Smola, Norway ~~ White Tailed Eagles 2018

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Smola, Norway ~~ White Tailed Eagles 2018

Post by MaryF » Thu Jun 07, 2018 4:56 pm

HWF would like to welcome the Smola Island, Norway White Tailed Eagle cam to it's growing family of eagle cams. :hi:

The webcams are provided by Streambird Pro and there are 5 different ones to view the eagles. Streambird Pro AS is a leading supplier of natural streams in Norway.
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- The stars of this cam--Baron Blue and Baroness Barefoot


LINK TO THE CAMS -- https://www.streambird.no/baron-blaa

LINK TO THE FB PAGE -- https://www.facebook.com/groups/169788106908839/

LINK TO CAM WITH CHAT -- https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7uRtYdcBR5Y


Welcome to the nest of Baron Blue and Baroness Barefoot. They built a nest on the island of Smola. Smola is known for its beautiful scenery and high stock of white-tailed eagles. Baron Blue and Baroness Barefoot are one of approximately 50 pairs of white-tailed eagles on the relatively small island Smøla, on the west coast of Norway. Nowhere else in the world you will find a higher density of these beautiful eagles.

There is a 7-9 hour time difference (depending on where you are located in the US), which means the sun is just coming up in Norway when it is setting here in the United States; and it is already around noon to 2:00 pm when you get up


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- A good look at the Baron's two blue bands


To identify the male from the female - the male is banded with two blue bands on each leg. The female is not banded. The Baroness has an old injury to her left foot. She was seen with a limp when the cams went live in 2015 and no information is known as to how she injured it. The limp will seem worse at times depending on the weather and other conditions but it does not hinder her in anyway. She manages quite well with it and is capable of hunting, fishing, building a nest, mating and raising a family. Eagles are most resilient in the way they cope with their injuries in the wild and she is no exception.

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- Beautiful views from the nest

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Re: Smola, Norway ~~ White Tailed Eagles 2018

Post by MaryF » Thu Jun 07, 2018 4:56 pm

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- The Baron and Baroness singing to each other ;)


A short history of this nest ~~

The cams first went live on this nest in 2015.

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- The nest and tree


* In 2015 and they had two eaglets hatch & fledge- Jeppe and Nielle.

* In 2016, they also had two eaglets hatch - Storm and Sille. Sille was smaller and seemed to be malformed. Sille did not seem to thrive at all and passed away at 5 weeks of age.

*In 2017, Baroness laid two eggs and only one hatched - Solo who fledged successfully and stayed the longest of all the eaglets - 9.5 months!

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- The Baroness and LE the 2018 eaglet


On June 11, 2018 Espen Lie Dahl went into the nest to determine the gender of the eaglet and discovered it is a female. They do not band the eaglets - just determine gender and gather general data on the number of eaglets hatched per nest in the area and sex.

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*Egg laid -- Egg #1 - 3-17-18 --- Egg #2 - 3-21-18

*Eggs hatched -- Egg #1 - 4-24-18 --- The other egg did not hatch--it was later determined to be unfertilized

*Named -- Elida (sailing on wings in Norwegian--winged one in English)

*Branched --

*Fledged -- July 19, 2018--86 days old
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Re: Smola, Norway ~~ White Tailed Eagles 2018

Post by MaryF » Thu Jun 07, 2018 4:57 pm

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- The Baroness surveying her kingdom


A very interesting article concerning the Smola White Tailed Eagles ~~~


Five kilometres between life and death for the sea eagle

DNA profiles of the sea eagle population from a large island in mid-Norway are providing new and useful information as to how the birds avoid being killed by wind turbines.

Sea eagles and wind turbines have a difficult relationship, as experience has shown time and again. The construction of a wind farm can cause birds to leave their territory, and the ones that stay often die a sudden, brutal death. Is it possible for us to help prevent this fundamental conflict and reduce fatalities? New research says yes.

