Wojtek wrote: ↑September 3rd, 2018, 6:05 pm
Marfo mentioned there were a lot of calls by Honey Buzzards today. But there were also calls by Greater Spotted Eagles (Tiiu). The short version of the alarm calls by GSEs is similar to the HB call:
Marfo wrote: ↑September 3rd, 2018, 8:19 pm
I had no idea the calls of these birds are so similar . So I am not sure now what I heard although I checked xeno-canto directly. Did you hear a Honey Buzzard today?
Yes, I think so. There were a lot of calls today by Honey Buzzards and by GSEs. In fact, I suspected that the eaglet stayed on the nest most of the day because of those alarm calls by (most likely) Tiiu. The eaglet clearly reacted to those calls because it was looking up and turning its head to see what was above trees. I wonder if a fledgling GSE is able to distinguish between HB calls and GSE calls.
19:17 Tõnn brought a vole
19:18 The eaglet arrived, Tõnn left quickly
19:26 Tõnnipoeg swallowed the last morsels and flew away
19:28 He/she landed on the spruce tree on the left and after some seconds flew away