Buzzard Nest Webcam Discussion - 2012 ESTLAT

Webcam Watching over White-tailed Eagles nest

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Re: Buzzard Nest Webcam Discussion - 2012 ESTLAT

Post by ame » May 17th, 2012, 11:14 am

at 11.03 Pruuni began to call loudly... then i heard Halli say brrr - brrr very near the nest and then he flew away. Pruuni kept calling for a long time and she hadn't moved a bit in the nest. i didn't understand what that was about before i watched the recording: there had been a hooded crow near the nest. it cawed there and then flew away to the back. Pruuni was calling about that. Halli also seems to be near the nest if not in the nest tree itself, looking after Pruuni. we just can't see nor hear him most of the time. -now that he flew away he could bring some breakfast to Pruuni. the golden oriole is singing there now and i don't hear rain anymore.

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Post by ame » May 17th, 2012, 2:26 pm

Pruuni is still in the nest and she seems to have been there all the time. she has called kaa- kaa- kaa every now and then but i think that's all. it has not rained after 11 i think but the forest looks wet. Pruuni is sleepy. :sleeping:
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Post by ame » May 17th, 2012, 6:44 pm

it has been raining since at least 5 pm again at a steady pace and Pruuni is lying motionless in the nest. she's been there all day except the short outing she made in the early morning. i haven't seen any food deliveries either. i'd think that Halli hasn't been there at all all day if i hadn't heard and seen him at 11.03. it seems that in rainy weather buzzards aren't good for much anything, just like WTEs weren't. but even on the bad days Sulev came to release Linda at least once a day.
now it seems that Halli hasn't even brought any food for Pruuni all day. :shock: :faint:

besides i'm having problems with the bucket: when i try to upload pictures it fianlly says "Error occurred" and no pictures are uploaded! :banghead:

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Post by macdoum » May 17th, 2012, 7:26 pm

The nest is wet,wet.. and its still tipping down. :slap: Misére.

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Post by ame » May 17th, 2012, 7:52 pm

macdoum :hi: today i've had problems like i wrote above. or actually earlier, too, but that's been when i've been uploading older Pontu-pictures there in batches of about a 1000 pictures at a time. and not only that but at the same time i've been downloading that day's Pontu pictures to my PC. and uploading older P-pictures to Mejuba and uploading about 20 videos to Y-tube! all that in the night-time when there's no web-camera picture from the buzzard nest! :D
i'm not very surprised if some of those tasks gets mixed up. actually P-bucket has performed worse than Mejuba. it fails to upload part of the pictures quite often while there are much less problems with Mejuba.

the error message from the bucket this time is new: "Error occurred". earlier there has been none. i don't know which is worse though.

after 19.24 the camera has been disconnected. it re-connected at 19.30 at the usual time but after that it dis- and reconnected acouple of times... now it seems to have gone altogether. :slap: "too many retires" it says, "giving up". it could have something to do with the "humidity" today. :whistling:

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Post by ame » May 17th, 2012, 7:53 pm

Pruuni was lying in the nest immobile in the evening when it was raining continuously. only rarely did she get up for to shake water off her feathers and turn the egg.


just some minutes later a pair of cranes were calling near the nest. after a short while another pair replied (or the echo replied; i'm not sure). there's a pair of cranes nesting near the WTE nest tree. their voices can be heard from very near every now and then.


if i didn't remember how boldly buzzards were eating in pouring rain at Lake Nova last winter i'd be worried about Pruuni... but buzzards aren't made of sugar!

Edit: it took me some time before i found what i was looking for: some wet buzzards here:
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... and after the lunch:
viewtopic.php?p=122914#p122914 :mrgreen:
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Post by ame » May 17th, 2012, 9:45 pm

the cam has been on again but there's nothing new to see or hear: it's still raining steadily and Pruuni is still lying down motionless...
at 21.27:
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at 22.03:
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(edit: in the next morning The Bucket uploads pictures normally again, the same ones it refused yesterday. :puzzled: )

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i guess it'll stay that way for the rest of the evening so good night! :wave:

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i'll be adding videos there as time goes by....

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Post by ame » May 18th, 2012, 8:48 am

May 18th
good morning! :hi:

there was an early change of incubation turns in the morning at 5.52.
(i was woken up early and often to do various acts of services to Their Feline Highnesses The Cats and also put the tape rolling....)
Pruuni began calling loud and rose up on the side of the nest...
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Halli came in walking on the right branch. he had no food for Pruuni who went on calling (disappointedly :whistling: ).
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Post by ame » May 18th, 2012, 8:49 am

then Halli jumped into the nest.
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...and Pruuni took off. she was calling all the time.
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Post by ame » May 18th, 2012, 8:52 am

now it's Halli in the nest incubating. he has slept in the same position for long times...
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sometimes he has gotten up to turn the egg.


the weather isn't bad at all: the Sun is sometimes breaking through and it's windy so that'll dry the forest.

edit: at 8.59 some buzzard calls from the forest but no-one came. Halli didn't take those calls seriously: he hardly lifted his head.

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Post by ame » May 18th, 2012, 10:32 am

at 10.24 Pruuni flew in quietly.
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Halli got up and they spoke a few words in buzzard language.
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Pruuni lay down
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and then Halli took off.
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then Pruuni had to look for a proper position on the egg for a while. nothing seemed to please her. :laugh:

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Post by ame » May 18th, 2012, 11:05 am

it's amazing how long legs they have when they really strech them!
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Post by ame » May 18th, 2012, 11:27 am

it's windy and the lighting is changing rapidly as clouds pass the sun.
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Post by ame » May 18th, 2012, 11:56 am

Halli brought some huge prey to Pruuni at 11.49! :loveshower:
here it can be clearly seen that Halli carries the prey in his claw when he flies in.
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Pruuni took off with it as usual.
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Post by ame » May 18th, 2012, 12:13 pm

i can't understand what the prey could be..? :puzzled:
it seemed to have a face with a dark robber-mask and a light beak...
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... and a wing...
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... and it terrifies me to imagine what bird's chicks could be this big at this time of the year... :shock:
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Post by ame » May 18th, 2012, 12:21 pm

Pruuni returned at 12.16.
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they talked a little ... (or mostly Pruuni talked and Halli listened. :mrgreen: he said a few brrr's though.)
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and then Halli took off.
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Post by ame » May 18th, 2012, 12:22 pm

Halli returned with a twig and for a little chat at 12.19. and he left quite soon.

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Post by ame » May 18th, 2012, 5:59 pm

just as i was wondering whether it is too late for one more food delivery Halli flew in with some prey! :D
this was something big, too, but this time it was black. maybe it was a water vole.
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Pruuni took it out of the nest and to the forest. Image

she called there for some time while Halli settled down on the egg.


all afternoon after the previous change Pruuni was staying in the nest. she was rather perky: looking around at the forest and doing some homework and preening etc.

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Post by ame » May 18th, 2012, 7:47 pm

at 19.39 Pruuni landed on the nest. she and Halli talked a little: she beeps like a little bird and Halli "gnorts" quietly brrr - brrr - brrr (like a frog or a woodcock). then Halli got up and jumped on to the back branch. they talked a little more and then Halli took off.
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edit at 19.54: it seems that Pruuni began to sleep right away... :sleeping: :sleeping:
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Post by ame » May 18th, 2012, 9:53 pm

like yesterday Pruuni has been lying motionless in the nest for about 2 hours with her head tucked under the wing. this time i think she's truly resting and sleeping. yesterday it was more like enduring the foul weather.
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