Goshawk nest in Riga 2020

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Goshawk nest in Riga 2020

Post by Bea » March 27th, 2020, 1:55 pm

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Informations as soon as they are available in English

YouTube camera link:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9WfUw51PJzw

YoutTube channel of Latvijas Dabas fonds:
https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCIcQwg ... hMBclDJENw

In case the youtube address of the stream should change, you can find the actual one on the channel

Link to Goshawk topic in Latvian Dabasdati forum:
https://forums.dabasdati.lv/viewtopic.php?f=29&t=4043
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Post by Bea » March 27th, 2020, 1:55 pm

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Main events 2020

Egg #1 laid --- 25. March (already in nest when camera was installed)
Egg #2 laid --- 28. March
Egg #3 laid --- 31. March
Egg #4 laid --- 3. April
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Post by Bea » March 27th, 2020, 1:56 pm

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One egg and one adult Goshawk

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Post by Sonchik » March 27th, 2020, 3:39 pm

:hi:
Impudent titmouses. :laugh:
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Post by guest » March 29th, 2020, 12:15 am

March 28

Hello! already two eggs :loveshower:

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Post by Liz01 » March 29th, 2020, 8:08 am

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March 29th, 2020, 12:15 am
...........Hello! already two eggs :loveshower:
guest, that are great news! thank you very much :2thumbsup:

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Post by Polly » April 14th, 2020, 5:33 pm

It is difficult for me to distinguish between males and females. But I read that females are bigger here too.

Is it true that no food is brought into the nest during the breeding season?
I have not observed the female being fed. :puzzled:
08:24 The male (?) without food. Short sightseeing and away again.

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I find the nest very sporadic. There is almost no soft nesting material. Of course, it will work but Goshawks seem to prefer the simple style.

11:54 the eggs are left alone.
I had almost ruled that out until then. It was already lucky that the parents moved completely up from the eggs at all. :rotf:
I suspect that male sat until then.

It's four eggs, by the way. :nod:

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Post by Polly » April 14th, 2020, 5:45 pm

12:02 Is it the female?
She comes even without food, plucks at his head...at his wing feathers - darling, time to go. :mrgreen:

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Post by Polly » April 14th, 2020, 8:28 pm

*tired :)
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*tailwind :D
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*Chain Saw :slap:
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Post by Polly » April 15th, 2020, 12:33 pm

April 15th

08:48 Change
It'll take me a while to tell the males from the females. I suspect the female is coming to replace the male.
This time no tender plucking of the feathers but the female tactic seems to be to nag and pushed her partner out of the nest. :mrgreen:

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08:56:01 Calls of the partner from a distance
I took a link to help...
https://www.deutsche-vogelstimmen.de/habicht/?type1530
all the calls sound almost similar. I still think they were distress calls. :book:
The female is still somewhat nervous in the nest for many minutes, looks around a lot and listens very carefully. Only later she becomes visibly more relaxed. :innocent:

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Post by Polly » April 15th, 2020, 12:49 pm

09:28 she meticulously and impatiently nests them on a soft piece of bark (?) It doesn't seem to fit anywhere well. :laugh:

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09:42 short call from the partner (?)
10:17:20 call, get up... She lies down again and scoffs the eggs.
The plumage is wet. Perhaps she would like to fly out.

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10:32 Replacement comes into the nest - and flies away again with calls.

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So no change. :rolleyes:
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Post by Abigyl » April 15th, 2020, 7:25 pm

Thanks for this nice nest with a beautiful couple. :thumbs:

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Post by Polly » April 15th, 2020, 9:42 pm

In the meantime, I've been digging around in some information.

Dear neighbor forum ... again and I love greetings and thank you for your commitment. :nod:
(If anyone reads here - please correct me if I write/think something wrong)

We have here Lui (the male) and Boka (the female).
I noticed the interesting back of her head. The drawing of cross spiders came to my mind.
In fact, this drawing is really a distinguishing feature.
Lui has a wider grey horizontal stripe at the back of her head than Boka.

I could also read that this pair is very special.
Boka defends very aggressively.

My thought ...After the events of the last year we are a bit irritated about Goshawks.
They've been robbing...taking... ...me too. :unsure:

I still want to get to know these animals (that's why!)

In any case, I am very curious about the colours and the atmosphere in sunlight. :rotf:

This eternal wet grey puts a negative Karma on the nest and Boka is so brave ... . :)
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Post by Marbzy » April 18th, 2020, 11:11 pm

18 April: One, two, three, four! All the eggs are present:
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:hi: I'm just checking if everything's fine here.

I can't 'do' or even help with another nest, but my fingers are crossed for its success. I agree that witnessing last year's events, in particular the triple 'murder' of near-fledgelings in the Finnish osprey nest was heart-breaking, but there are no better or worse, beautiful or ugly species - there are different species with different survival strategies, and they all deserve our respect).

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Post by Polly » April 19th, 2020, 8:56 pm

Marbzy :hi:

Yes, everyone is still there. :)
If I am properly informed, hatching is expected to begin between April 26th and 28th. Maybe earlier. The hatching area of ​​these hawks is very large at 28 to 38 days.

Until then, I will continue to practice differentiating between Boka and Luijs. It is not easy. :whistling: :)
Yes Marbzy, I was very moved last season. The hawks were predatory in many nests. I didn't want to accept why. I was angry.
A few days ago I left a member's post here to another nest. (Black Stork) We should take into account that the hawks also suffer from a lack of food, which makes them more aggressive. Yes, we shouldn't forget that.
I haven't posted many of my notes and photos in the past 2 days. I have very unfortunate working hours.
But I stay tuned. :thumbs: :nod:
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Post by guest » April 22nd, 2020, 10:32 pm

April 22

Hello all!
today's events/video 7.56 :D /

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