http://www.looduskalender.ee/forum/view ... f=56&t=920Bea wrote: ↑Sun Mar 25, 2018 3:32 amWelcome to the seventh season on this nest!
Introduction on LK main page in English: still to follow
In 2017 Mati, the male osprey (metal ring right ankle), waited in vain for a return of Mai (ringed, 29, on left ankle, metal ring on right ankle), his mate in 2016.
A new female appeared, with Estonian ring LF (LF ring left ankle, metal ring right ankle, ringed in 2015), but she turned out to be too young for successful breeding and she refused Matis´ attemps for mating. Nevertheless she stayed around the nest with Mati for months, got fish from him and seemed to be happy with this situation.
Will she return and become his mate in 2018?
Nest is located in South Estonia, Võrumaa.
A military base is close, so it is not unusal to hear motor sounds from trucks and other vehicles, sometimes even shots.
A fish farm, as well as a river, is not far, so good hunting conditions for Ospreys.
JW Player: http://pontu.eenet.ee/player/kalakotkas.html and/or http://tv.eenet.ee/kalakotkas.html (Android)
Latvian Osprey nest - TEO & TIJA. Fish delivery & change