Golden Eagle Webcam Nest 2023

A webcam on a Golden Eagle Nest in Soomaa region
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Re: Golden Eagle Webcam Nest 2023

Post by Ravens »

2023-05-29

Gorgeous day for a visit.

12:23:02 - Helju, and Kalju pass over the eyrie, alighting in a couple of tree tops just beyond the rightmost pointed conifer.
12:39:15 - Kalju leaves his perch, dropping right. Helju remains.
12:41:07 - Kalju alights from the left onto the three pronged branch, then to nest.

He tests out the nest bowl.

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12:54:24 - Helju drops down to a lower limb at her distant perch. She can be observed collecting nesting material.
12:55:00 - Kalju leaves, dropping down below the far canopy from the curved branch.
12:56:22 - Helju launches from the far tree towards the eyrie, arriving in 6 seconds with a conifer spray in her beak.

Kalju returns with a stick of his own.

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Mirror preening. :>

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Helju scrapes out the nest bowl, continues nestorations, and follows suit in testing it out for herself.

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13:42:28 - Kalju leaves from the three pronged branch to the right.

Five minutes later he returns with another stick, this one clutched tightly in his right talons.

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Kalju makes another round of adjustments.

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Helju assesses. A great grey shrike (Lanius excubitor) can be heard alarming throughout.

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13:49:36 - The shrike flashes by the top right corner.

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"We can't stop here, this is shrike country!"

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13:57:17 - Helju watches Kalju leap to the pronged branch with the sharpest point of her vision. ;>>

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14:33:35 - Helju leaves towards the bog, arcing right.
15:20:03 - Kalju leaves towards the bog, spiraling up, and away. Farewell all you fine feathered friends.
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Didn't want to mess up the three image rule with the sets I'd prepared. Here is their initial entrance, for those who missed it.

12:23:02 - Kalju on left; Helju, right.

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Post by ellie »

Hello everyone. Thank you Ravens :thumbs:

I made my first gif :puzzled:
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:hi: Thank you very much Ravens and ellie, :2thumbsup: , so nice to see Helju and Kalju again :loveshower:
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Post by Ravens »

Greetings ellie, and Hellem. :>

You're both very welcome. It is wonderful to see this pair again. And ellie, what a delightful first .gif you've created!
I completely missed the wind carrying Helju's molted scapular feather to Kalju. And it sticks, ha! Love it.
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Post by ellie »

Hello Hellem, Ravens and forum members
Glad to see them again and to share the images with you all :loveshower:
I take a long time to make gifs so if I have time I will make more :wave: Thanks.
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Post by ellie »

MAy 31

They visited the nest again!
At 10:00:29 Kalju arrived and at 10:04:15 he left the nest.

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10:13:00 Helju brought in a branch, rested a bit and at 10:26:23 she flew away

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June 8.
First kalju came at 03:47 and they stayed in the nest for about 5 hours until they left at 09:31.

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:D
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 They brought in a total of 6 branches!
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Post by Ravens »

Thank you for documenting another visit, ellie. <3

Kalju apparently found his mate's behavior of leaping too close whilst he was still mid-preen, rather insolent, eh? :>

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Post by sova »

:hi: Hello Ellie and Ravens
I only saw the pictures today :blush: ...many thanks to you two!
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Post by sigge »

06-27
Heh! 06:34 Common Quail (Coturnix coturnix) playing :headroll:

06:44 Lesser spotted woodpecker singing

A new species for me on this place: 2023-03-17 Snow Bunting
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Post by sigge »

07-06

Woodpecker visits:
Male Grey-headed Woodpecker:
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Two Great Spotted Woodpecker youngsters exploring the nest and snapping insects:
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There is a new hut of some kind out in the bog, wonder what that is? it's a restricted area this and wonder if it's legal?:
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26. July

hey...have you seen me....have you seen me :mrgreen:
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:hi:
08-03
23:54 a female Ural Owl calls
Hope there are owlets around too and that they jump into the nest :mrgreen:
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Post by sigge »

08-15

Camera up again :D
06:57 great tits visiting:
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There are two big fresh pine branches in the nest, brought there by stormy weather or an eagle?
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