Konnakotkakaamera uudised

Greater spotted eagle camera works

Submitted by Looduskalender EN on Mon, 05.08.2019 - 09:07

Screencap from webcam  Moira, LK forum
Estonian text posted 04.08.2019

In the image male Tõnn bringing prey to the nest; sounds of  juvenile Tuule heard somewhere nearby

 

Greater spotted eagle         Suur-konnakotkas         Clanga clanga

 The juvenile named Tuule by the viewers in the LK forum makes its flying exercises around  the nest or is busy near the nest, By the way, Tuule was two months old a couple of days ago, more precisely on August 2.

Male Tõnn takes care of bringing food. We will learn more about the activities of the spotted eagle family in the next few days.

One chick left in greater spotted eagle nest

Submitted by Looduskalender EN on Sun, 16.06.2019 - 09:37

Screencap from  webcam  IceAge, LK forum
Estonian test posted 14.06.2019

Female  Tiiu feeding the only remaining chick in the nest

 

Greater spotted eagle          Suur-konnakotkas          Clanga clanga

 

Regardless of the number of eggs in the nest (sometimes they are even three) only one chick fledges (the fledging of two nestlings has been noted only once in Estonia). A pity but cainism is encoded in the life of greater spotted eagles.

Tiiu feeds the larger nestling with prey brought by male  Tõnn  – small rodents constitute about 3/4 , the remainder consists of birds as well as frogs.

VIDEOS: First chick hatched in lesser spotted eagle nest

Submitted by Looduskalender EN on Fri, 14.06.2019 - 08:58

Video recorded by  Liz, LK forum
Estonian text posted 11.06.2019

 

At half past twelve the chick was hatched.

Screencaps from webcam  Timea, LK forum

Kotkapoeg koorunud ja segavad munakoored emaslind Maia poolt pesast eemaldatud

The chick has been hatched and the interfering egg shells have been removed from the nest by female bird Maia

Lesser spotted eagle           Väike-konnakotkas           Aquila pomarina   

Tõnn and Tiiu’s first-hatched chick week old

Submitted by Looduskalender EN on Tue, 11.06.2019 - 18:43

Screencap from webcam  IceAge, LK forum
Estonian text posted 09.06.2019

 In the heavy rain with thunder  at night the nest forest became quite wet and mother Tiiu seems quite soaked

Greater spotted eagle    Suur-konnakotkas         Clanga clanga

 

The older GSE chick is a week old; its instincts make it harass the three days younger hatchling. About Cainism in greater spotted eagle nests we have already written.

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,

Family increase for greater spotted eagles

Submitted by Looduskalender EN on Fri, 07.06.2019 - 15:25

Screencaps from webcam  Tatyana, LK forum
Estonian text posted 03.06.2019

Mother  Tiiu and hatched eagle chick

 

Greater spotted eagle       Suur-konnakotkas        Clanga clanga

 

The nest life of the greater spotted eagles started already on April 23 when Tiiu laid the first egg. Laying another egg takes time for the large birds and we saw it in the nest on April 27. 

VIDEO: Second egg in lesser spotted eagle nest

Submitted by Looduskalender EN on Fri, 10.05.2019 - 11:47

Video recorded by  Liz, LK forum
Estonian text posted 09.05.2019
English translation Liis

So the egg came into the nest

 

Lesser spotted eagle   Väike-konnakotkas     Aquila pomarina    

 

The female has laid the eggs into the nest at extremely long intervals so it might have been supposed that she would be incubating only one egg.

The first egg was in the nest on May 2nd  and the next one  not until May 7th at about four o’clock in the afternoon. Most usually there are two eggs in a lesser spotted eagle nest. Of the hatched chicks almost without exception only one fledges because the weaker chick perishes before it becomes fully fledged.

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