Golden Eagle Webcam Nest 1 2024

A webcam on a Golden Eagle Nest in Soomaa region
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Golden Eagle Webcam Nest 1 2024

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Golden Eagle Webcam Nest 1 2024
Kalju(male) and Helju(female)


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Introduction (Written by Triin viewtopic.php?p=838616#p838616)

The golden eagle nest camera is situated in a remote bog in Soomaa National Park (https://kaitsealad.ee/en/protected-area ... ional-park). This territory has been known since the second half of the 20th century when the legendary Estonian naturalist Viktor Masing (1925-2001) found a golden eagle's nest there. During the last quarter of a century, the golden eagles have had at least four nests in this area. The nest seen in the camera has been used by eagles since 2011, and a total of four eaglets have fledged here - the most recent in 2020, when we first observed this nest with a nest camera. All four nestlings have been ringed here and one of them has been seen later. The eaglet from 2014 was found deceased in Poland in 2015.

The golden eagles start decorating the nest with fresh branches already in late winter. Usually, the eggs are laid in the second half of March, but it is not uncommon for the so-called non-nesting seasons, when the nest is decorated with fresh branches, but no eggs are laid. There are up to two eggs in the golden eagle brood and the chick(s) hatch in late April. In general, however, only one eaglet fledges, even if originally two hatched. The weaker chick usually dies because of food deprivation.

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Previous seasons
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2020 season
1st egg - March 11, 2nd egg - March 15
1st chick hatched - April 21, 2nd chick - exact hatching date unknown (died probably because of food deprivation)
1st chick was ringed May 29 and fledged July 3

2021 season
1st egg - March 21. Egg was broken by the female on April 5th.

2022 season
1st egg - March 15, 2nd egg - March 19
1st chick hatch - April 25; 2nd chick hatch - April 27 (dies May 11)
Chick, named as Margit ringed in May 22 and fledged in July 9

2023 season
No eggs laid, spring behaviour like new nest somewhere else, but later that was not proofed.
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Season 2024

3.03.24 Cam started to work
15.03.24 The first egg
19.03.24 The second egg
One egg disappeared
26.04.24 Little eaglet hatched
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March 6

:hi: 9:43 - 9:49 Helju (?) brought a stick, worked and tested the nest bowl :D
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Hellem wrote: March 6th, 2024, 1:24 pm ... :hi: 9:43 - 9:49 Helju (?) brought a stick, worked and tested the nest bowl :D
Hellem :hi: that is Kalju :D

Here you can see the difference in beak shape between female and male. Another clue is that Helju's tail feathers are still significantly lighter than Kalju's. And on Helju's right leg you can see part of a metal ring. It is sometimes covered in feathers
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Diet of Golden Eagle in Estonia
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Golden Eagle Ring colors
https://www.kotkas.ee/klubi/rongastamine



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He flew behind the trees
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the video from this visit. He was calling a few times, after his departure
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Hello everyone
Happy to start a new season :loveshower:

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This is a photo of them in 2022..

Thank you, Hellem, Liz :D
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March 7th.

ellie :D :hi:

Ell M wrote:
11:25/26 11:25/26 a very nice bird visited the nest
11:32 he left

that looks like a juvenile Hawfinch (Coccothraustes coccothraustes) EDIT: on March 13! it is a female Crossbill (YT-chat Boerje)

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11:30 Kalju comes home. He is calling
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Huge crop on him :2thumbsup:
11:31 he flew on the curved branch
and flew away
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11:34 Helju? and a begging juvenile can be heard. :innocent:
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11:40 GE is calling Helju?

Tanya Don
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that looks like our Helju.
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It's her :loveshower:
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I think she lost the part of ring :puzzled:

11:43 she is digging in the nest bowl
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11:44 she jumps on the curved branch
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11:49 flew away
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11:52 Kalju with a twig
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11:53 went on the curved branch and flew off

11:58 brings a bunch straw
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11:58 jumps on the curved branch
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11:59 flew away
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video Arrival both, branches are brought, 11:34 you can heart begging calls
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March 8th

Good Morning :hi:

8:01 Kalju brings a small green twig
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8:02 he is calling and looks to the left
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working in the nest bowl, calls again
8:03:01 is digging in the nest bowl and settles down
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8:04 Helju is calling and comes home with a green twig. Her ring is still on her right leg
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Kalju jumps on the left branch
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8:05 he flew away
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8:05 short digging, then she settles down
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8:08 she stands up and turns
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8:16:31 she jumps on the curved branch and is calling
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8:29 Arrival Kalju with a green branch
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