Osprey cameras remain intresting to follow

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The Osprey webcameras in ESTLAT Eagles project are popular around the world, with about 2000-3000 simultaneous watchers almost every time. There has been possible to see nest life since refresh of the nest in spring and up to fledging of chicks. The Ospreys in Latvian nest were extremely early breeders and all chicks are fledged by now.


In Latvian nest the eating is supported by loud voices of chicks

Truth, first unexpected flight from nest was caused by ringers team, but this ended successfully up (if not to count one unringed chick, who we can't recognise in the future anymore).

The nestlings in Estonian nest are nearly one month later with development. There is still possible to see many flying fish within next weeks through the camera stream.


Estonian Ospreys are not so talkative if consuming fish, yet 

The chicks in Estonian nest we try to ring rather earlier as later. Quicker appraoch is needed also because of some dirth at cover of camera lens, we want to clean it.

Most probably the fledged chicks in Latvian nest are visible during another month, but maybe female parent will leave to migration quite soon. Then juveniles need to get fed by themselves, of fish brought by male. Distribution of food involves a lot of noise and the same will be also in Estonian nest in the same breeding stage.

There is a plan to tag two Ospreys in both countries with transmitters during next weeks. Then we could follow their migration to south. Don't know if this is possible with our fellows to maintain?

In Estonia we have tagged two juvenile White-tailed Eagles with transmitters as well, but those are mainly near their home nests, so we can't publish their movements, yet. In Latvia we have a plan to equip two adult White-tailed Eagles with transmitters, nevertheless that is not an easy task... In early spring both of project teams spent couple of weeks trying to trap adults, but unfortunately not successfully.