Latvian Golden Eagle Nest

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Post by Black swan » May 21st, 2020, 5:56 pm

May, 21.
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Little one ate well today,
even bigger bites
Hare on the menu, he/she loves this hare meat
At the end nibble on a large bone :shake: (17:21)

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Post by Black swan » May 21st, 2020, 9:09 pm

:wave:
Weather was bad today, a lot of rain and wind.
The egg has disappeared.
Think it's broken and kicked, now buried in the nestbowl or so...
Spilve and the chick harmonize better and better when feeding.
Little one will be much bigger tomorrow :D

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Post by Tatyana » May 22nd, 2020, 9:33 am

22nd of May
Hello everybody! :hi:
8:27 "Mom, I want to eat again!"
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Post by Black swan » May 22nd, 2020, 3:59 pm

Hello :hi:

Virsis brought new prey at 15:09, looks huge, another hare?
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Spilve working hard on leg of the big bird
She doesn't notice how the end (the foot)
bangs against the chick again and again... :slap:

Little One is not amused and gets angry
tries to bite and bonking the foot
Funny scenes especially between 15:12 and 15:13 :laugh:

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Post by Dmtm2005 » May 22nd, 2020, 8:11 pm

6.08pm bst

Spilve picked at ‘fox cub’ and took some too little one who was not interested at all ! , doesn’t seem him/herself, just lying down not responding to food or mum .

Hope all is ok and chick maybe just not hungry 🤞🏼
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Post by Black swan » May 22nd, 2020, 8:31 pm

Think our Baby is doing well,
Little one ate quite well, but it seems to me, not everything tastes equally good :mrgreen:
small bites are often spit out...
Feeding around 19:50, he/she shows a nice crop :thumbs:

At 20:02 Virsis brought something into the nest
Very difficult to see.
Probably 2 little birds or other small animals, Spilve got up and examined curiously.
Susccessively took 2 of them in her beak. (20:04)

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Post by Tatyana » May 23rd, 2020, 9:59 am

May, 23rd
Hello everybody! :hi:
Spilve closely monitors the environment and shelters the chick from possible enemies.

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Post by Marfo » May 23rd, 2020, 10:21 am

Black swan wrote:
May 22nd, 2020, 8:31 pm
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At 20:02 Virsis brought something into the nest
Very difficult to see.
Probably 2 little birds or other small animals, Spilve got up and examined curiously.
Susccessively took 2 of them in her beak. (20:04)
Thank you Black swan :thumbs: At least one of the birds was still alive, I saw just now.

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Post by Dmtm2005 » May 23rd, 2020, 11:09 am

8.45 bst
Chick all alone and lots of bird activity/ noise from near nest , crow or possibly Buzzard in area, chick lies low.

8.55 bst
Still no parent bird in sight , suddenly very loud shrill noises from very near nest I think it’s a buzzard , chick staying low and still , then parent bird screeching definitely alarmed.

Other bird Scared off , think a possible disaster has been averted .

Parent bird arrives back

Can anyone listen back and confirm what they think the predator may have been ?

Too much carrion in nest must be an attraction for danger !
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Post by Marfo » May 23rd, 2020, 12:18 pm

Dmtm2005 wrote:
May 23rd, 2020, 11:09 am
8.45 bst
Chick all alone and lots of bird activity/ noise from near nest , crow or possibly Buzzard in area, chick lies low.

8.55 bst
Still no parent bird in sight , suddenly very loud shrill noises from very near nest I think it’s a buzzard , chick staying low and still , then parent bird screeching definitely alarmed.

Other bird Scared off , think a possible disaster has been averted .
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Can anyone listen back and confirm what they think the predator may have been ?
At 8:45 and 8:55 kid is fed by mum. So I don't know at what time you saw this? Please note the camera time* you see bottom left of the screen so every one in the world knows at what time things happened.
I've wondered what you mean by 'bst', your local time maybe?
* camera time is local Latvian time.
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Post by Dmtm2005 » May 23rd, 2020, 12:25 pm

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I've wondered what you mean by 'bst', your local time maybe?


Sorry Marfo bst does mean British summer time , sorry for the confusion. we are 2hours behind so 10.45 - 10.55 :blush:
Would be great if you could check for what I heard.
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Post by Marfo » May 23rd, 2020, 1:24 pm

Dmtm2005 wrote:
May 23rd, 2020, 12:25 pm
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I've wondered what you mean by 'bst', your local time maybe?

Sorry Marfo bst does mean British summer time , sorry for the confusion. we are 2hours behind so 10.45 - 10.55 :blush:
Would be great if you could check for what I heard.
Ah British time, I thought so. No problem, we all have to learn the tricks of this forum :nod: A few years ago I was also new and didn't even know how a forum worked Image

What you heard is not a Buzzard nor any other bird of prey. It sounds familiar but a bit strange. Could be an alarm call of a Lapwing or some bird imitating that. There are several birds around that can do that very well, a Jay for instance :laugh:

Tip: On Xeno-canto you can find all sorts of bird sounds recorded by experts in the field. Just fill in the Dutch, English or latin name in the field at the top. But maybe you already know that...

https://www.xeno-canto.org/species/Vanellus-vanellus
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Post by Black swan » May 23rd, 2020, 2:13 pm

:hi:
a wonderful day today in nest

Baby seems to have grown, it dozes most time in partial shade
Spilve is on the road every now and then :mrgreen:
Virsis has been twice for a short visit to the nest


Spilve back with greenery
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Spilve testing the sunbrella
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14:20 another short visit by Virsis

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Post by Tatyana » May 23rd, 2020, 6:55 pm

Evening idyll: “How beautiful you are!” :D

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Post by Black swan » May 23rd, 2020, 7:06 pm

19:02:55 Virsis brings new prey. Another large bird with long legs?

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he stopped the idyll :whistling:

Virsis off 19:03
Spilve checked it out what Virsis brought, looks really huge

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19:08 feeding begins...

...and ends 19:26, little one looks well fed

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Post by Dmtm2005 » May 24th, 2020, 11:40 am

Sunday May 24th

11.24
Just logged on and chick hungrily being fed fed , great angle and view , joy to watch.

11.29
That’s it mum I’ve had enough

11.30
Mum tidied around nest

And now time for a sit down together.

Cuckoo calling can be heard throughout.
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Post by Marfo » May 24th, 2020, 2:57 pm

24.05.2020

14:40 Virsis brings prey, a fox again?

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Post by Black swan » May 24th, 2020, 3:03 pm

:wave:
Thanks Marfo, so I don't need my picture :thumbs:
I also thought a fox.
Anyway it has fur, is brownish and has more than 2 legs, :D

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Post by asteria » May 24th, 2020, 4:13 pm

Did they catch foxes or is it a roadkill?

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Post by Marfo » May 24th, 2020, 4:15 pm

15:49
Sleeping arm-in-arm with the fox :D

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