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 2011-2012

Post by ame » April 2nd, 2012, 9:53 am

... pretty, yes, but gloomy.
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i guess the positive side of this is that it's not snowing more.

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Post by Pitti » April 2nd, 2012, 11:46 am

OMG, every cam shows winter again :slap:

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Post by Flex » April 2nd, 2012, 12:06 pm

Thursday it will become again warmer in Estonia.
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Post by Felis silvestris » April 3rd, 2012, 10:17 pm

Last two nights the cam went off around sunset, did not get the exact time, but it had become dark by the time. Today it is still not off, it is that black and white picture, one can make out the snow in the nest, and there is the sound of the wind.
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Post by Kitty KCMO » April 4th, 2012, 7:01 am

Dawn & the snow has decreased.

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Post by ame » April 4th, 2012, 4:06 pm

here the snow has melted fast today! :headroll:
in the morning temperture was -1 degree. at 8.04:
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at about midday it was +1 degree (i don't remember the time exactly). picture at 12.35
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in the afternoon the temperature has been +4 degrees for some time. picture at 16.00:
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but the weather forecast is still not very "springy". :faint:

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Post by maertha » April 4th, 2012, 8:57 pm

At 20:21 or 20:22 the cam was disconnected from transmission.

This is my last picture from today.
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Post by Kitty KCMO » April 5th, 2012, 3:19 am

:headroll: Interesting sounds-- I think this is the calling of Common Snipes on the forest floor under the old white-tailed eagle nest. The moonlight is bright, so I can make out some outline of the tree limbs holding the nest.

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Post by ame » April 5th, 2012, 11:24 am

you right Kitty, it's a common snipe who is making that sound but it's not a call. the sound comes from the outermost tailfeathers of the bird. it flies in circles above its territory and makes deep dives and then rises up again, like in a wavy motion. while it is diving it streches out the tail feathers and they make the baaing sound when they vibrate in the airflow. here's a picture (by Pasi Parkkinen) which shows the feathers in action.
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Post by Fleur » April 6th, 2012, 11:53 am

Kitty KCMO wrote::headroll: Interesting sounds-- I think this is the calling of Common Snipes on the forest floor under the old white-tailed eagle nest. The moonlight is bright, so I can make out some outline of the tree limbs holding the nest.
Nice sound Kitty :thumbs:
In the beginning and the end I hear also calling the Bittern in the background

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Post by Kitty KCMO » April 6th, 2012, 1:39 pm

Fleur wrote: Nice sound Kitty :thumbs:
In the beginning and the end I hear also calling the Bittern in the background
That must have been that deep, booming sound I heard. I wondered what it was. Thank you, Ame, for the information & great picture of the snipe. I was surprised to think of them flying like that at night, but I guess the moonlight was very bright the other night & they could see. :D
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Post by ame » April 6th, 2012, 4:21 pm

haa! i missed the bittern! thank you Fleur for pointing that out! :thumbs:

i think the snipe should be a diunal bird but maybe it had just arrived and was eager to claim the rights to this territory and began the baaing-flight right away. :D

i recorded a short clip from here because now the common snipe was calling there. it wasn'rt very near but i hope it can be heard on the video. its call goes tik-kot-tik-kot-tik-kot-... while calling like this the bird stands on some pole where he has a view over the surrounding swamp or shore or meadow. -btw: it's raining here as well (but it's water).

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Post by maertha » April 6th, 2012, 9:03 pm

This was the last picture I took today (18:10). When I came back at 18:52 the cam was off (“to many retries, giving up”).

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Post by ame » April 7th, 2012, 7:56 am

April 7th

good morning! :hi:
new snow has fallen on the nest.
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Post by ame » April 8th, 2012, 1:02 am

at 1 am the camera is on showing "snowing". two dogs are talking to each other over some distance.

now it is high time for me to :offtobed: .

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Post by maertha » April 8th, 2012, 11:05 am

Good morning, Happy Easter! Image

Yesterday evening, 19:14
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Today, 10:45
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Post by Kitty KCMO » April 9th, 2012, 7:00 am

Lot of nice birdsong.

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Post by ame » April 9th, 2012, 7:39 am

good morning!
i think there was a robin, too, in the end (together with the caws of a hooded crow). that's a new arrival.

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Post by Bleggi » April 9th, 2012, 12:26 pm

Happy Easter Monday!
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What a joy to see a bird on the branch.

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Post by maertha » April 9th, 2012, 12:26 pm

A visitor

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We discovered the bird at the same time, Bleggi :wave:

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