Goshawk nest in Riga 2020 - 2021

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20:14 - 19 H44 sends gentle "Gjak" from the area. Probably both are (still) present.

20:19:52 What kind of tone was that? Only briefly.

Hopefully not our voice-plagued H21.




I already wish you a good night. My alarm clock is going to ring again.

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Edit:
21:32 Fireworks again.

When I heard soft beeps, I picked up my headphones. Yes, there was shy beeping (not goshawk) ... birds feel afraid.

By the way, it cracks everywhere. It's dark but the bear is tapping in the undergrowth. :laugh:
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Well, making a mistake in something fundamental I don't like. I am not a professional ornithologist but I am with a good dedication.

This is ear training and here the one who has more dedication and tenacity is you. We have become accustomed to the fact that in the nest H21 defended and H44 provided food with its soft and tender calls. Now the roles have changed, he has to establish himself in the territory and his voices have changed, he is more energetic and I have recorded that moment of about 17 ' which is a good acoustic resource of his new situation. It had been a long time since he hadn't listened to them that often.

I have seen photos of goshawks breeding in their second year with the body half between adult and young and I expected something like that. Although I would like to see a current view of H44 from the front, anyway an adult goshawk is spectacular and those eyes captivate you when they become intense as if they were the flames of a fireplace.

They continue to teach us a lot and you have to be there to take advantage of it.

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September 11th

:hi:
I'm just coming back from work and have to wind too much. Very thin today ... hardly any calls, no activity?

Can that be right? :puzzled:

Well, today doesn't seem like a good day to get a portrait.
I only have two moments:

07:40:01 Whatever it is, that call sounded just like yesterday's. (20:19:52) Strange.

13:29:08 - 26 H44 may be removed and excited.



I'll give up the bobbin and at least see the evening. Maybe I'll be more lucky to get a good sign from our H's.

Maybe ... .
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19:12:06 - 10 H21 (?) In the area. Sounds relaxed.

19:20:21 - 43 H44 begins with 'Gjak', then shouts follow.

19:21:21 - 33 again.
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September 12th

My Goshawk TV is on. Today's program is very quiet again. :sleeping:

11: 44: 15/16 First climax with two short sounds, clear and close. I think H44.

I'm a little worried about H21. She sounded so exhausted the last few times.
If I was wrong yesterday, H21 was last heard 2 days ago.

Maybe the H's will get into the normal cycle after the last intensive phase of strengthening their bonds. He says that Goshawk are loners outside of the breeding season.

I hope ... :unsure:
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14:07:36 - 41 Nice, clear call with 'announcement'. I think H44 again.

Before that, crows were nagging along the way.

No answer ... nothing followed.
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15: 57/58 Jay or Woodpecker ???
These two drive me crazy. :rotf:

Our H21 ... finally a sure sign! :loveshower:

15:58:10 - 16:04:36/37
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16:05:13-18, 26-28, 31-41

These calls approach the nest tree. Sound excited.

I'm not sure whether it's H44 or H21. Tend to H44 - voice is not so voluminous.

16: 06: 00/01 H21, sure
Long tone followed by short

16:07:06 - 11 of their calls recede

16: 08: 18/19 H21 with removal

.... approaching the nest tree by '25

16:08:28 lands in the tree. To hear, not to see.
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I think H21 calls for H44.

16: 09: 20/21, 40/41

16:10:00 gently ... she can do it too. :innocent:
16:10: 22/23, 48-51 more forcefully

16:11:02 - 06 H44 answers, removed....'09 'Gjak' (still removed)

I'm relieved to hear both of them. :bow:
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16: 12: 21/22, 42-44, 13: 221/22, 14: 00/01
H21 has apparently moved the voice to H44.

Too bad ... the other way around would have been better for us.
I was hoping to meet the H's here. :whistling:
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Well, the presence of our H's has become so familiar and natural to me, but I have completely forgotten one aspect ... suppressed - change - nest! :slap:

Goshawk like to use different nests. I don't hope it's that far yet.

16:26 torrential rain sets in.

