Latvian Osprey nest 2019-2020

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Re: Latvian Osprey nest 2019-2020

Post by balistar » June 6th, 2020, 2:22 am

21.01 Vita finished her night meal and flew off for a short "walk" and stretch
a big tailpart of the huge fish is left and is laying on the side of the nest

the little one still has this piece hanging on the side of its beak :laugh:
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21.02 Vita back, she cleaned the nestbowl, picked up some crumbs
the chick managed to shake off this piece, Vita grabbed it and fed it to the chick :D
then Vita settled in to cover eggs and chick
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21.30 Teo dropped down to the nest, took the remain fish, said "good night" to family and flew off with
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Post by balistar » June 6th, 2020, 2:31 am

21.42 - 21.53
it started slightly but constantly raining, Vita's plumage is covered with raindrops. A few times she shaked the water off and changed position, rolled the eggs and the chick also had to find always a new position. Vita cares for the eggs and the chick to keep them warm and dry.

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Good night :offtobed:

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Post by balistar » June 6th, 2020, 6:54 am

Good morning :hi:

It was a short stormy night
03.50 breaking dawn
04.02 chick pooped out from under Mom's belly in a big arc to a branch on nest edge :mrgreen:
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04.49 Vita up and flies off
04.50 Vita back
04.51 Vita chirps
04.52 Vita moves sticks, branches and bark while sitting on the eggs and the chick
05.13 Vita closes her eyes and naps again

05.22 - 05.42 beautiful sunrise behind the clouds
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05.49 Teo comes flying with a complicated stick, Vita saw him already seconds before
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Post by balistar » June 6th, 2020, 7:04 am

05.49 Teo floats down to nest with this stick in his both claws
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Vita turns a bit aside to give him space :D
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Teo shows us his impressive wingspan
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Post by balistar » June 6th, 2020, 7:21 am

Teo waited, a bit impatient, wanted to see if there is probably another hatch

05.52 finally Vita got up and he looks at his chick and still the two eggs
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Vita flew off for her break and Teo sat down to brood

05.54 Teo up again and changing position
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06.02 cam is shaking, Vita is back - on the cam stand
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06.03 Vita drops down to nest and is starting an extensive preening, Teo still perfectly on the eggs and chick

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Post by balistar » June 6th, 2020, 7:29 am

06.11 Teo wants to get up a few times, but Vita calmy preens :mrgreen:
the chick was briefly awake, with all those interruptions of his father, now lays its head on one of the eggs :innocent:
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06.13 now Teo, a bit restless, got up - Vita still is preening :laugh:
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06.15 Teo flies off, Vita goes covering eggs and chick

06.37 Vita closes her eyes again and does it like her chick - snoozing another round :D
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Wish all a good day :wave:

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Post by Abigyl » June 6th, 2020, 3:27 pm

Congratulations to our dear owner of the nest and his young wife, first time Mom :loveshower:

I wish them an easy season with 3 healthy :chick: :chick: :chick:

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Post by Abigyl » June 6th, 2020, 4:05 pm

15:35 Mom is feeding her first baby :bounce: she is doing it well :thumbs:

16:00 the whole family is on the nest, while Vita is eating.
Baby looks very big already, it is strong and wants to move, crop is full!!

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Post by Floppy Fish » June 6th, 2020, 6:38 pm

17:06 Vita learned a new trick :rotf:

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Post by Polly » June 6th, 2020, 9:39 pm

Greetings to everyone who is so busy here. Thanks alot. :2thumbsup:
Teo waited, a bit impatient, wanted to see if there is probably another hatch 
After that I watched several times today. :whistling: In fact, it's not too late for the third egg.

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If at least one day this chick leaves this nest healthy and strong in freedom ... it would be a relative success for Teo, Vita as the first mother and the bird club. After this nest was so badly chased.
Let it end well. :innocent:
"Let nature be your teacher."
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Post by Polly » June 6th, 2020, 10:10 pm

Teo brought three beautiful fish with heads today. (Two of them were still wriggling. :shock: ) It is even likely that I have not documented the breakfast fish.In between he came to the nest with remnants and offered it. Plenty for the small family. :innocent: Especially since the weather was not very good for fishing today.

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15:30
Here you can also see the possible hole in the egg.
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20:07
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Unfortunately, the chick was very often alone in the nest. I am always very uncomfortable with it. :unsure:
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Post by Abigyl » June 7th, 2020, 12:19 pm

SUNDAY, JUNE 7th

Good Morning!

10:35 Dear daddy is feeding his kid :thumbs: Teo is eating most of it and baby is not very hungry.

11:03 Very funny ! The baby is very big and hyperactive :mrgreen: He is peeping from Vita's wing and looking around.

12:04 Now it's raining and he is watching around from under her chest.

12:10 Alone on the nest.

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Post by balistar » June 7th, 2020, 2:42 pm

:hi:

Tonight was a very bright night, it was never completely dark, i think these are called the "white nights".

Polly wrote:
June 7th, 2020, 3:03 pm
.........

It will not be very easy to find fish. ?

Hi Polly, if i got it right (?) from the Latvian forum there were two fish delivered this morning, 07.25 and 09.00.



14.35 the chick (and Vita) seems to be hungry. Vita got up, chick is asking for food. Vita is calling for the fish.
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14.44 Teo comes - with a stick. Vita would prefer a fish.

Teo flies away briefly and comes back with just another, small lichen stick. Vita ceaselessly lets him know that he should go fishing now.
14.51 Teo does as he is told and flies away, direction fishing grounds :thumbs:

15.10 and here he comes, the Teo's flying delivery service
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with a BIG fish (very fresh) :2thumbsup:
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Post by Polly » June 7th, 2020, 3:03 pm

Hi all :hi:
12:04 Now it's raining ...
A sad sight. Storm yesterday (as so often lately) and rain today.

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The weather outlook worries me a little. I hope everything goes well. Not like 2 years ago ....

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It will not be very easy to find fish. ?
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Post by balistar » June 7th, 2020, 3:32 pm

15.10 Vita wants to take over the big fish, chick turns head in joyful anticipation
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poor fish is still very lively, when Teo let it go off his claws it slips away, jumping for his life
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into the bowl, chick ducks :slap:
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Post by balistar » June 7th, 2020, 4:15 pm

still 15.10

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"fish meets chick" :whistling:
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Post by balistar » June 7th, 2020, 4:21 pm

still 15.10
Teo comes closer..... the look in Teo's and Vita's eyes.....
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15.11 Vita takes the initiative and manages to grab the fish
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not an easy task, the fish is fighting for his life
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Post by balistar » June 7th, 2020, 4:35 pm

15.11
really a strong fish
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Teo was observing if help was needed, but Vita got hold of it and and dragged it aside to open it
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Teo flies off to the cam stand, chick makes his neck long
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Post by Polly » June 7th, 2020, 4:39 pm

balistar wrote:
June 7th, 2020, 4:21 pm
still 15.10
Teo comes closer..... the look in Teo's and Vita's eyes.....
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Weird new chick. :bounce:

I am sorry for the fish but it is definitely needed.

Well done Teo. :thumbs:
"Let nature be your teacher."
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Post by balistar » June 7th, 2020, 4:39 pm

15.11 Vita opening the fish, chick awaiting the feeding
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but first a PS, widely spread over the nest rim :laugh:
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15.12 now ready for being fed by Mommy :D
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