Osprey chicks a month and a half old

Submitted by Looduskalender EN on Sun, 22.07.2018 - 09:37

Screenshot from webcam  Seira, LK forum
Translation Liis


Estonian text posted 20.07.2018




Osprey       Kalakotkas      Pandion haliaetus


By now the LK forum members have linked the codes on the leg rings to names for the young birds.

XJ – was given the name Jaak (after the last letter of the ring). The wing length of the oldest osprey chick was 305 mm at the measuring and the weight 1,40 kilos; As a reminder, even with adults the males are smaller and lighter

XH – Heli, her wing length was 298 mm and weight 1,60 kg

XK – Kaja, wing length 265 mm weight 1,53 kg

The feeding status of all was good thanks to the care of the adults; there is plenty of food.

In a harder wind they dare test the carrying capacity of the wings and it is quite interesting to watch.

Kotkapojad rõngastati 10. juulil .

Kotkapojad rõngastati 10. juulil

The osprey chicks were ringed on July 10

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