Lesser Spotted Eagle (Clanga pomarina) nest in Zemgalē, Latvia 2023

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9:42 standing in the nest
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9:54 Andris has brought a twig
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9:58 Another huge branch
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They shouldn't do that. :slap: The view of the nest must remain free :mrgreen:
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11:22:23 both are flying around , Andris is calling
Anna landed on the lower branch in front of nest
jumps into the nest

Andris comes in with prey in his beak
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He brought a nice size water vole or is it a mole?
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beautiful couple :innocent:
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11:23 he jumps on the left branch
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11:24 off he goes
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she is digging in the nest bowl and is testing the nest
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working with the twigs
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:innocent:
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11:30 she is standing in the nest and is calling, then she flew away
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April 13

Hello :hi:

14:41 So far only Andris has visited the nest in the early morning
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15:20 Anna came home with a green twig
she is working in the nest bowl
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settles down
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standing in the nest with long neck
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15:32 she leaves
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𝐀𝐩𝐫𝐢𝐥 𝟏𝟒𝐭𝐡

Good Morning!

6:15 Andris comes home
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6:20 Anna comes in with a small twig
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6:21 Andris flew away

6:23 Anna
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6:37 Anna is calling
6:39 Andris comes in - did he bring a gift? Gift was a small twig :mrgreen:
Anna flew away
6:40 he is digging in the nest bowl
7:24 Anna is still warming up the nest :D
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April 21

Anna arrived pretty early this year. But we still don't see any egg yet.

8:43 Andris brought a huge water vole for Anna
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She took it with her beak and flew away with it
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16:13 he brings a Eurasian water shrew for Anna
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The early arrival of both shows that it has no influence on when she lays her first egg.
Last years egg laying days:
27.04.2023 Anna laid her first Egg
26.04.2022 Anna laid her first egg
27.04.2021 Anna laid her first egg
24.04.2020 Anna laid her first egg
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April 22

early morning
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7:14 Anna flew away
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Not a weather for LSE :slap:
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:hi: Liz: I was about to post the same pic, gosh, April! Quote YT-chat: "Pascale ​​I see it will be better from Wednesday " - Thank you Pascale for the info! :thumbs:
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Susanne wrote: April 22nd, 2024, 1:48 pm :hi: Liz: I was about to post the same pic, gosh, April! Quote YT-chat: "Pascale ​​I see it will be better from Wednesday " - Thank you Pascale for the info! :thumbs:
Susanne :hi: , I'm sorry!
If you have prepared images, please provide them! :2thumbsup: It doesn't matter at all if there are 2 similar images

Tomorrow could be a possible "egg laying day" no matter what the weather (I don't know, we'll see) I will be in Berlin :slap: Now the thought of Berlin makes me uncomfortable. But I have to
Susanne, can you please take a look here from time to time and document it if you have time?
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Don't worry Liz, it was pretty much the same pic - pure coincidence :D -
OK, I'll switch between Durbe and Zemgale tomorrow. -Always the same with these eagles, ha: they fly around, here and there, come more often, then you don't see them for hours - and then they, respectively: she settles down in the nest and lays an egg (s. last year Matsalu, WTE, the "Kinder surprise") . Yap, I'm kind of prepared for the 'shock' :mrgreen: we are all waiting for.
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Apr 23

16:58 ff.: Anna (?) returns, softly calling. The snow has melted during the day,still, it must look a little embarrassing.


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She <edit: he> "makes bed".

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17:01: She <edit: he> flies away from the branch at the left.

Edit: I just checked the YT-chat and saw Pascale's post :thumbs: , quote: "​​awww nice to see you Andris " - Pascale knows the eagles better than I do, so: it was Andris
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DESPITE THE COLD, THE LESSER SPOTTED EAGLE COUPLE LAY THEIR FIRST EGG

LATVIJAS VALSTS MEŽI

The lesser spotted eagle couple who have been named Betiņš and Betiņa could be heard in the vicinity of the nest very early - on 5 April; and a day later the male bird already visited the nest.

The fact that the male bird visited the nest alone, but from time to time eagle mating cries could be heard in the vicinity of the nest suggested that there might be another nest. Suspicions were confirmed, and on 8 April, upon searching the forest, a new nest was found 200 metres away; it was also made in a spruce-tree, about 20 metres above the ground. The nest was freshly supplemented with deciduous tree twigs; its hole was spread with fresh spruce sprigs in preparation for the big event. Luckily, also here it was possible to set up a camera to follow the lesser spotted eagles.

Around Easter, Betiņa started to settle down more and more comfortably in the nest, and it was expected that the first egg could be laid from 17-19 April. However, the hope of the joyful event decreased with the temperature drop. When after a week, the swamp was covered with snow the eagle couple could be spotted in their nest less and less frequently. There was a very small probability that an egg would be laid in the nest.

"It is the first time that I see that after the first copulation, the female bird is hesitating to lay the first egg. It is possible that affected by the severe cold, the formation of egg is not hormonally stimulated," says Uģis Bergmanis, LVM Senior Environmental Expert.

When we had lost all the hope, to our surprise with the first rays of the May sun, the first egg was finally laid. Egg hatching success will depend on the adequacy of feed - whether the male bird feeds the female bird several times a day and the egg is continuously heated. Hatching is expected to take place around 10 to 11 June.

the whole article:
https://www.lvm.lv/en/news/3363-despite ... -first-egg
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April 25

Good evening!

16:28 Anna laid an egg. I congratulate everyone Image

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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KlLEmOxHe2Q
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