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By: mia (offline) on Saturday, April 05 2014 @ 12:06 PM EDT (Read 20874 times)  
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New Osprey web cam in Latvia for 2014
http://dabasdati.lv/en/cat/443/

Edit:
Male is called Perkons and female is Lauma.
Latvian forum: http://dabasdati.lv/forums/viewtopic.php?f=22&t=1416

gemini found more info on the nest. Smile
The original text is from Latvian site Dabas Dati: http://dabasdati.lv/lv/cat/443/ text by: Janis Kuze and Aigars Kalvans. Thank You
English translation by Looduskalender: http://www.looduskalender.ee/forum/view ... f=26&t=667 Thank You

"Osprey nest that we can watch in our computer screens, is located in the south-eastern part of Latvia in surroundings of town of Viesite. It is known since 2008 but was built most probably already couple of years before that. Breeding success in this breeding territory has been quite good - only one year (in 2009) breeding was not successful, in other years at least one youngster has left the nest. In 2013 Ospreys in the nest raised three chicks, it should be noted that both of the adults were not ringed.

Webcam system at the nest was built in the 21st of March 2014, before the birds returned from their wintering areas. During the camera installation it was noticed that nest has partly collapsed during the winter, so it was decided to strengthen it with artificial support. The first Osprey (supposedly female) at the nest was observed on 3rd of April (this year it was the earliest known record of this species in Latvia), on coming week it was waiting for the arriving of its mate. While the real partner delayed, nest was visited by strangers, most probably the migrating birds - on 5th of April came color-ringed bird (on left leg red plastic ring with white numerals 083) – this eagle was ringed as a chick in the nest in year 2010, some 40 km SE from its recent observation place. On 7th of April another bird came, it has a metal ring on the left leg), while on 9th of April bird with a metal ring on right leg visited the nest. Later in the same day a non-ringed bird arrived (most probably the original partner) and both birds begun intensively to work on nest reconstruction.

The Forum users at looduskalender.ee have named the birds Lauma (female) and Perkons (male).

The building of surveillance system was supported by the VAS LVRTC ( JSC "Latvian State Radio and Television Centre" ) and e – Paraksts (e-Signature), as well as "Apavi 40+" and guest house "Zvejnieki” in Idena. Valuable assistance in building and maintenance of system was provided by Janis Rudzitis, Aina Everte, Aldis Veinštoks, Janis Paeglkalns and Vigonts Kuklis. System was partly built by the use of hardware that was obtained in frames of project “Eagles cross borders” (Estonian-Latvian cross border programme ESTLAT)."


2014 Highlights:
17 April, 2014 First egg was laid.
19-20 April, 2014 (night/early morning?) Second egg was laid.
22-23 April, 2014 (night/ early morning?) Third egg was laid.

24 May, 2014 First chick hatched.
26 May, 2014 Second chick hatched.
28 May, 2014 Third chick hatched.

Names given by Latvian Dabasdati-lv-forum:
Snips (oldest), leg band: 523
Snaps (middle), leg band: 525
Snurre (youngest), leg band:524

28 June, 2014 The osprey chicks were banded by Aigars Kalvans.
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12, 15, & 16 July, 2014
First flights (Snips, Snaps and Snurre last).


5 April, 2014
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By: JudyB (offline) on Thursday, April 10 2014 @ 01:04 PM EDT  
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Hi mia! I've made this a separate thread - is there an another name you'd like in the title?

Do you have any more information about these osprey? Do the adults have names? Did they nest last year?

You may also want to make a "reserved" post - an empty post where you can add additional information later. For some cams, we add pictures to help tell the adults apart, or sometimes there's information of interested to keep near the beginning of the thread.

If there's anything else I can do, please let me know!

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By: mia (offline) on Thursday, April 10 2014 @ 10:17 PM EDT  
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Thanks JudyB. wave
This is a brand new cam, I haven´t found much of details yet. No names yet either.... But I hope to find more info later! Smile
I believe the Ospreys have used this nest also previous years, as the camera was installed this spring and people made the nest stronger (you can see the "artificial" rails), otherwise the nest is naturally built.

10 April, 2014
17.48 Short mating.
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The male steps on the female´s head. WhistlingTitter
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By: mia (offline) on Thursday, April 10 2014 @ 10:20 PM EDT  
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19.24 Male brings a fish, but eats it himself. Phew
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19.47 Then short mating again.
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By: JudyB (offline) on Thursday, April 10 2014 @ 10:21 PM EDT  
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Thanks, mia! The area reminds me of one of the Finland nests, way up north. And the part where Dad steps on Mom reminds me of a lot of eagles and osprey. Smile They do figure things out in the end, but things can get a bit clumsy in the middle!

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By: mia (offline) on Friday, April 11 2014 @ 09:21 AM EDT  
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11 April, 2014
6.15 AM Mating.
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6.24 AM Stick was brought.
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By: mia (offline) on Friday, April 11 2014 @ 09:25 AM EDT  
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6.24 AM
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6.34 AM Another stick coming in.
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By: mia (offline) on Friday, April 11 2014 @ 09:26 AM EDT  
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3.55 PM Mating.
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3.57 PM Stick delivery. Clapping
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