Black Stork Webcam Discussion ~ Tiit & Tiina ~ 2014

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Black Stork Webcam Discussion ~ Tiit & Tiina ~ 2014

Post by Felis silvestris » March 20th, 2014, 9:07 pm

This is the nest of Black Stork pair Tiina and Tiit.

It is situated in Läänemaa, western Estonia. Local farmers know the nest site already from the Soviet kolkhoz period. The nest is quite far from roads, about 2 kilometres as the crow flies. In 2009 three chicks grew up there. The 2010 nesting failed; in July there were only egg shells under the nest. In 2011 four young grew up in the nest; we could watch, with somewhat varying success, how they grew up and left the nest. In 2012 there were four eggs, three hatched. One injured its beak and had to be taken out of the nest to the veterinary hospital. Unfortunately all attempts to help the storklet failed.
At the end of the last season a young White-tailed Eagle gave us a fright when he visited the nest while the two young storks still spent time on the nest. So we can be curious to see if Tiina and Tiit return or if the nest stays empty or gets new inhabitants.

This year it seems the camera was placed at a different, much lower angle.

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I have received a super special photo directly from Urmas, looking at the camera how the breeding storks see it:

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Looduskalender article in English: http://www.looduskalender.ee/en/node/19628

Note: The webaddress for the Pontu pictures is presently not working -
we have an alternate address for the time being - sample link:
http://193.40.124.24/2014-kurg-ftp/2014 ... -10-53.jpg
(exchange the date - twice - and the time for the time you want to see)

Information about the nest at:
http://www.looduskalender.ee/en/taxonomy/term/43

Link to camera
JWstream: http://pontu.eenet.ee/player/kurg.html
VLC, Android: rtsp://193.40.133.138/live/kurg
iPhone/iPad: http://193.40.133.138/live/kurg/playlist.m3u8

(we can't guarantee that the Android version of the link is really working!)



A bit about seeing the difference between Tiina and Tiit: viewtopic.php?p=97604#p97604
viewtopic.php?p=97614#p97614 and viewtopic.php?p=97621#p97621


The first meeting:





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Post by Felis silvestris » March 20th, 2014, 9:08 pm

Some facts about the previous seasons

When the camera started for the first time in 2011 (April 21), Tiina and Tiit already had one egg. This season 4 eggs were laid and four chicks hatched, which the forum people called "Üks" (One), "Kaks" (Two), "Kolm" (Three) or Johanna and "Neli" (Four). All four fledged successfully, after receiving their rings (711C, 711F, 711J and 711T) on June 28, 2011.

In 2012 the first stork was seen on the nest on March 28, both together were seen first time on April 10.
Eggs were laid on April 14, 16, 18, 20. Three chicks hatched on May 20. The fourth egg did not hatch. The three storklets were called Tommy, Kelly and Lenny by the forum people. On June 29 they got their rings (708R, 708T, 708U). Unfortunately "Lenny" was injured and had to be taken out of the nest and taken into veterinary care, where sadly he could not be helped. Read more here: http://www.looduskalender.ee/en/node/13843

In 2013 Tiit arrived on the nest on April 16 and Tiina arrived on April 18. The nest was still deeply covered with snow in the beginning.
5 eggs were laid on April 21, 23, 25, 27 and 29. Two chicks hatched on Sunday, May 26, the other three eggs were apparently not fertilized and did not hatch. The two storklets received the names Liina and Miiko and on June 30 received their rings from Urmas: 712 L and 712 M
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Post by Felis silvestris » March 20th, 2014, 10:13 pm

Facts about the 2014 season

March 29: the first Black Stork arrives on the nest

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April 12: around 9 AM, Tiina laid an egg in the nest. Tiit has not returned so it is assumed that the egg is not fertilized.

April 17: during the night or early in the morning Tiina laid another egg, but did not incubate any of them. She was quite agitated midway through the morning and shortly before 1 PM a second stork arrived. It is still discussed if this is in fact Tiit or a different male. Both eggs were disposed of by the storks

April 18: At 15:54 in the afternoon another egg appeared - and was almost immediately destroyed (at 16:33, the male ripped it apart).

April 21 At 06:48, Tiina laid an egg that surely must have been fertilized by this new male - he preened her while she laid it. She flew to the parent branch. At 06:58, male picked up the egg, shook it, and tossed it over the side of the nest.

April 22 Tiina and the new male were last seen on the nest in the afternoon.
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Post by Felis silvestris » March 27th, 2014, 10:42 am

The camera started working today morning. At the moment we have no further information.
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Post by Felis silvestris » March 27th, 2014, 10:46 am

Some bird can be heard calling.
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Post by Bea » March 27th, 2014, 10:46 am

Yaj - Black stork cam is back :loveshower:

This new different angle of view looks very intersting - one can see more of the surrounding :nod:
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Post by asteria » March 27th, 2014, 1:02 pm

It looks like somebody worked with the nest and brought some branches.

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Post by Bea » March 27th, 2014, 3:19 pm

Kotkaklubi-men or the WtE from last year :mrgreen:

Light conditions at 15:22
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Post by Felis silvestris » March 27th, 2014, 5:17 pm

Asteria, the little twigs were there last year too, I have the last Pontu picture from November last year:

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Only the leaves have become a bit less.
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Post by Danielle » March 27th, 2014, 6:33 pm

Felis silvestris wrote:This is the nest of Black Stork pair Tiina and Tiit.
Thank you, thank you 1.000.000 times :loveshower:

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Post by asteria » March 27th, 2014, 7:17 pm

This year cam is with night view! :loveshower:

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Post by Bea » March 27th, 2014, 7:32 pm

I just wondered - it should be much more dark now :mrgreen:

19:29
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19:56
If this is a night vision cam it is not as it should be, hm? :puzzled:
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Post by asteria » March 27th, 2014, 7:46 pm

This year Tiina should be the first and Tiit the second to arrive.

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Post by Felis silvestris » March 27th, 2014, 8:17 pm

Lets first hope that they arrive safely at all!
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Post by macdoum » March 27th, 2014, 8:36 pm

:loveshower: Its wonderfful to see the cam on. Thanks to all the Looduskalander team esp. Kotkaklubi :shake:

I do hope Tiina & Tiilt arrive home safe & well. :D

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Post by baska » March 27th, 2014, 8:39 pm

MARVELLOUS! The cam is going! :loveshower:

So it can't last much longer that one of the storks will come.
Raivo, for example, must be already in Estonia.
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Post by ame » March 27th, 2014, 9:10 pm

now i see that the camera angle in the horizontal is nearly the same as last year: the birch in the background is almost in the centre of last year's picture and now. the camera is just pointed a bit higher so that the sky can be seen. -nice view, i like it! :thumbs:

that i think also would explain why the pictuer is seen later in the evening: the evening sky is so light that it is enough to keep the camera going.

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Post by Lucy » March 27th, 2014, 9:52 pm

Great news! :loveshower: Thanks to everyone who contributed to launch the camera. :2thumbsup:

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Post by Hélène » March 28th, 2014, 9:27 am

:loveshower: I'm very happy, good morning at all ...

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Post by solita20 » March 28th, 2014, 12:53 pm

Me too!!!!
Nice to see you all, folks. Have a wonderfull Spring. :wave:

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