White-tailed Eagles ~ 2011-2012 ~ Linda & Sulev

Webcam Watching over White-tailed Eagles nest

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Re: White-tailed Eagles Nest Cam Discussion 2011

Post by iku » March 11th, 2012, 8:07 pm

i'll be away the rest of today. :wave:[/quote]
We do, however, the sun is shining and dripping from the eaves :D :innocent:

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Post by ame » March 11th, 2012, 8:39 pm

i didn't see it move or leave before it was too dark to see anything. i wonder what it could be? it'll be interesting to see whether it is still there in the morning.

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Post by ame » March 12th, 2012, 8:35 am

good morning! :hi:
i think "it" is still there but i also think it is just a stem of a tree in the background that has been revealed out of snow. there are also some twigs hanging from a near-by birch or some other tree. they are waving back and forth in the wind in the line of sight to the treestem so it foolks like the dark thing were moving. i don't think it's anything else. :slap:
i also think that if no-one shows up here during this coming week then it's over for this summer. three years ago Linda had laid the first egg on 11th of March. two years ago that was on 21st but even with a late spring they should be here busy working with the nest... :unsure:

sounds like hard wind but the sun is shining bright.


earlier at 6.29 this morning i heard some birds which sounded like jackdaws but can they be...? :puzzled: --on the other hand i think this kind of forest would be their natural habitat (instead of churchtowers and chimneys :mrgreen: )

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Post by Felis silvestris » March 12th, 2012, 9:19 am

I also think that it was something that was just not that visible before - Fireblade must know this "thing" already :wave:
Pity - I had hoped that maybe one of the eagles was too shy to appear in front of the cam! Last year around this time, Linda and Sulev worked at the nest for a while. My guess is, they have a new nest a bit away from this one!
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Post by Bea » March 12th, 2012, 12:15 pm

How about the chance another pair of eagles could nest here?

If it should be so that Linda and Sulev take the other nest this season, which is about one kilometer away - is the distance of one kilometer too near for another pair of nesting eagles?
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Post by ame » March 12th, 2012, 2:06 pm

i don't know Bea... i guess that big birds of prey like WTEs need large territories which could be even several square km's so i think this nest is still "owned" by L&S.

but on the other hand two years ago there was a strange couple (no rings on either of them) visiting the nest in the morning on March 20th, just a day before L laid her first egg. actually the strangers stayed here rather long: they were in the nest at 6.08 when Pontu-camera started and left at 6.45, seemingly with no hurry. they were certainly looking at the nest and the forest around it with great intrest.

in the next P-picture 6.46 there's at least one eagle on the back branch, and 2 min later there are two. in the picture taken 6.53 Linda is climbing into the nest. i think that Linda and Sulev came home and the strangers just managed to leave before that or L & S chased them away.
the links to these Pontu-pictures are like this: http://pontu.eenet.ee/kotkas-2010/2010- ... -06-08.jpg. change the time in the end (or date in two places). in the picture taken at 6.14 the bare ankles of both birds can be seen, like in the 6.45-picture.

so i don't think that it might be totally out of the question that some strange couple (young couple maybe) without a home would occupy this nest while L & S are busy elsewhere. i don't think they'd have much time (or intrest) to defend this spare nest with eggs and chicks elsewhere.

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Post by ame » March 12th, 2012, 3:04 pm

today snow in the nest is melting quickly.
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Post by Bea » March 12th, 2012, 4:12 pm

My thoughts were, that a kilometer is no distance for big birds of prey ... and that their huntinggrounds while hunting food for their chicken could easily include that distance.
Another couple nesting too near could be competitors so that they would not tolerate this ....

Thank you, ame, for the links to the pontu-pictures :wave:
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Post by Flex » March 13th, 2012, 10:56 am

geese are in the neighbourhood at EE 09:56
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Post by ame » March 13th, 2012, 4:25 pm

beautiful sunny weather at the nest today but the wind is fierce! :shock: it's shaking the tree wildly back and forth. there's only a small almost invisible lump of snow left. beware: the sound here is loud.

Bea wrote:My thoughts were, that a kilometer is no distance for big birds of prey ... and that their huntinggrounds while hunting food for their chicken could easily include that distance.
Another couple nesting too near could be competitors so that they would not tolerate this ....

Thank you, ame, for the links to the pontu-pictures :wave:
you're welcome, Bea!
all the Pontu-links for kotkas-camera are here: viewtopic.php?f=18&t=271

.. and i agree: i don't think a kilometer or two is enough separation for nests of two WTE-couples. :nod:
i have a feeling that L&S checked that there aren't any competitors here a few days ago when there were eagle calls here on one evening and then in the following morning. i think they came here to announce that "this is ours even though were're not staying here". their voices are so loud that i bet other eagles can hear the calls over great distances. for a lovesong much less desibels would be enough. :mrgreen:

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Post by Felis silvestris » March 13th, 2012, 8:19 pm

Looking at the empty nest, so completely without any sign of Linda and Sulev, I think they have a new nest somewhere else! :cry:
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Post by Lussi05 » March 13th, 2012, 9:05 pm

Felis silvestris wrote:Looking at the empty nest, so completely without any sign of Linda and Sulev, I think they have a new nest somewhere else! :cry:
I'm afraid of that too :unsure:

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Post by Kitty KCMO » March 14th, 2012, 7:16 am

The only change I see this morning is there is only a tiny bit of snow left in the nest bowl. It is windy & so the sound roars & the tree sways.

I think, too, that L & S are nesting elsewhere again this year. But there was a lot of interest in this nice nest last spring, so maybe a pair of buzzards or some other occupants will nest here this year. But, please-- no more mallard ducks, I don't think I could stand the suspense again. :rolleyes:
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Post by Kitty KCMO » March 14th, 2012, 8:34 am

A bright, sunny morning at the WTE nest. The small trees below have a reddish color, which tells me they probably have new spring buds swelling on them.

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Post by ame » March 14th, 2012, 3:18 pm

it's beautiful and windy... i think now all snow is gone from the bottom of the nest. but it is still untouched. :slap:
... :faint: :cry:

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Post by Lussi05 » March 15th, 2012, 10:55 pm

No comments here today. I guess it means that no one has visited the nest today either..so sad :cry:

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Post by fireblade1 » March 16th, 2012, 9:13 am

08:12h : Eagle calls

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Post by maertha » March 16th, 2012, 9:25 pm

:wave: Thanks, fireblade!

As far as I know: nothing special happened here, as yesterday.

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Post by fireblade1 » March 17th, 2012, 8:52 am

maertha wrote::wave: Thanks, fireblade!
As far as I know: nothing special happened here, as yesterday.
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Post by Fleur » March 17th, 2012, 9:47 am

:hi:

nuthatch I think ?

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