Eagle Owl Nest 2017-2020

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Re: Eagle Owl Nest 2017-2020

Post by Polly » April 15th, 2020, 10:32 am

Good morning :hi:
Hellem :2thumbsup: :)

Yes, evening visit from 21:10 to 21:15 :)

Bubo climbs directly into his pit starts his short, obligatory nest work.

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Shortly afterwards he just stands in his deep hole and calls out.

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21:13 And he goeth out of his pit, and calleth out into the wood before the nest.

21:15:23 He flieth back in haste. It seemed as though he had become sensitive.

His calls last until 23:05. :faint:

Further calls during the night 23:17 - 00:10, 01:05 -01:07 (very far away), 01:13 -01:16 and 04:43 - 04:57 individual calls from a great distance.

Unfortunately no more visits.

The forest was very sleepy tonight. Not a single sound could be heard. Only at 05:24 the usual morning bird started its song (You can set the clock after it. :laugh: )
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Post by Polly » April 15th, 2020, 10:06 pm

April 15th

Evening visit with prey from 21:06 to 21:07


Bubo brings a gift.

He proudly puts it down in front of the corner and looks around expectantly.
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I feel so sorry for him ... :unsure:

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21:07 he also flies away again.

He will come back.
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Post by Polly » April 15th, 2020, 10:53 pm

I wonder what difference it makes to Bubo whether he puts his prey in front of the corner or sticks it up to the inside ... . *pensive *
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Post by Polly » April 16th, 2020, 8:25 am

April 16th

Night visit from 00:55 to 01:39

00:55 Bubo lands behind the nest edge. Maybe there is a branch of a tree there or he can hold on to it well. He has sat there several times before.

Step by step, hop by hop, Bubo approaches his prey with a critical look. :whistling:

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Post by Polly » April 16th, 2020, 8:37 am

Then follows a few minutes of unrest.
A bit like my dog when he gets a fleshy bone and he runs around restlessly with it because he doesn't know where to hide it. :laugh:

Bubo picks up his prey, puts it down again...look. Picks it up again and carries it first to the hollow, puts it down again ... picks it up again and then walks with it towards the nest edge. He puts it down in front of it, stands and calls. :rolleyes:

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Post by Polly » April 16th, 2020, 8:44 am

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Post by Polly » April 16th, 2020, 8:57 am

01:00 The decision has been made.
After five minutes Bubo decided not to leave this rodent to posterity and prefers to eat it himself.

Meal bubo! :D

*swallow once
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*swallow twice
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That was tasty. 8-)
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Post by Polly » April 16th, 2020, 9:16 am

01:01 then somewhat indecisive looks over the nest until he jumps 01:02 onto the nest rim.

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Bubo the connoisseur will now take his time for over half an hour to digest and clean up extensively. :)

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Post by Polly » April 16th, 2020, 9:23 am

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Post by Polly » April 16th, 2020, 9:27 am

Done. :D

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01:38 then the first call again.
01:39:00 It looks like Bubo has discovered something and is chasing after it.
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Post by Polly » April 16th, 2020, 8:56 pm

I just got home from work, turned on the camera and it caught my eye. :loveshower:

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Without my scrawl... .

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I haven't looked to see if Bubo had come yet... ...make a quick lunch, the camera's rolling.
A sign... I would like to believe it! :loveshower:

Later then maybe (hopefully) more. :nod:
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Post by Polly » April 16th, 2020, 10:47 pm

I went through the day with extra headphones-- no sound from Bubo.
Just a biting wind. :rolleyes:

But he's cute. Although very macabre directly at Bubo's nest.

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The morning bird? Sounded like that. :)
I was always unsure whether blackbird or throttle.

So far Bubo has not been at the nest.
(But he was heard between 21:25 and 21:40)

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Post by Polly » April 18th, 2020, 10:16 pm

April 18th

We had a very counted visit from Bubo last night. :whistling:

Exactly 60 seconds... one minute...

03:50:26 to 03:51:26

Bubo was calm... No screaming, nothing. :innocent:
He just sat quietly on the edge of the nest. Not even the nest interested him.

Bubo looked in these two directions without interruption during this time.

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Post by Hellem » April 18th, 2020, 11:34 pm

:hi:

22:54 - 23:01 Bubo :D

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Post by Polly » April 19th, 2020, 7:30 pm

Bubo's getting moody. :rotf:

Hellem, thanks for the time stamp. :2thumbsup:
Well, today I took it easy and didn't look until around noon. Unfortunately an hour late. I could not spool enough. :rolleyes:
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Post by Hellem » April 22nd, 2020, 10:31 pm

April 22

:hi:

22:26 I opened the cam and at the same moment Bubo landed on the nest rim :D
22:30 He jumped on the nest and took the hidden prey :laugh:
22:31 He flew away with his prey

I scrolled back and found his coming 8-)
21:41 Bubo brought the small bird and hid it
21:45 After calling on the nest he flew away

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Post by Polly » April 22nd, 2020, 11:03 pm

Hellem :2thumbsup:

I saw the hiding earlier. It was a coincidence that I still opened the camera after work and that's where Bubo came with the loot. I was almost scared ... he was not there for 2 days. :faint:
Unfortunately, I have somewhat unsightly turbulence at the moment. I can look but I lack time and free moments to document. My photo folder and notebook is getting thicker every day (including Teo and Vita, Boka and Lui ...).

I'm sorry and I'm really happy to see that Bubo is still being watched. Although the chances are zero for a good season.

Thank you very much for your attention!
From my heart ... :)
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Post by Hellem » April 22nd, 2020, 11:15 pm

Polly :wave: :D

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Post by Hellem » April 23rd, 2020, 10:26 pm

April 23

:hi:

22:15 - 22:19 Bubo :D

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Post by Polly » April 23rd, 2020, 10:54 pm

Hellem, I still have the pictures from last night. :slap: :rotf: I'll make up for it in the morning. :)

A gift that the camera still runs ... THANKS to all involved ! :loveshower:

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For me all fundraisers are so confusing.
I would like to help but unfortunately I cannot differentiate.
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