Smøla, a large island in Møre og Romsdal, has Norway’s densest population of sea eagles. It also is home to the largest wind farm in the country. This makes it the ideal place to research the difficult relationship between birds and wind turbines.

Espen Lie Dahl has been studying the effect of the development of Smøla’s wind farm on the nesting sea eagle population in the area, and the ensuing mortality rates. He recently defended his PhD thesis “Population dynamics in white-tailed eagles at an on-shore wind farm area in coastal Norway” at NTNU.

“The wind farm affects sea eagles, that’s for sure. But it all has to do with distance from the turbines. If you live far enough away, you’ll probably be fine,” he says.

READ THE REST HERE --- http://sciencenordic.com/five-kilometre ... -sea-eagle


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- LE 2018

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Re: Smola, Norway ~~ White Tailed Eagles 2018

Post by jwin36 » Fri Jun 15, 2018 7:19 am

I love this nest. Thank you MaryF for the info and article. :yes:
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Family together
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All three
I am guessing that is ice in the left side of the picture.
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Re: Smola, Norway ~~ White Tailed Eagles 2018

Post by Lady Hawk » Fri Jun 15, 2018 9:21 am

Thank you MaryF for starting this thread on the white tailed eagle family!! It is a great nest to watch and I am thrilled to see it here in the forum!! :D Today we had a wonderful treat with Baron , Baroness and there baby :rh: Baron is on the lower branch and Baroness is in the nest with her big girl. So beautiful to see them together as a family!
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Re: Smola, Norway ~~ White Tailed Eagles 2018

Post by Lady Hawk » Fri Jun 15, 2018 9:26 am

jwin36 wrote:
Fri Jun 15, 2018 7:19 am
I love this nest. Thank you MaryF for the info and article. :yes:
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I am guessing that is ice in the left side of the picture.
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Hi Jwin36 and welcome to the Smola nest! It is summertime now in Smola Norway and that is not ice at the bottom of the rock near the water. It is just a rock outcropping. The temperature now is in the 60's and is very pleasant. Even in winter, they do not receive much snow fall because of the mild coastal temperatures. :)

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Re: Smola, Norway ~~ White Tailed Eagles 2018

Post by Lady Hawk » Fri Jun 15, 2018 9:32 am

This morning our sweet baby girl is seen playing with a feather in the nest. This amazing view is seen from cam4. She picks it up and plays with it and moves it around. A nice feather toy! :)
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Re: Smola, Norway ~~ White Tailed Eagles 2018

Post by jwin36 » Fri Jun 15, 2018 9:34 am

Lady Hawk, I have noticed you on the YouTube chat and wondered if you knew anything about the Baroness' foot injury? It looks serious when you watch her moving around the nest and she spent a long while resting on the nest the other day. I hope she is OK. I will try to post more scraps but I am usually on my kindle and not able to capture many. I like lots of scraps to look back on after the season ends, so thanks for yours.
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Re: Smola, Norway ~~ White Tailed Eagles 2018

Post by Lady Hawk » Sat Jun 16, 2018 8:32 am

jwin36 wrote:
Fri Jun 15, 2018 9:34 am
Lady Hawk, I have noticed you on the YouTube chat and wondered if you knew anything about the Baroness' foot injury? It looks serious when you watch her moving around the nest and she spent a long while resting on the nest the other day. I hope she is OK. I will try to post more scraps but I am usually on my kindle and not able to capture many. I like lots of scraps to look back on after the season ends, so thanks for yours.
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Hello jwin36- I have been watching the Baroness since the cams went live in 2015 and she had a limp at that point. We do not know how she injured herself but she manages very well and it did not affect her in anyway. Over the past three years, sometimes she limps more than others. She hunts, fishes, builds her nest, flies, and raises her offspring all well. I noticed around the end of May this year she limped more than usual and could not put any weight on her left foot. I think she re-injured it. It is slowly improving again - she will be fine. Eagles are very resilient. Thank you for watching my videos and reading chat and for your nice scaps here! I hope you can post more of them!! :rh: :rh:

