Estonian Eagle Owl Nest 2022

Estonian Eagle-Owl Nest

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Estonian Eagle Owl Nest 2022

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The Eurasian eagle-owl (Bubo bubo)

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It is one of the largest species of owl, and females can grow to a total length of 75 cm (30 in), with a wingspan of 188 cm (6 ft 2 in), with males being slightly smaller.
Eagle-owl is smaller than the golden eagle (Aquila chrysaetos), but larger than the snowy owl (Bubo scandiacus).
Eagle Owls are distributed sparsely through rocky areas but can potentially inhabit a wide range of habitats. They have been found in habitats as diverse as Northern coniferous forests and the edge of vast deserts.
The Eurasian Eagle Owl is largely nocturnal in activity, as are most owl species. The call of the Eagle Owl is a deep resonant ooh-hu with emphasis on the first syllable for the male, and a more high-pitched uh-Hu for the female. Each member of an Eagle Owl population can be identified by means of its vocalizations.
https://ebird.org/species/eueowl1

This eagle owl mainly feeds on small mammals voles, rats, mice, rabbits and hares. However, prey can be killed up to the size of both fully-grown foxes and marmots and young deer.The other significant group of prey for Eurasian Eagle Owls is other birds and almost any type of bird is potential prey. Common avian prey includes corvids, grouse, woodpeckers, herons and, especially near coastal areas, ducks, seabirds and geese.

This species usually nests on cliff ledges, crevices and caves. Occasionally, they may also take over a bird nest made by a large bird such as common raven (Corvus corax) or golden eagle. Laying generally begins in late winter, sometimes later. One clutch per year of 1-6 white eggs are laid, measuring 56-73mm x 44.2- 53mm (2.2- 2.9" x 1.7- 2.1") and weighing 75- 80 g (2.6- 2.8 oz). They are normally laid at 3 days intervals and are incubated by the female alone, starting from the first egg, for 31–36 days. During this time, she is fed at the nest by her mate.

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Eagle Owl in Estonia

The Eagle Owl is one of the most endangered bird species in Estonia. The population of 30-50 breeding pairs was estimated in 2019. It inhabits mostly the coastal areas of Estonia. In 2021, only four chicks were found in Estonian known nesting sites. Two out of four juveniles died before the winter.
Eagle owls are wintering in Estonia

Info about this nest in English: https://www.kotkas.ee/uudised/eagle-owl ... amera-2022

Link to the webcam will be found here https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCCvBXT ... Saqd19N0Sg or
www.youtube.com/kotkaklubi

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Juta :loveshower: thank you very much for opening the topic. :2thumbsup: A eagle owl! What a big surprise :innocent:

14:54 visit by the male
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16:47 arrival
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16:50 off again
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Well that's great!
When the Estonian Goshawk camera was in the start-up phase, images of this nest suddenly started streaming.
Loved the atmosphere and appearance...also thought of owls. But I didn't expect Uhus.
Yes great! Now online. :thumbs:
Some hearts will beat faster.

Nice introduction @juta ... clear, concise and comforting. Thanks! :innocent:

And thanks @Liz for the first nice impressions. :2thumbsup:

I need a third tablet...
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It is interesting, if disturbing, to read that eagle owls are also critically endangered in Estonia (like Latvia).
Oddly enough, the landscape is portrayed as paradise - and animals cannot maintain their kind here.

Let's remember Bubo's nest... I will never forget this time.

Here in Schleswig Holstein we are experiencing an upward trend, albeit slowly and not without bad actions (hunting, poisoning - also in our village).

Let's keep our fingers crossed that owlets are allowed to thrive here and get a chance to grow old.
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March 22

Good Morning everyone :hi:

1:23 one of them came home :laugh:
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is preparing the nest
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1:27 flew off
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1:34 another visit
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14:41:25 White tailed eagle is calling (Andra) It sounds like a female .. far away

16:17:23 visit by the male! he is calling
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16:21 he is hooting :D
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off he goes
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video soon. what a beautiful eagle owl :innocent:
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17:13 they are talking to each other. She sounds cute :innocent:
17:13 Male came in and is hooting
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what a beauty he is :innocent:
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17:15 he flew to the left and is hooting
17:38 he is hooting , she replies :innocent:

17:39 he came home
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17:41 he flew out
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17:13:55

The Owl is back in the nest :shake:

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18:12 male is back.. he is hooting
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18:14 he flew out again
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hello, everyone!

arrival of the male

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22:00

he flies off
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March 23.

Hello,

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IceAge :wave:
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17:33 Male comes home

Working and digging the nest bowl :rolleyes:

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