Uhu Webcam (Germany, Eifel) 2018-2019

Post Reply
User avatar
Bea
Moderator
Posts: 25392
Joined: January 15th, 2011, 1:02 pm
Location: Bavaria, Germany

Re: Uhu Webcam (Germany, Eifel) 2018-2019

Post by Bea » May 11th, 2019, 1:08 pm

°°°

10:57
Adventurous owlet :)

Nature does nothing in vain (Aristoteles)

User avatar
Bea
Moderator
Posts: 25392
Joined: January 15th, 2011, 1:02 pm
Location: Bavaria, Germany

Post by Bea » May 11th, 2019, 3:03 pm

°°°°

12:59
Climbing exercises, a good poop-shot, and some little troubles :D

Lotte leaves the nest bowl, there is still some leftovers from the rat (hind larder)

Image

Image

Image

Nature does nothing in vain (Aristoteles)

User avatar
Bea
Moderator
Posts: 25392
Joined: January 15th, 2011, 1:02 pm
Location: Bavaria, Germany

Post by Bea » May 11th, 2019, 6:44 pm

°°°°

How sad, it´s not long until 18 o´clock and the cam went off :cry:


17:49
Cam works :loveshower:
Nature does nothing in vain (Aristoteles)

User avatar
Bea
Moderator
Posts: 25392
Joined: January 15th, 2011, 1:02 pm
Location: Bavaria, Germany

Post by Bea » May 11th, 2019, 6:59 pm

°°°

17:58

I think I already heard Stefan Brücher´s voice .... he is coming!

Image

Image

He is on the other nest place, looks like maintenance work there.
Nature does nothing in vain (Aristoteles)

User avatar
Lubaska
Registered user
Posts: 1869
Joined: June 10th, 2016, 7:48 am

Post by Lubaska » May 11th, 2019, 7:33 pm

I love how professionally he can ring owlets. Fast and safe. :thumbs:

The worst thing is that I cant understand German! :bow: Mea culpa, mea maxima culpa!

User avatar
Bea
Moderator
Posts: 25392
Joined: January 15th, 2011, 1:02 pm
Location: Bavaria, Germany

Post by Bea » May 11th, 2019, 8:04 pm

°°°°

I will write some what Stefan said a bit later ..... first I have to feed my family :laugh:
Nature does nothing in vain (Aristoteles)

User avatar
Bea
Moderator
Posts: 25392
Joined: January 15th, 2011, 1:02 pm
Location: Bavaria, Germany

Post by Bea » May 11th, 2019, 8:06 pm

°°°°

Transmission was a bit stuttery at some moments, I hope the video is better ....

Nature does nothing in vain (Aristoteles)

User avatar
Lubaska
Registered user
Posts: 1869
Joined: June 10th, 2016, 7:48 am

Post by Lubaska » May 11th, 2019, 8:33 pm

How he turned a baby face to the camera :rotf:

I can watch it repeatedly and laugh every time :)

User avatar
Bea
Moderator
Posts: 25392
Joined: January 15th, 2011, 1:02 pm
Location: Bavaria, Germany

Post by Bea » May 11th, 2019, 9:29 pm

°°°°°

Stefan had the net for safety of the owlets with him, but he didn´t need it as they behaved well - they went flat and didn´t flutter or run away :thumbs:

He took the big owlet first and said that he thinks that someone with such big feet in such an age is a female. And then he told it to look into the camera, but it wasn´t quite cooperative :D He took a feather sample and wrote down the ring number, on the envelope, I heard ES30249.
Wings/feathers were measured and he explained that the relation of the whole feather to the part that is still in the "pin" gives hints about the age of the owlet. It is clear here, as it is a camera nest, but on other nests one doesn´t know when owlets hatched.

The relation from head length to weight gives a hint about its progress of growth, good or bad.

Older owlet has a weight of 1625 gram, Stefan says it is a whopper :laugh:

Younger owlet has much smaller feet and seems to be a male (?). It is not as much developed as the older one.
The weight is 1200 gram. He said "no sign of starving", even it is pretty smaller than the older one.
Food situation is good, with one and a half uneaten rat in the larder.

When he went to maintaine the camera he found a piece of the Common Buzzard and he said that it was a food donation (maybe a roadkill? *Bea thinks*).

He installed an additional light at the cam support, to have more light on the balcony and lower areas.

After he had already climbed down a bit he had to return and said: "Why has nobody told me that the battery-screwdriver is still lying under the camera?" :D - took it with him and finally climed his way down.

To the owlets he said "Good bye, take care and have a long life" :loveshower:

- - - - -

I hope that were the most important words and that I understood everything - maybe our other German speaking members find still something to add?

Unfortunately there are some short gaps in the audio.
Nature does nothing in vain (Aristoteles)

User avatar
Bea
Moderator
Posts: 25392
Joined: January 15th, 2011, 1:02 pm
Location: Bavaria, Germany

Post by Bea » May 11th, 2019, 10:02 pm

°°°°

20:18
Lotte returns after the ringing event and starts feeding the owlets .... the whole ceremony didn´t spoil their appetite :thumbs:

Nature does nothing in vain (Aristoteles)

User avatar
Lubaska
Registered user
Posts: 1869
Joined: June 10th, 2016, 7:48 am

Post by Lubaska » May 11th, 2019, 10:06 pm

:wave: Thank you, Bea!

