Goshawk Nests in Riga 2024

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12:48 Rio calls, Pērle answers.
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A minute later, Rio is at the nest. The couple communicates and Rio picks around in the nest bowl. At least as far as his beak can reach. 8-)
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Pērle gets up, jumps back onto the branch above the nest and Rio covers the eggs.

It seems Pērle has moved away from the nest tree... a crow gurgles and angry calls from Pērle can be heard.

'55 The female quickly returns to the nest. She gently pushes Rio outside. :innocent:
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I don't know - is Pērle yawning or digesting?
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Feathers feathers and feathers... :laugh:
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18:28 Rio must be close...
Pērle runs out with quiet gentle sounds...
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...and Rio runs in.
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'36 And Pērle is back again.
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The wind is strong again today. :rolleyes:
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Pērle doesn't have too much trouble with this wind force. Things would certainly look different for Rio...
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Pērle observes something above her...
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19:16 ...as Rio silently approaches the nest again.
Pērle flinches again.

Rio brings something with him and places it next to Pērle's head height. I can't tell if it's bark or something else. It looks strange, but seems important to him.
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A short communication and Rio leaves the nest again.
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Hopefully the wind will die down soon... :nod:
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Hopefully the wind will die down soon... :nod:
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April 15th

:hi:
A new week starts...
The weather outlook:
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Nest 2
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06:07 Pērle starts calling for Rio.
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06:18 Rio comes to the nest and Pērle goes for a short break.
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Rio hops into the nest bowl like a little bird and covers the eggs.
'25 Pērle returns.
Rio gently tugs at her feathers... and Pērle lifts his rear and pushes her out of the nest.
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The next change...roll eggs in between, loosen the nest floor.
09:26 Pērle is busy with her feathers when Rio flutters into the nest with a pine branch.
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He puts the branch around Pērle's beak. :innocent:
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Pērle gets up and pulls another pine branch from the outer edge of the nest into the nest bowl.
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The pair chirp quietly to each other.
Then she leaves the nest.
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09:32 Not a long break for Pērle...
She returns to the outer side branch and after a short while jumps back into the nest.
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Rio is gently replaced again. 8-)
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I love the moments when we get a glimpse into the confusingly beautiful feather world of the Goshawk... these seemingly thousand striped patterns are incredibly beautiful to look at.
15:00
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*find the eye :laugh:
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*good view of the breeding spot
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15:05 Rio brings a tiny dry branch.
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Sometimes it would be nice to know why the animals choose exactly the material in question... is it just an involuntary gift or is it carefully chosen? That's what I'm wondering about the chopstick.

Pērle climbs onto the edge of the nest but decides against taking a break outside the nest.
Rio leaves the nest and Pērle hatches on the eggs again.
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Pērle has enormous endurance in incubation.
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20:07 Rio calls and Pērle takes off...
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Rio comes to the nest and to me it looks like the food delivery for Pērle could still be very fresh. 8-)
It lies like a shield on the balls...
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...and outside Pērle is calling - over and over again.
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20:16 Rio runs out of the nest when Pērle is approaching.

Pērle works the pine branch he brought with him into the nest and covers the eggs.
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...for now
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