Nightjar. 2019

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Re: Nightjar. 2019

Post by Biker » July 8th, 2019, 11:05 pm

:hi: everyone!

Hello, Florinda,
i earlier wrote here what i've read about these pendulum movements
viewtopic.php?p=665127#p665127
>>all actions begin and end with those movements, which serve camouflage.
clean, scratch, fly up - nothing happens without they rocking sideways..<<

regrettably i didn't see here how they move on the ground, with their a bit "special legs".
how they take off into the air, that's also special 8-)

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Post by Biker » July 8th, 2019, 11:53 pm

landing, and flew off - -https://streamable.com/ej8j2

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Post by aita » July 9th, 2019, 1:05 am

1:01
I hear the nightjar, their food flies around.

GT is stupid :banghead: like myself
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Post by Marbzy » July 9th, 2019, 1:15 am

Some very loud and clear sounds could be heard between 00:01 and 00:06. Some of the churring and wing clapping (especially around 00:02:15) was so clear that it must have taken place really close to the mic.

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Post by Fleur » July 9th, 2019, 7:54 am

July 9
:hi:
7:27 Zooming. No Young ones in view
7:53 Zooming again. Nope, nothing

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Post by Fleur » July 9th, 2019, 8:17 am

8:16 Yeah, you found them :loveshower:
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Post by Fleur » July 9th, 2019, 8:26 am

8:20

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Post by Triin » July 9th, 2019, 8:31 am

Thank you for those, who reported from the last night! These small sightings are motivating to keep on searching :thumbs:

It seems that I picked the wrong strategy. They are a lot closer to the camera than I expected. Should have zoomed out and pan first...

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Post by tonsmit » July 9th, 2019, 10:15 am

My compliments to the webcam operators. Well done.

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Post by Biker » July 9th, 2019, 11:16 am

:hi:

another sighting 3:57
Calls of nightjar (of this kind, which sound as frog like) to hear, then it landed in the middle.

https://streamable.com/uu17o

i saw another appearing , but i forgot the time... ( :sleeping: ....)
must have been earlier than 4am

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Post by Timea » July 9th, 2019, 3:32 pm

15.09

How beautiful! Saw them earlier in the day but did not know how to find the site. Hellem helped me out! So many questions, but will try to find them online first.
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Post by Timea » July 9th, 2019, 3:42 pm

15.35

Waking up, left one opening wide its beak, and we can see their eyes.
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Post by aita » July 9th, 2019, 4:35 pm

:hi:
13:24

14:01


so no dad today.

Playlist https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=P ... 1nMWDxrVbY
all in time order, newst in the end.

I most go away again for some days :wave:

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Post by Marbzy » July 9th, 2019, 4:41 pm

Just past 16:20: sounds like geese/ducks flying over?

Then at 16:21:27 a car is heard approaching, even more distinctly at 16:21:39.
16:21:52 a car door is slammed, giving the NJs a scare, voices start to be heard, as well as some more slamming
16:23:02 another car door gets closed
16:23:49-16:24:12 five doors slammed in all, followed by the sound of a car engine, voices are briefly heard again
Sounds like someone just happened to stop for a pee in the woods, unaware.

And just past 16:25 the NJs shake it off :shake:

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Post by Hellem » July 9th, 2019, 10:55 pm

:hi:
22:50 The nightjar chicks are preening and shaking :shake:

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Post by Fleur » July 9th, 2019, 11:06 pm

23:05 Young ones out of view

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Post by Marbzy » July 9th, 2019, 11:07 pm

From 23:01 an adult is heard calling. He's still around.

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Post by Hellem » July 9th, 2019, 11:11 pm

23:04 One chick flew to the left and then they both flew to the right, out of cam view, their night life started :D

Fleur, Marbzy :wave:

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Post by Fleur » July 9th, 2019, 11:12 pm

I would like to look a little longer, but ..... I'm :offtobed:
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Post by Marbzy » July 9th, 2019, 11:16 pm

Fleur, Hellem :wave:

23:06:35 one of the fledgelings (NJ1) is back on the perch. The other one tries to join him at 23:07:20, but gets bounced off (?) and is out of cam view. NJ1 is away at 23:07:55.

23:14:25 here comes the churring song (3:40 of it), then a couple of whistling calls, a brief churr around 23:19, and a couple of whistling calls again

There are a few croaking calls at 00:01:34, and two whistling calls in quick succession at 00:02:21. Other than that the nightjars are keeping a very low profile tonight.

A little more croaking may be heard around 00:40:15 and 00:40:40 plus three distinct whistling calls around the 00:41 mark.

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