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Re: Smola, Norway ~~ White Tailed Eagles 2018

Post by Lady Hawk » Sat Jun 16, 2018 8:38 am

Baroness is sleeping but her baby is busy keeping up with wingercising an flapping. She is 7.5 weeks old now and is such a beauty. She loves to preen her Mom too :rh: :rh:
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Re: Smola, Norway ~~ White Tailed Eagles 2018

Post by jwin36 » Sat Jun 16, 2018 9:49 am

Thank you, Lady Hawk, for the info about Baroness. It does make me feel better knowing that she is doing well in spite of the injury. :yes: I really appreciate and enjoy all your piks and videos. :mihihi:
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Re: Smola, Norway ~~ White Tailed Eagles 2018

Post by Lady Hawk » Sat Jun 16, 2018 2:09 pm

Around 9:13pm Baroness flying in with a fish seen from cam2. LE (Little Eagle nickname) immediately rushes over and claims it. She has not learned to mantle yet but she will be soon. She self feeds on the fish while Baroness stands behind her. :rh:
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Post by Lady Hawk » Sat Jun 16, 2018 2:13 pm

Baroness taking off from the nest after the fish is consumed and flies to the lower branch beneath the nest. She stays there while LE is sleeping on the nest full from her fish supper :)
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Re: Smola, Norway ~~ White Tailed Eagles 2018

Post by Lady Hawk » Sat Jun 16, 2018 2:18 pm

jwin36 wrote:
Sat Jun 16, 2018 9:49 am
Thank you, Lady Hawk, for the info about Baroness. It does make me feel better knowing that she is doing well in spite of the injury. :yes: I really appreciate and enjoy all your piks and videos. :mihihi:
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Hi Jwin36 - oh my pleasure! I can imagine watching the cams without knowing what has happened would be worrisome! She just brought a nice fish for LE - no issues hunting or fishing for her! :rh: I am so glad you are here and I hope to see all your scaps too!! Come on over and say hi on chat too when you have the time. :)

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Re: Smola, Norway ~~ White Tailed Eagles 2018

Post by MaryF » Sun Jun 17, 2018 10:50 am

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Here is a video from when Espen climbed the tree to let us know if LE was a boy or a Princess!! :D

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Post by Pascale » Sun Jun 17, 2018 12:53 pm

I found the way lol ! that's great, thank you Mary F for putting this thread together :rh:
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Here is our Little Eagle at nearly 8 weeks old. She is stunning !




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Re: Smola, Norway ~~ White Tailed Eagles 2018

Post by Lady Hawk » Sun Jun 17, 2018 5:08 pm

Tonight at midnight we got to see the most sunset with Baron overlooking the waters in the inlet of the Norwegian Sea :rh: :rh: This tree is very close to the nest (it is to the left) and is a favorite perching spot for both the Baron and Baroness. :rh: :rh:
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Re: Smola, Norway ~~ White Tailed Eagles 2018

Post by Lady Hawk » Sun Jun 17, 2018 5:14 pm

Pascale wrote:
Sun Jun 17, 2018 12:53 pm
I found the way lol ! that's great, thank you Mary F for putting this thread together :rh:

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Here is our Little Eagle at nearly 8 weeks old. She is stunning !




You are very welcome Pascale!! :wub:

Hi Pascalel!! Isn't this wonderful to have a forum for Smola now? I am so glad to see you made it over here. And a huge thanks to Mary F for creating this thread here at HWF!! :)

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Re: Smola, Norway ~~ White Tailed Eagles 2018

Post by Pascale » Mon Jun 18, 2018 8:02 am

I put some scaps from yesterday, we had many close ups...

and a beautiful sunset with Baron branching !
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Re: Smola, Norway ~~ White Tailed Eagles 2018

Post by Lady Hawk » Mon Jun 18, 2018 9:36 pm

Pascale wrote:
Mon Jun 18, 2018 8:02 am
I put some scaps from yesterday, we had many close ups...

