't come too near. :rotf:

I'm still catching up..been busy here. :peek:
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Post by Liis » February 21st, 2012, 2:53 am

macdoum wrote: -----------------------------------.
You notice the raven,nor the magpies didn't come too near. :rotf:

I'm still catching up..been busy here. :peek:
Do you remember Joosep (Tuvi) telling, when he was ringing Spot, that golden eagle chicks were truly fierce and difficult to handle?

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Post by macdoum » February 21st, 2012, 4:29 am

Liis wrote: Do you remember Joosep (Tuvi) telling, when he was ringing Spot, that golden eagle chicks were truly fierce and difficult to handle?
Maybe thats why the one you saw today had no rings.. :mrgreen:
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Post by macdoum » February 21st, 2012, 4:54 am

venegor wrote:Image
Probably it Buteo lagopus (Pontopp)? :puzzled:
Venegor,I think the beak is wrong for 'Rough-legged Buzzard'...( says Google.. :rolleyes: )
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Post by macdoum » February 21st, 2012, 5:01 am

Its really time for me to :offtobed: but not before I thank you all for such hard work to show all the happenings of the day. :bow:

Now.. :sleeping: .... :wave:
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Post by loupe » February 21st, 2012, 8:08 am

Windy morning! New food on the ground, no any birds visible yet.

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Post by alice44 » February 21st, 2012, 8:12 am

:hi:

It looks rather windy.

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Post by Mutikluti » February 21st, 2012, 8:13 am

Good morning! :wave:
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Post by loupe » February 21st, 2012, 9:17 am

Very hungry Y445 the first eagle on "the table" :D

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Post by alice44 » February 21st, 2012, 9:21 am

loupe wrote:Very hungry Y445 the first eagle on "the table" :D
I could not quite make out the Y but that is what I thought I saw.

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Post by loupe » February 21st, 2012, 9:31 am

I think "the table" is empty very soon. The meat is not icy, and the weather is mild.

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Post by fireblade1 » February 21st, 2012, 9:31 am

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Post by Fleur » February 21st, 2012, 9:51 am

good morning :hi:

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