Lesser Spotted Eagle Webcam Discussion 2009 ~ Eha & Koit

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Lesser Spotted Eagle Webcam Discussion 2009 ~ Eha & Koit

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Lesser Spotted Eagle (Aquila pomarina)

This eagle is the most numerous eagle in both Europe and Estonia. Of all our eagles, the Lesser Spotted Eagle is the only one who has adjusted to the human cultural environment, but he still requires uncut forests for nesting and mowed meadows for food. The older birds' plumage is various shades of brown; young birds are more or less covered with light spots with legs feathered to the toes. (quoted from http://www.looduskalender.ee/en/node/158)

Last season, the pair on this nest did not produce eggs or young ~ we hope the 2009 season will be successful.

Picture is from May 12, 2008

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Direct link to webcamera:
mms://tv.eenet.ee/konnakotkas


Read the article posted 11 April 2009, about this camera and the one in Latvia
http://www.looduskalender.ee/en/node/3466

The microphone on this system picks up many noises that sound much closer than they actually are. There is a road about 200 m away and a railway about 3 km from the nest.
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Hei, what fabulous nest and eagles on it!!!
these eagles are so talkative :D

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Two eagles! But they were less than a minute on the nest. I got a little video - be right back ...

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Oh - were the eagles on the nest?
It was empty, so I went back to Black storks! :cry:

Such wonderful bird song now!
Bociany, thanks, and kuremari. I have been waiting to see this party girl again!
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Oh, my goodness - see his bright colours!
What a handsome fellow!
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19.57. One eagle is back!
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now who is this - he or she?
arranging the nest materials...home must be in order :D

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so much bird song :headroll:
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14 April 2009

06:00 Someone on the nest!

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06:16 The first eagle gave a few calls, and the second eagle arrived (I did not get pictures :puzzled: and the ones I did get are blurry - the cam stream was coming in slowly.)

First eagle left, with something in its beak -perhaps the second had brought a food offering. The second eagle stood around for a moment, then left.

06:20 Both returned.
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06:22 One in nest, one took off from a branch in the back

06:23 Eagle returns, but leaves again after a few seconds. The one in the nest is arranging branches
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07:00

One eagle has been sitting in the nest for at least half an hour. Sometimes preening, or snoozing, or calling

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07:15 Other eagle arrived -this one is the darker of the two. They exchanged places and the dark one is squawking and arranging branches.

The one with the Lighter head is on left,
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07:20 Lighter one is back with a branch. Darker one leaves.

07:23 L-one flies to branch to the right, behind the nest. Leaves after a few seconds

Lighter one has a higher pitched squawk - is this the female?
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Yes, that is my understanding of it, bociany. The female is larger and lighter in colouring than the male.
He is smaller, sleek, well groomed looking, with deeper, brighter colours on legs and beak, and slightly darker plumage. It helps to see both together!
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Do they have names???


I found this from last year:


Both eagles in the nest
Submitted by Looduskalender on 9 June 2008 - 2:48pm
Text: Urmas Sellis

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08 June 2008.
Sunday morning I opened my browser to the eagles' nest and received a wonderful surprise—both birds were in the nest. It didn't last long since the female bird flew far and then called. The male (he has a light brow stripe near his eye) tried to call her back but this wasn't to be… A lost tail feather remained in the nest.
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Awww what a camera :D :headroll:

One of them was on the nest. Other was on the branch, but it flew away before snapshot.

a male :puzzled:

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ooh, the cam is opened! thanks caysa for telling to me and thank you all for pictures, because they are not present there yet, i'll be watching :peek:

(what a birdsong festival dolby surround from both storks and eagle's cam's :headroll: )
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Post by leanne »

oo one landed!!!

edit: and second too a minute later

anyway, first one had the stripe and second didn't if it means something also this year :)
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They came again, he flew away

but the female (I think) is on the nest

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Both were on the nest again

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And they mated 8-)

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They are often in nest, I guess they will have successful nesting

back at home
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few moments later the male comes with prey
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its dinnertime
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