Latvian Osprey Nest 2014 - Pērkons & Lauma

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Re: Latvian Osprey Nest ~ 2014 ~ Pērkons & Lauma

Post by Birdfriend » August 14th, 2014, 4:27 pm

Hello,She all.I send also best wishes to all and I hope to a next saison in spring 2015 with great parents Lauma and Perkons!Have a good time,you all! :wave:
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Post by Owlie » August 14th, 2014, 7:31 pm

“The children are all out of school, and the schoolmaster was the last of all,” said the children. It was good fun, and they sang over the dead ashes,—

“Snip, snap, snurre,
Basse lure:
The song is ended.”

But the little invisible beings said, “The song is never ended; the most beautiful is yet to come.”

But the children could neither hear nor understand this, nor should they; for children must not know everything.

The End"


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Happy life for all our chicks!

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Post by Hellem » August 15th, 2014, 1:00 am

LK main page:
http://www.looduskalender.ee/en/node/20853

Thank you all for the beautiful pics and videos and humorous comments :thumbs:
It was nice to be with you watching this osprey family.

Happy migration superparents Perkons and Lauma! Happy life Snips, Snaps and Snurre!

See you next year :wave:

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Post by PINKELUZA » August 15th, 2014, 7:11 pm

:wave:

Hello !

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Post by Gavril » August 16th, 2014, 2:11 pm

Good day! First photo taken on April 7. Here is the beginning of an interesting life in the new nest. I remember that we were worried about the fact that pine branch lies uncomfortable. The second picture is today, August 16. Here the nest as the airfield...from this site went to young life Snips, Snaps and Snurre. Happy journey!
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Post by andi7 » August 16th, 2014, 5:05 pm

Thanks, Gavril. All the branches and material Perkons and Lauma brought to the nest during the season are gone now. The man-made construction could be seen again. Bottom of the nest is a brownish mixture of dirt, fish rests, feathers, ... instead of fresh greenery of the pine.
This is a pontu snapshot of June 6 to realize what fledglings did to a well constructed nest:
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Post by Kukelke » August 17th, 2014, 3:09 pm

August 17

14:59 - a raven came to the nest looking for leftovers again:

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Post by Birdfriend » August 18th, 2014, 4:20 pm

It is a very beautiful picture,andi7.Thank you!What a nice memory! :wave:
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Post by Kukelke » August 18th, 2014, 7:51 pm

August 18

Little visitor on the nest:

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Post by Birdfriend » August 18th, 2014, 8:59 pm

What is the name of the bird?
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Post by Kukelke » August 18th, 2014, 9:30 pm

I think it's a woodpecker of some sort, could be the European green woodpecker, or perhaps the grey-headed woodpecker. But I'm far from sure.

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Post by andi7 » August 19th, 2014, 1:30 am

According to German Wikipedia I would say it's an young female grey-headed woodpecker (Grauspecht) because the European green woodpecker has a red spot, female and male, also youngsters.
Grauspechte sind auf der Oberseite ziemlich einheitlich matt olivgrün. Über den Nacken zum Kopf hin geht diese Färbung in ein helles Grau über, der Kopf wirkt hellgrau.
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Die Geschlechter unterscheiden sich recht deutlich voneinander. Beim Weibchen fehlt die kleine rote Scheitelplatte des Männchens, meist ist bei ihnen diese Gefiederpartie etwas dunkler grau oder ganz leicht grau-schwarz gestreift. Auch die schwarzen Abzeichen (Zügel und Bartstreif) sind schmaler, kürzer und auch matter gefärbt. Insgesamt ist die Gefiederfärbung des Weibchens blasser und matter. In Größe und Gewicht unterscheiden sich die Geschlechter nicht.

Schon im Jugendgefieder besteht ein recht deutlicher Geschlechtsdimorphismus. Juvenile Männchen weisen bereits Andeutungen der roten Scheitelplatte und der schwarzen Gesichtsabzeichen auf, ihr Gefieder ist grünbräunlich und an der Unterseite undeutlich dunkel gebändert. Juvenile Weibchen dagegen sind ziemlich zeichnungslos matt grüngrau, sie gleichen weitgehend ausgefärbten Weibchen.

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Post by Hélène » August 19th, 2014, 3:57 pm

Today at 14h56 ( France)


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Post by Kukelke » August 19th, 2014, 4:06 pm

This unringed male osprey has been on the nest since 15:42 (all pictures from the Pontu archive):

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15:50
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15:57
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16:14
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He seems to feel comfortable on the nest, looking around a bit, checking the sky, preening, standing on one leg.


16:20 - the male flew off

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Post by Birdfriend » August 19th, 2014, 4:23 pm

16.20 The osprey fly off.
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Post by PINKELUZA » August 19th, 2014, 4:44 pm

:headroll:

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Post by PINKELUZA » August 19th, 2014, 7:52 pm

:rotf:


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Post by Kukelke » August 22nd, 2014, 10:14 am

August 22

10:12 - colourful visitor on the nest:

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Post by LupusLupus99 » August 23rd, 2014, 6:53 pm

I am not sure but it could be a Bohemian Waxwing (Bombycilla garrulus). :dunno: Although Latvia is a bit too far south?

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bohemian_waxwing
http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/Bombycilla_garrulus

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Post by Bea » August 23rd, 2014, 7:16 pm

It is an Eurasian Jay (Garrulus glandarius) :nod:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Eurasian_jay
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