and a beautiful sunset with Baron branching !
Beautiful photos Pascale!! She is a beauty!! Thanks for posting them here in the forum. Your signature is still with SWFEC lol :) I have yet to figure out how to do a signature or any special fonts. I will have to search the how to page!! :)

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Re: Smola, Norway ~~ White Tailed Eagles 2018

Post by Lady Hawk » Mon Jun 18, 2018 9:58 pm

Baroness making a fish delivery today and feeding her big girl :) She then flies off to the tree to the left of the nest.
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Post by Lady Hawk » Mon Jun 18, 2018 10:31 pm

Such a cutie - 8 weeks old!! :rh: :rh:
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Re: Smola, Norway ~~ White Tailed Eagles 2018

Post by jwin36 » Tue Jun 19, 2018 7:36 am

Hi Pascale and Lady Hawk and everyone else who follows this nest. Just posting some more scaps I have grabbed when I could.
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The family watching
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Mom, I think, and LE
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Mom feeding her baby.
This is a beautiful nest in a beautiful place. :yes:
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Re: Smola, Norway ~~ White Tailed Eagles 2018

Post by Lady Hawk » Tue Jun 19, 2018 4:36 pm

jwin36 wrote:
Tue Jun 19, 2018 7:36 am
Hi Pascale and Lady Hawk and everyone else who follows this nest. Just posting some more scaps I have grabbed when I could.
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This is a beautiful nest in a beautiful place. :yes:
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Hi jwin36 - I just wanted to thank you :ty: for your awesome scaps today!! Yes that is the Baroness with LE in the 2nd pic! She stayed on the nest all day with LE today through all the wind and rain. Then Baron came in around 9pm and we see the whole family together! :rh: It is a beautiful nest and beautiful eagles!!

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Re: Smola, Norway ~~ White Tailed Eagles 2018

Post by Lady Hawk » Tue Jun 19, 2018 4:47 pm

The day started our really nice with sunshine and Baroness made two deliveries - a UFO and a fish! LE ate the UFO herself and Baroness fed her the fish. Then bad weather came in and it rained hard and very gusty wind blowing - it is still raining overnight. Baroness stayed with LE the whole day and now the night and Baron came home and perched on the lower branch. Nice to see the whole family together through this bad weather.
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Re: Smola, Norway ~~ White Tailed Eagles 2018

Post by Lady Hawk » Tue Jun 19, 2018 5:04 pm

VIDEO :vid: Dancing & Flapping in the Rain

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cH-sMWd8Hl0


Even though it was raining, LE decided to start wingercising and flapping her wings! This is her first real good shower too so I am sure it felt good!

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Re: Smola, Norway ~~ White Tailed Eagles 2018

Post by Pascale » Wed Jun 20, 2018 10:37 am

Hi jwin36 :bye 1:

Is there any WTE eaglet cuttier than her ? She's a very hungry young one but... wow what a beauty :love: :love: :love:
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food finally arrived: a hooded crow, LE ate the whole head and did a great job defeathering it, even if Baron finally arrived to the nest to help (and eat a little)
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Re: Smola, Norway ~~ White Tailed Eagles 2018

Post by jwin36 » Wed Jun 20, 2018 1:27 pm

Beautiful scaps Pascale, I got a couple of her on the nest. she is so beautiful. :rh:
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She is so alert and smart looking.
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Re: Smola, Norway ~~ White Tailed Eagles 2018

Post by Pascale » Thu Jun 21, 2018 12:08 pm

Here she is, with her own name !

With the official announcement

:vid: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HK5_7eE1ACU
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Re: Smola, Norway ~~ White Tailed Eagles 2018

Post by jwin36 » Thu Jun 21, 2018 3:28 pm

From what I can find out, from internet searches, the name means small, winged one. Absolutely beautiful and a perfect fit! :yes:
Thank you, Pascale for that information.
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