Goshawk Nest in Riga 2022

Goshawk nests in Latvia
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15:20 H21 gets up, leaves the nest.
A little later she can be heard calling in the terrain. Meanwhile, the bundles of joy are busy with their down.
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15:23, so 3 minutes later H21 returns.
There wouldn't have been enough time for her to take a few bites before returning. Well... first the chicks.

She brings a medium sized carcass and her chicks paddle excitedly to the table. :laugh:

Feeding 15:23 - 38

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15:38 H21 leaves the nest with one bite.
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A little jostling here....a little spaghetti tug of war there. Almost as usual with Goshawk siblings, a balanced expression without aggression. :innocent:

15:45 H21 back
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16:36 H21 stands at the edge of the nest, looks around relaxed and jumps onto the side branch.
She shakes out her feathers and stretches out... even longer. H21 stands like one of these Indian runner ducks (bottle ducks :mrgreen: ). I've hardly seen that from a Goshawk.
And H21 leaves the branch upwards. So she's headed for a sentry post or H44 is in the top tree?
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17:16 H21 returns to the nest from this tree.
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The Mini-H's lie like a fan around their mother. :laugh:
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17:56 H21 gets up, stretches and jumps onto the side branch.
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H44 enters the nest with 'Gjak', but quickly exits as H21 jumps back into the nest as well.
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After a short while back with her squeaking chicks, H21 returns to her original plan and flutters onto the side branch again. Nest,feathers and Mini-H's are aired. :laugh:
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18:45 back to her little rascals.
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19:11 H21 leaves the nest quite quickly.
'20 back with lining, a pigeon I think. She starts feeding right away.
The morsels are now getting bigger, sometimes (here the chick on the far left) pieces of food are independently grabbed from the carcass. The Mini-H's become self-confident.
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'35 The first chick retires, poops ... fed up?
Shortly thereafter, it appears to begin to stagger and choke. But everything seems okay. It rejoins its siblings and continues to eat.
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End of feeding 19:46
The feed was almost completely fed.
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22:24 H44 approaches via the lower level and jumps into the nest. :innocent: :2thumbsup:
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22:50 He's still quiet by his family's side...


Arrival H44 at the nest
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May 21st



Good morning Emiliano, @all :hi:


And it seems H44 spent the night in the nest.
I waited for its departure yesterday and meticulously searched the night today....it remained with no cracking or flight movement.
So H44 got lost in the nest yesterday in the dark and was allowed to stay. :loveshower:
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04:26
No more doubts ...
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I'm new that Goshawk males (may) spend the night in the nest.
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... 04:26 Family H is also still asleep

'27 Then there's movement in the morning ... well, relatively. 8-)
The morning grouches don't talk and H44 stands motionless and still lazy on the edge of the nest and looks around.
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'29 Quietly he now leaves the nest
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05:14 Now H21 is also leaving the nest.
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'16 calls (H21) can be heard in the grove

'17 H21 returns to the Nest.
She brings a good piece of food with her. Another pigeon again I think.
She is welcomed with joy. One of the chicks paddles unerringly towards the food in H21' claws. Three are hungry, the fourth chick is still dreaming.
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A good feeding for all chicks.
Hardly anything remains of the food.
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10 minutes later the tug of war is over and H21 leaves the nest with the little rest.
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05:40 H21 back in the nest.
There's something she doesn't like. H21 seems to have found something in the nest. She carries it out of the nest and returns immediately.
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Hello, :hi: Polly and everyone.

Yesterday was somewhat adverse due to the rain and there were not so many prey, although they did eat. Let's hope they return to normal, that's already part of the natural.

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06:31 H21 gets up, walks around her chicks and picks up the leftover piece of the last food.
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The chicks are full, not really interested and as is so often the case - the leg of the feeding bird stays for H21.
*poop
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She leaves the nest only briefly and then lies down with her chicks.


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08:48 H21 gets up, sometimes it's difficult to balance around the chicks.
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She leaves the nest. The chicks are napping. :innocent:
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08:57, almost 10 minutes later, H21 returns with another pigeon.
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She starts feeding immediately.
After a quarter of an hour the first chick begins to turn away. Then everyone gradually becomes unfocused and prefers jumping, paddling and pooping.
Despite this, they continue to take bites.

09:25 H21 finishes feeding and leaves the nest with a remainder. One leg of the bird is left behind again.
She quickly returns, feeds a few last bites, and lies down with her minis.
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'28 rest in the nest. :D
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09:58 Amid the quiet of the nest, H44 flutters in, bringing back the leftover food.
H21 meows like a kitten, enthusiasm or an invitation to leave?

She gets up, takes the food and offers bites - the Mini-H's aren't really interested, their crops are full.
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H21 leaves the nest with the food.

H44 picks at the leg of the last prey...places it near the chicks. It almost seems like he wants to feed the chicks or thinks he has to. H44 seems a little awkward, hesitant...cautious. In a very touching way. :innocent:
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H21 returns. H44 jumps onto the side branch with 'Gjak', a little higher.
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10:03 H44 leaves the branch into the woods.





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Then an in and out...

10:52 H21 leaves the nest.
'55 H44 takes over
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The chicks are lazing.

'56 H21 returns with a smaller piece of lining.
H44 dons his head feathers as he spots his female approaching. :mrgreen: He leaves the nest when H21 lands.

'57 now also H21 back out down - with the lining
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'59 and back with it
She looks restless. :puzzled:

11:01 So a few moments later, H21 exits the nest down again.
This time the food stays in the nest. She'll be back in the same minute.

What is she doing?
'05 She finally finds peace and lies with her chicks.
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12:53 H44 enters the nest with little food.
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His arrival brings movement to the hitherto quiet nest. :laugh:
He puts down the food and leaves the nest again. H21 stands up and takes it.
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Feeding: no, not now.

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13:13 H21 leaves the nest down.
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A remark, a thought...I find one of the chicks always 'dirty' and 'puny'. I don't know how to describe it or how to describe it. And whether other observers share this feeling. I can't tell if it's always the same chick. For my part, this feeling is not negative or judgmental - on the contrary.
I am aware that four chicks do not develop at the same time (each chick has its own pace) and that gender also has different bases.
Emiliano? Or other observers... feel free to share your observations and opinions here!
Do you sometimes get that impression too?

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