This is great that you ve translated Stefan s words. So many interesting facts and notes.

I am glad that the younger owlet has a normal weight. I have thought that there can be underweight in its case - mainly if we compare its outer look with its sibling. "Whopper" :rotf: - I wanted many times ask all of you if there was such a big difference between owlets in previous seasons. Head of the older owlet was always noticeably bigger ... I have awaited every day that this difference disappears. But no! Still bigger. So now we have a "whopper" with giant feet... a fluffy girl in the nest almost certainly.

Buzzard as a gift - interesting info!

20:49 little Cutie tried to get rid of that annoying metal ring :mrgreen:

User avatar
Bea
Moderator
Posts: 25392
Joined: January 15th, 2011, 1:02 pm
Location: Bavaria, Germany

Post by Bea » May 11th, 2019, 10:35 pm

°°°°

20:49
"For what is that new thing on my leg?"

Nature does nothing in vain (Aristoteles)

User avatar
Lubaska
Registered user
Posts: 1869
Joined: June 10th, 2016, 7:48 am

Post by Lubaska » May 11th, 2019, 11:15 pm

Nice, peaceful evening.

Younger owlet plays with a feather, the older one stretches and shows "her" long legs

Image

Image

Image

User avatar
Lubaska
Registered user
Posts: 1869
Joined: June 10th, 2016, 7:48 am

Post by Lubaska » May 11th, 2019, 11:21 pm

22:16 Lotte with prey - a rat(?), younger owlet takes it, but it will be Lotte s task to feed it to her babies

Edit: It was probably only a mouse. I am not able to distinguish rodents when seeing only legs of prey. I could not see a tail at all.

00:19 Leo brings mouse for older owlet. Lotte comes in a few seconds commenting situation as always. :mrgreen:

Then there are 15 minutes when she preens babies with so much care!

5:55 (?) Mouse for a kid.

7:44 Both owlets are in the upper left larder.

Image

Lotte comes home some minutes later.

7:47 Younger owlet shows that he/she knows how to get back down in very decent style... just slowly walking down through narrow channel. I noticed that it did it earlier too. The older one standing on the rock... wants to go straight as always :mrgreen: cute rascal.

Lotte puts leftovers (a thrush?) to the right larder. But it seems to be bigger than a thrush, I think. Preening babies.

User avatar
Bea
Moderator
Posts: 25392
Joined: January 15th, 2011, 1:02 pm
Location: Bavaria, Germany

Post by Bea » May 12th, 2019, 12:13 pm

°°°°

11. May / 22:16

Lotte with a rodent (mouse?) for younger owlet
Nature does nothing in vain (Aristoteles)

User avatar
Bea
Moderator
Posts: 25392
Joined: January 15th, 2011, 1:02 pm
Location: Bavaria, Germany

Post by Bea » May 12th, 2019, 12:14 pm

°°°

12. May

00:19
Leo with a quick delivery :D
Older owlet grabs it, I think it swallowed it a bit later, Lotte was blocking the view
Nature does nothing in vain (Aristoteles)

User avatar
Bea
Moderator
Posts: 25392
Joined: January 15th, 2011, 1:02 pm
Location: Bavaria, Germany

Post by Bea » May 12th, 2019, 1:12 pm

°°°

03:54
Lotte coming in with a bird, difficult to say which one. Later in the morning one can see more of the tailfeathers, maybe a sort of pigeon :puzzled:



Both owlets did some self-feeding on the bird during the night.
Nature does nothing in vain (Aristoteles)

User avatar
Bea
Moderator
Posts: 25392
Joined: January 15th, 2011, 1:02 pm
Location: Bavaria, Germany

Post by Bea » May 12th, 2019, 1:13 pm

°°°°

05:55
Leo delivers a mouse, Lotte sends him out again quick :D
Nature does nothing in vain (Aristoteles)

User avatar
Bea
Moderator
Posts: 25392
Joined: January 15th, 2011, 1:02 pm
Location: Bavaria, Germany

Post by Bea » May 12th, 2019, 1:15 pm

°°°°

07:44
Both owlets are up on the cave larder when Lotte returned. She placed the leftovers of the bird in the right side larder.
Younger owlet is down from the larder soon, older owlet still makes stretches and some wing exercises until it hops down.
Nature does nothing in vain (Aristoteles)

User avatar
Mamicja
Registered user
Posts: 3209
Joined: April 19th, 2013, 1:48 pm
Location: Poland

Post by Mamicja » May 12th, 2019, 3:31 pm

:hi:
Thank you all for the reports, videos and photos :bow:
For the last week I was deep in forest areas with very poor access to the internet and I could only follow the forum. I came back yesterday just on time of ringing.

Post Reply

Return to “Owls”