By the way, the weather in Riga is often identical to ours here in Schleswig Holstein!
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19:13:20 - 17:19 - 24 H21 moves from near into distance, calling.
Maybe contact calls to H44, mostly short calls. Only the first and the last calls were longer.

They are still looking for contact with each other.

I wonder how to imagine the description of 'loner'. Why should a couple break the bond for a short time in fall / winter? Of course there aren't any intense activities, but I think these couples are still together in a different way. Why shouldn't they?

I envision couples embarking on migration. Return in the spring but in my opinion are only tied to the nest. We have seen Osprey who would have entered into any other bond ... until the partner of the previous year came and claimed this nest too. You don't disdain other partners. They just want to defend their nest.
That just occurred to me.

Goshawk do not migrate. In this way, a bond can be maintained through closeness. Also outside the active breeding season. After all, both are interested in consolidating their territory.
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Normally at this time they expand territory in search of prey but if they are not scarce or they are not far they stay close.

The camera reveals details of their relationship, but we must remember that the urban is different.

In Peregrine falcons it is said that the owner of the territory is the male, in Goshawks it is not described. If the two are there, they get closer and call each other in late autumn or early winter after the cold and sunny days are making their flights of heat.

At the moment they have more activity than the other couples at this time.

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September 13th

Good evening together, Emiliano! :hi:
At the moment they have more activity than the other couples at this time.
Yes, when I think of the silence that was here in the station a year ago. I sat with my headphones on every day, listening to every detail ... so often for nothing. :rotf:


I am of course prepared for the fact that it can happen every day that our H's “go backwards” in their actions. And actually they do it too, but H44 and H21 are still present and never tire of witnessing their partnership and seeking mutual closeness. :nod:
I cannot judge whether it is something extraordinary. This form of constant observation via webcam does not exist that often or for so long. In the wild, an observer would have to move into the area to see and hear what we can do from the comfort of home.

Definitely a very, very good thing! I hope the camera is preserved. :innocent:
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For today I only have the morning, then I had to go to work. Emiliano, was there something that afternoon? Just in case you've noticed something ... not that I expect you to see all the time. I'm too tired to wind it all up. Just checked it out quickly ... :blush:

Let's go ..

07:48:34 - 39 call in the area
07:49:54 - 50:00 The same call only now far away. I suspected H44.
(there were other calls of this kind)

08:28:12 - 16 ... back in the field

08:42:29 - 34 too

09:46:02 - 06 and removed again

This H is, so to speak, very volatile. :laugh:
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09:51:35 - 54:47 Our H's can be heard here.
H44 is first active with lovely 'gjaks'. In the following we both hear ... each other affectionate and calm. :innocent:
H21 inspires again with their 'squeak' (not the long tone), which they started sometime in the middle of the season.

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09:57 H44 is still present

10:36 H44 can be heard close by ... a short call and an answer comes from distant
10:41 H44 again with a short call

11:45 It is raining heavily and H44 can still be heard in the rear area.

Hm ... that was it. :unsure:

Good night everyone!
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September 14th

Hello together, Emiliano! :innocent:

Bad timing today - for me (I can only rewind and maybe miss a lot) but also for our H's.

H44 to hear closely and calmly: 08:46, 10:48

16:43 Now H21 is calling
16:47 can still be heard

The wind pulls the strings well, but you can still hear a crack.
I would never blaspheme ... but H21 can't hide their movements between the branches.

16:54:52 A 'gjak' from H21? Yes. :innocent:


Has anyone found anything in the day?
Even when I rewind ... I'm sure something will be lost. :rolleyes:
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17:41:15 H44 'Gjak'

Possibly, as is so often the case, both of our H's are present for a long time in silence. :innocent:

17:44:52 - 54 H44 contacted further

17:45:30 It squeaks :laugh: :2thumbsup:

H21 now uses this squeaking sound (again) in addition to the long begging tone

17:46:15 - 17 H44

17:46:25 - 29 H21

Background noises strong but easy to hear.

Both are not near the nest.
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H21 continues calling but H44 no longer seems to be present.

Calls from H21 to 17:51:09.
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