Video recorded by Urmas Lett, www.eenet.ee
White-tailed eagle, Sea eagle Merikotkas Haliaeëtus albicilla
For recapitulation, WTE pair Anna and Uku had their first egg on Women’s day, the second on March 11 and the third on March 14th. Incubation time for the large and powerful birds is calculated to be 38 days, thus we may see WTE chicks hatching already this week.
More nest lining material is brought in; Anna has arranged a feather lining around the eggs during the incubation. Uku is allowed to incubate a few times a day when female Anna leaves for a brief flight and flexing of her stiff joints.