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Re: Läänemaa, Estonia White-tailed Eagles
« Reply #30 on: March 16, 2011, 10:31:01 AM »
The eagles are back!  Someone in the Estonian forum posted this video:

<a href="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5ibqxWXWB8Y" target="_blank">http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5ibqxWXWB8Y</a>
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Re: Läänemaa, Estonia White-tailed Eagles
« Reply #31 on: March 17, 2011, 01:32:04 AM »


Video:  Welcome Home White-tailed Eagles

9 AM local time

Best way to watch:  scroll up to 720p on YouTube and click the full screen icon below the video window.  This is a huge HD video.
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Re: Läänemaa, Estonia White-tailed Eagles
« Reply #32 on: March 17, 2011, 05:09:01 AM »
Thanks, beans. I knew instantly who the male was when he laid down behind the female and started readjusting the bowl.  :eclol

How different their call is. They have such lovely coloring too! It will be fun to see what other differnces we will notice as they lay eggs and raise their young.
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Re: Läänemaa, Estonia White-tailed Eagles
« Reply #33 on: March 17, 2011, 08:56:09 PM »
This little fella is very handsome, too!



Video:  Early Bird Raven

When he calls, other birds exit!
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Re: Läänemaa, Estonia White-tailed Eagles
« Reply #34 on: May 02, 2011, 09:43:06 PM »
Our WTE pair, Linda and Sulev, have not nested this year.  However, a DUCK has taken over the nest! The Looduskalendar people have named her "Maisy"  ♥

Renno  wrote:
Now I am back from the forests and have seen many interesting news. Greatest one is Mallard breeding in the WTE nest... She is still not hatching although there are up to 5 eggs.

Mallard chicks are very light and they get on the ground safely, also small feathers are making the drop smoother. Nearest water - small river - is 700m, closest ditch 400m and sea 1100m. They will have to cover this distance themselves and we cannot help them beacause might not find all chicks from the grass and mother Maisy Daisy wouldn´t understand what we are doing... Many species like Goosander (mergus merganser) and Goldeneye (bucephala clangula) breeds sometimes several kilometres from the open water and will move very fast to the open water.





estonia_Maisy_former WTE_3May2011 by aurospio, on Flickr

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Re: Läänemaa, Estonia White-tailed Eagles
« Reply #35 on: May 02, 2011, 09:52:43 PM »
Do you have a link and/or directions to find  this cam?
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Re: Läänemaa, Estonia White-tailed Eagles
« Reply #36 on: May 02, 2011, 09:55:14 PM »
emc, the  WTE, now-duck cam is here:   mms://tv.eenet.ee/kotkas

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Re: Läänemaa, Estonia White-tailed Eagles
« Reply #37 on: May 02, 2011, 09:56:49 PM »
Thank you  :ecsmile
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Re: Läänemaa, Estonia White-tailed Eagles
« Reply #38 on: May 02, 2011, 10:04:09 PM »
Makes me nervous to see a duck in a tree...  with eggs!  Sure hope the ducklings safely hatch and get to the water!
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Re: Läänemaa, Estonia White-tailed Eagles
« Reply #39 on: May 02, 2011, 10:11:32 PM »
I remember seeing a clip of a duck or goose whose nest was in a tree.  Mom flew down and then encouraged the little ones to come down to the ground. One or two had quite a tumble on landing, but they were all safe and followed mom to the water. Amazing sight. Talk about a leap of faith.  :eceek
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Re: Läänemaa, Estonia White-tailed Eagles
« Reply #40 on: May 03, 2011, 12:04:11 AM »


Video:  Mallad Laying an Egg in Eagle Nest
 
This mallard is laying an egg in an abandoned (for now) White-tailed Eagle nest in Estonia. This new egg joins several others she has already laid. She is very well camouflaged, but if the eagles make a surprise visit, she and her eggs may become lunch.

The eagles nested here last year, and their two eaglets fledged. The last time I recorded them was on March 17, 2011.

Recorded at 8:30 AM local time.

Haliaeetus albicilla

Looduskalender.ee/en/

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Re: Läänemaa, Estonia White-tailed Eagles
« Reply #41 on: May 04, 2011, 12:21:18 PM »
<a href="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zua_638Wk6w" target="_blank">http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zua_638Wk6w</a>

We won't be watching these eggs hatch after all....
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Re: Läänemaa, Estonia White-tailed Eagles
« Reply #42 on: May 04, 2011, 08:46:39 PM »
Oh, My!  A juvenile WTE really had a feast at Maisey's expense.   :ecsad  And who was that watching the whole time?  A black-hooded crow? She whacked the WTE on her way out.

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Re: Läänemaa, Estonia White-tailed Eagles
« Reply #43 on: May 04, 2011, 09:29:37 PM »
That wasn't such a good idea for Maisie to use an eagle's nest:(

It only looked like a good deal.
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Re: Läänemaa, Estonia White-tailed Eagles
« Reply #44 on: May 04, 2011, 10:37:12 PM »


Video:  Broken Eggs…Broken Dreams

White-tailed Eagles visited the nest and destroyed the Mallard's nest, eating her eggs. I hope she safely escaped.

Recorded at 7:30 AM local time (May 5)

Haliaeetus albicilla

Looduskalender.ee/en/
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