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By: jkr (offline) on Sunday, July 04 2010 @ 12:39 AM EDT (Read 1195 times)  
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Hobby Cam -- Loch Garten, Scotland

Presently there is one chick and one egg on the nest.

Live Cam: http://www.rspb.org.uk/webcams/birdsofp ... forest.asp

* Hobbies are falcons which migrate to the UK to breed each year
* They feed on small birds and large insects, such as dragonflies
* Hobbies take over old carrion crows' nests

Latin name: Falco subbuteo

About the size of a kestrel with long pointed wings, reminiscent of a giant swift. It has a dashing flight and will chase large insects and small birds like swallows and martins. Prey is often caught in its talons and transferred to its beak in flight. Can accelerate rapidly in flight and is capable of high-speed aerial maneuvers.

Time Zone for Scotland:
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GMT (Western Europe Standard Time)

Thank you tap for bringing this nest to our attention again. Thank You


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By: jkr (offline) on Sunday, July 04 2010 @ 11:10 AM EDT  
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Sunday, July 4, 2010

4:06 pm
Checked the cam a few times and have not seen a chick or an adult.
The egg has been sitting unattended for over an hour and a few downy feathers are stuck to the branch on the lower left.
I can't seem to find any information on this camera to find out what's happened to the chick that hatched.
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By: Anonymous: tap () on Sunday, July 04 2010 @ 11:22 AM EDT  
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Here's is an explanation to what's happening on this site.



http://www.newforestgateway.org/Wildcam ... fault.aspx





       
   
By: jkr (offline) on Sunday, July 04 2010 @ 11:43 AM EDT  
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Thank you Pat.
The news doesn't sound good for this nest Sad

Here's the quote from the website:

From: DWN 04/07/2010 16:15

We now have the hobby nest camera on. last week there were three eggs on the nest and today there is only one. We can only guess that a predator such as a corvid (crow family) has taken the eggs. Unfortunately we have not seen the female on the nest since this morning. We are waiting anxiously to see whether she will return.


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By: jkr (offline) on Sunday, July 04 2010 @ 06:39 PM EDT  
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The latest and likely final update from the website:
http://www.newforestgateway.org/Wildcam ... fault.aspx
Hobby Update
Sunday 4th July 2010
We believe that on Friday or Saturday of this week the Hobby nest was predated by a Crow or some other Corvid. As we went live on Saturday evening only one egg remained, the female was still visiting the nest and spending short periods of time incubating. However she has not been at the nest since 11.30 AM today (Sunday). The final egg will therefore be cold and will not hatch. This is obviously a great shame. Both the male and female will remain in the area but it is too late in the season for them to attempt another nest.


A sad ending :cry1:


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