VIDEO: Growing in greater spotted eagle nest

Submitted by Looduskalender EN on Fri, 07.06.2019 - 15:32

Video recorded by  Tatjana; LK forum
Estonian text posted 06.06.2019


The egg shells have been placed on the nest verge



Greater spotted eagle          Suur-konnakotkas         Clanga clanga


In April Tiiu laid two eggs, the first one on April 23 and the next on April 27. The incubation time until the hatching of the first chick on June 2 was forty days and for the second chick, hatched on June 5, one day less.  Ornithologists know that greater spotted eagles start incubating as soon as the first egg has been laid,

Already today there is a combat between the one hatched three days earlier and the younger one. Of course the older one is generally stronger and the competition turns out to be a struggle for life or death;   a struggle as between Bible characters Kain and Abel in web camera version or present-day Kainism  -  a harsh truth.

Screencap from web camera  IceAge, LK forum

Kotkapoja koorumine

Hatching of the GSE chick

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