Goshawk nest in Riga 2020

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Re: Goshawk nest in Riga 2020

Post by Polly » May 26th, 2020, 9:50 pm

Digestion is not hopeless. :thumbs:
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*to comfort :)
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Mama?
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(Boka also chose a place in the tree above the nest today.)
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Post by Polly » May 26th, 2020, 9:59 pm

21:09
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The chicks gnaw at something that came to daylight after Boka's clearing out. Whatever it is ... you better leave it? It shimmers green ... what could it be? On the other side is a discarded wing.
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Post by Polly » May 26th, 2020, 10:13 pm

21:35 Boka flies to her branch from a lower position. We see the protruding feather again. :nod:
(As well as 16:30. The hawk 18:57 had no feather sticking out? Correct?)

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21:38 away.

22.29 Short visit without food.
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Day of change today.
Hopefully the little ones will have a safe night. It looks like they have to sleep without a blanket today. :innocent:

Edit:
No, they don't have to! :loveshower:

22:43 Boka flew down from the tree. The little ones begged excitedly and Boka had trouble covering them under the chest. Now everything is good.
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Post by Polly » May 27th, 2020, 8:37 am

Good Morning :hi:

The day also begins for our hawks with the alarm clock.
03:50 rattles an alarm system. When the 03:54 is repeated, Boka gets up at 03:56. Button eye still sleeps like a big one with his head between the wings. :)

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03:57 everyone goes back to bed. :sleeping:
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Post by Polly » May 27th, 2020, 8:49 am

May 27th


05:39 is definitely the start of the day. Boka jumps on her branch. Behind her, the chick's low voices.

Bigger every day :innocent:
Button eye (tomorrow the chick is 3 weeks old)
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Post by Polly » May 27th, 2020, 9:05 am

05:41 Boka leaves the branch. It flies downwards.

Morning care continues ...
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... with toilet
The last feeding was 21 hours ago. Meat remains can still be digested.
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Little one snuggles his head under his sibling's chest.
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Post by Dmtm2005 » May 27th, 2020, 9:17 am

9.09 - 9.12

Boka really digging in nest bowl , whilst chicks at first balance on the nest edge :shock:

Thought at first Boka was maybe eating eggs but not sure , she definitely dug deep, her head and neck disappeared completely!

9.12
Boka returns to branch
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Post by Polly » May 27th, 2020, 9:23 am

07:26 Boka comes back with breakfast. Bigger bird, chicken?
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The little ones eat again with a lot of passion. 8-)
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Little one slips back into the nest bowl, but is too greedy to go back to Boka. The chick just jumps the distance. :D
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Post by Polly » May 27th, 2020, 9:41 am

Button's eye chops on his mother's beak if it takes too long for him.
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Meanwhile 07:51 The chicks withdraw. The harvests are full. Boka is somewhat indecisive. She keeps eating the rest of the food and putting it down again and offering it to her chicks. A few chunks are still being taken.
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This green and blue shimmer is still in the nest. :rolleyes: Does anyone have any idea what that is?

07:52 Boka leaves the nest. This time she leaves the rest of the prey in the nest.
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And again these crows ....
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Post by Polly » May 27th, 2020, 9:54 am

Back 07:59 with a birch branch.
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Boka's plumage has changed (recovered?) Since she no longer sits permanently on her chick.
She looks gorgeous and beautiful again :innocent: ... slim ( nearly). No longer like an exploded pillow. :rotf:
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Boka doesn't leave the nest. She stays with her chicks. :nod:
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Post by Polly » May 27th, 2020, 10:32 am

Dmtm2005 wrote:
May 27th, 2020, 9:17 am
9.09 - 9.12

Boka really digging in nest bowl , whilst chicks at first balance on the nest edge

Thought at first Boka was maybe eating eggs but not sure , she definitely dug deep, her head and neck disappeared completely!

9.12
Boka returns to branch
Good Morning :hi:

I don't really have an explanation for that either. I was scared yesterday, today it looked less stressed. :innocent: Although at 09:09 Boka almost threw her chicks over the edge. She pulled on a weave at the bottom of the nest floor, lifting the whole nest. :slap:

...ups
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The chicks escape from the earthquake. :D
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Curiosity is greater than fear. :innocent:
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Post by Polly » May 27th, 2020, 10:51 am

09:15 Boka comes back with an oak branch. She puts it down at the button eye and goes to the other side of the nest. Boka looks a bit nervous.
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Post by Polly » May 27th, 2020, 11:02 am

Little one goes to his older sibling, tugs him gently on the beak and lightly on the down, and lies close to him. :innocent: Probably they find their mother sectarian today.

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Boka flies back onto her branch.
09:18:33 out
09:18:40/41 a crack can be heard.
09:18:50 ... Boka loots on his own tree. :mrgreen:

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09:19:57, 09:20:50 calls of a hawk in the distance.
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Post by Dmtm2005 » May 27th, 2020, 11:21 am

:2thumbsup: Polly you do a great job :nod:
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Post by Polly » May 27th, 2020, 11:35 am

09:39 Boka pulls the rest of the feed from the nest's edge. The little one snatches it from her first, then it is taken away by the button eye. Boka takes it from the brawlers and feeds it.
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Dozing with a view. :shock: :laugh:
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Post by Polly » May 27th, 2020, 11:48 am

Bundle of joy. :innocent:
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Post by Polly » May 27th, 2020, 12:09 pm

10:22 Boka leaves the branch.
10:28 she is back with a medium bird.

Hm, their chicks are not interested.
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The two would rather doze on the edge of the nest. Button eye starts chattering. It sounds cute. :innocent:
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Post by Polly » May 27th, 2020, 12:19 pm

10:32 Boka leaves the nest via a branch.
Her chicks follow her with her eyes. :innocent:
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And again spectacle of the crows ... :rant:

10:33:36 Boka's call comes from close range. It keeps the crows away from the nest. She tries but she is always closely followed.
10:34:06 she hectically returns to the nest.
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I have to go.
See you again tomorrow!
:wave:


Ps: calls of a hawk 10:52:58 - 10:53:07 at a distance.
(Boka in the nest)
I only hear it because I wear headphones even though dog barking is getting tiring. I don't know if there is another couple ... how big is the area?
I assume that it is Lui. :innocent:
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Post by Polly » May 27th, 2020, 11:10 pm

I would like to add a wonderful moment of the day today. :innocent:
There were no posts here and after work in the neighboring forum I made myself smart about the day .... best regards to all of you observers in the DB forum .... :2thumbsup:

Our wonderful Lui dared to take care of his children very close today. :mrgreen:


I was so happy to see him! :loveshower:



(I noticed that the resolution was so far very bad for large monitors. I'm sorry ... please point this out to me. I fight with little idea and an old tablet. I hope it is better now. Otherwise my resources are exhausted ...)

Well ... I often wrote that Boka hissed him away. Now we have the answer why we can no longer see Lui. It is not only because of the overpowering of the chicks but also that Boka Lui no longer accepts in the nest.

He is a touching father ... He knows that he is undesirable. Nevertheless, it comes to the nest and discards food. Why? Because of the presence of the crows? Does his instinct say that Boka has to stay with the chicks instead of flying out to get food? Is it a wish to take care of the chicks?


Good night. :wave:
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Post by Lubaska » May 27th, 2020, 11:20 pm

Polly wrote:
May 27th, 2020, 8:49 am
Bigger every day :innocent:
Wow, they are so big already!
I have seen them a week or 6 days ago. What a change! :2thumbsup:

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