Goshawk nest in Riga 2020

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Re: Goshawk nest in Riga 2020

Post by Polly » May 30th, 2020, 2:00 pm

Hello everybody :hi:

Yes, Boka adapts the nursery. :D


Little one is 3 weeks old today. :loveshower: A chick in need of cuddling but very bright!
Marbzy wrote:
May 9th, 2020, 2:47 pm
9 May
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(the new chick is the one on the right):
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Today ...

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(in front)
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Post by Polly » May 31st, 2020, 1:09 pm

May 31st

Boka also spent the night with her chicks in the nest.
She ruffles her feathers today. :D

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Mother and children look like Fluffy Balls ...tired Fluffy Balls.
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06:04:03 left past the tree.
06:04:05 out of the tree top ... both birds fly in the same direction. No crows. I think it is Lui and Boka.

But here:
06:19:31
A crow jumps around on Boka's branch. :rolleyes:
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Post by Polly » May 31st, 2020, 1:51 pm

06:22 Boka with food. Medium sized to larger bird I would say.
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The feedings are really without exception beautiful to look at. Sometimes the chicks are a bit stormy but never aggressive. It seems that it is not the chicks that set the pace here. They follow their mother. :innocent: They do not peck and do not bite.

Will it stay that way?

06:33 Boka pulls the food onto the nest edge and jumps onto her branch. Her chicks nag after her. :mrgreen:
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Post by Polly » May 31st, 2020, 2:58 pm

07:02 Boka jumps back into the nest.
The wind is strong and the croaking crows even irritate my mind. :rolleyes:

Boka finds moments for himself ... ...
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to rest...
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to watch ...
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Post by Polly » May 31st, 2020, 3:27 pm

07:26 Boka pulls the rest of the feed from the nesting beach - much to the delight of her chicks. :rotf:
This feeding takes longer than I would have expected. The last one was not long ago.

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07:57 button eye first withdraws, but then still takes a few bites.
08:09 both chicks turn off.

08:26
All six eyes are closed. A tit chirps .... :innocent:
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Post by Polly » May 31st, 2020, 3:43 pm

08:50 Boka leaves the nest.
08:57 she comes back with a birch branch.

In my opinion, Boka is conspicuously present in the nest today. I envy their perceptions. Everything seems peaceful to me - current. Not even the crows can be heard. But Boka watches over and fixes every movement around the nest. There may be a reason for your anxiety.

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10:01 a feeding with the rest of the feed. Little one has no interest.
10:23 Boka leaves her branch in the lower part of the area on the horizon.
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Post by Polly » May 31st, 2020, 5:36 pm

17:26 Two very relaxed siblings.
Boka wasn't in or at the nest yet. That doesn't mean she's not around. :whistling:

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Post by Polly » May 31st, 2020, 8:07 pm

18:54 mom back. :nod: The chicks don't notice or show no interest.
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Due to the zero reaction, rather that Boka only changed the location within the tree. Otherwise the excitement would be greater. :D
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Post by Polly » May 31st, 2020, 9:57 pm

20:14
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No changes so far. A quiet day for our hawk family in Riga. Boka has now taken her place on her branch and will hopefully watch over her children at night. :innocent:

21:58
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Post by aquiline » June 1st, 2020, 2:04 pm

they are growing so fast and they are soooo fluffy :loveshower:
thanks for all the pictures :2thumbsup:

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Post by Polly » June 1st, 2020, 10:05 pm

June 1st

:hi:

The development of the two is great to watch. :innocent:
The chicks are less than four weeks old .... The plumage grows almost every hour.
Buttoneye is increasingly on his feet and his sibling, who is two days younger, is taking great strides.

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When I looked briefly earlier (no detailed observation today), croaking crows flew around the nest. Little one was in the bowl, beeping. Button eye stood fearlessly on the nest's edge and just looked ... confident, without fear.

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Post by Polly » June 1st, 2020, 10:13 pm

Cuddling together is still very important to both of them. :nod:

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I keep thinking about what gender we have in these two chicks. It is difficult to say with hawks (is it?).
I have a suspicion ... a feeling but I'll keep that to myself. :D
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Post by Polly » June 1st, 2020, 11:47 pm

21:29 The wind is strong again. Not good for photos, but button eyes are a real pleasure! :2thumbsup:
The chick enthusiastically tests its wings ... strong and beautiful. It is the first time that I watch it here. So nice to look at ....

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Little one tries it right away, but it stays paddling. :rotf:
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As if comforting, button eyes tug his younger sibling gently on the head feathers ... beak and move to his side. :innocent:
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Post by Polly » June 2nd, 2020, 12:20 am

21:41 Boka comes back to the nest with prey. I would say an adult bird (pigeon, chicken?). According to the wing feathers. But I don't dare to make these claims.
21:41
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She only feeds Litlle one. Coincidence? However, it looks like she only offers the younger chick. Button eye often snaps unsuccessfully afterwards. No aggression ... no chopping after the sibling.
In the further course she chops off bites and holds them between both chicks. Button eye begins to orient itself towards the prey. The view is obscured but I suspect the chick is trying to take care of itself.

Also new ... it fixes every movement of its mother. Button eye goes head down and turns it. So look up at an angle and follow everything strangely inquisitive. Food no longer seems important - rather watch.
22:10
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It is so difficult to describe!!!! :dunno: You have to have seen it... :rolleyes:

Feeding has ended.
There is nothing left. When Boka leaves for her branch, both chicks do what only button eyes did before.
22:12
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Do you train your visual perceptions?

I don't know, but it's something new again. :book:

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Post by Dmtm2005 » June 2nd, 2020, 9:24 am

Good morning, :wave:

They are growing quickly, it will be great to determine their sex.

A big thank you polly for all the updates and pictures. :2thumbsup:
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Post by Polly » June 2nd, 2020, 11:08 pm

June 2nd

Hi :hi:

I had no opportunity to see earlier today. My rinse is just enough to be fed.

10:44 It is fed and again it is the younger Little one that actively uses the feed. Not exclusively but often. It is not clear whether it can actually separate bites.

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12:09 Boka flies sideways into the nest and puts a birch branch somewhat carelessly on the button eye. She gets an uncomprehending look from Junior. :D

Then 12:12 ... actually the chicks don't seem to be hungry but the button eye starts to peck at the food. Fine! :thumbs: Boka encourages it ... shows it and gives bites too. But it looks good!

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Post by Polly » June 2nd, 2020, 11:34 pm

15:38 Boka comes to the nest with prey. I can not say what is on the menu.
She puts the food down. Stand, look ... listen. The little ones greeted them expectantly, but have now let themselves be carried away to rest. They wait in the bowl for what happens - nothing. :rotf:
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Instead, Boka jumps onto her branch at 15:47.

Do we now have a new development in feeding? Boka did not actively feed but only provided the feed.
The chicks may learn to bite themselves.
?
Just a thought on my part.
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Post by Polly » June 2nd, 2020, 11:37 pm

As they stand ... :chick:

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... the tail feathers poke through and the button eye gets darker on the head. :innocent:

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16:53 ... Checked :laugh:
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Post by Polly » June 2nd, 2020, 11:51 pm

16:58 Boka comes into the nest from below. Stormy greetings and this time they are fed.

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Connoisseurs ... :innocent:

19:57
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20:17
(The eyes now seem the same :))
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Post by Polly » June 3rd, 2020, 12:01 am

20:44
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23:01 Boka jumps from the branch to her chicks. :innocent:
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23:26 And she stays ... . :2thumbsup:
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