Posts tagged ‘chick’


GPS-GSM tagging of Short-toed Eagles in Hungary

Oct 14, 2017 / Comment

Within the framework of the Meadow Viper Life programme, which aims the preservation of the endangered Hungarian Meadow Viper (Vipera ursinii rakosiensis), two Ecotone GPS-GSM trackers were bought in 2016. The main aim was to follow the life of a Short-toed Eagle pair residing close to and hunting regularly on viper habitats. Since the capture of the adult male failed in 2017, experts marked the offspringÖrs on SATELLITETRACKING.EU of this particular pair with that transmitter /map/. The chick was named Örs, an ancient Hungarian name meaning «human», «man» or «hero» but also a name of a Hungarian tribe from ancient times.

Örs left the natal area on October 1st and its tracks can be followed on SATELLITETRACKING.EU.

The other transmitter was deployed on a repatriated individual in 2016, which died two months later in Poland. Its tracks are not available on the aforementioned website yet, however, another post will appear here if so.

Gábor Papp

 

STE in Northern Ukraine. Video & data on breeding. 2016

Mar 26, 2017 / Comment

Short videos representing scenes of life of Short-toed Eagles in Northern Ukraine have been compiled from those that were shot in previous year. Also, you can view here a few tables containing statistical data collected in the region within 2004-2016 years and processed to a certain extent. The artificial platform for Short-toed Eagle nestingThey include: general breeding success, frequency of nesting tree change, distances between two nesting trees occupied by one pair in two consecutive seasons and between all nesting trees at the same breeding sites, nesting tree diameter, nest height, estimated nest departure dates, reproduction rate of certain pairs.

 

Life of Short-toed Eagles in photos by Bernard Joubert

Feb 19, 2017 / Comment

JOUBERT B. 2010-2016. Haute-LoireThese amazing pictures and text were published in the latest La Plume du Circaète. Few of them were included in the previous galleries of Bernard Joubert on our site. Then, several new photos taken in March 2016 have been added and described by the author. Many thanks to him for sharing the pictures and especially for detailed comments on them, also to Ferenc and Gábor Papp for their kind help in the translation!

Moments of life

During these 20 years, while we have been following the Short-toed Eagles, we could obtain numerous pictures taken in ideal conditions, some of which we later published, however, I never played with the thought seriously that I should take advantage of it since photography is very laborious and has little use in conservation.

Nevertheless, in 2010, I decided that I would give it a try at a nest site where I could do it without any disturbance. In January, I built a hide, which I dug in the ground about twenty metres from the nest. I made a frame of beech and covered it with smaller pine branches. This nest site seemed to attract this particular pair, they visited it during last autumn several times.

I made myself comfortable in the hide in the first days of March, not knowing how remarkable moments and wonderful events of the everyday life I would experience soon.

I used a quite mediocre Nikon camera with 110 mm equivalent focus length*, but still I could record their whole breeding cycle except incubation without being noticed by them.

I would like to share a few pictures…

Bernard Joubert

* – also, photos taken with Panasonic Lumix FZ1000 are included.

 

Short notes on Short-toed Eagles in Russia and Belarus

May 31, 2013 / Comment
One of Short-toed Eagle nests observed by Dr. V. Ivanovski in Vitebsk Region. Photo by wildlife photographer Kestutis Chepenas, 2009

These notes have been published in Russian Ornithological Journal (Русский орнитологический журнал):

• М. В. Патрикеев, 2008 – О кормлении птенца змееяда Circaetus gallicus [Notes about feeding a chick of Short-toed Eagle] // Русский орнитологический журнал, Том 17, Экспресс-выпуск 419: 765-766. (Ru) /map/. The first publication: Патрикеев М.В., 1988 – О кормлении птенца змееяда // Тез. докл. 12-й Прибалт. орнитол. конф. Вильнюс: 175-176.

• В. С. Жуков, 2012 – Змееяд Circaetus gallicus, могильник Aquila heliaca и другие редкие птицы на севере Новосибирской области [Short-toed Eagle, Imperial Eagle and other rare birds in the north of Novosibirsk Region] // Русский орнитологический журнал, Том 21, Экспресс-выпуск 792: 2149-2161. (Ru) /map/.

• Г. В. Линдеман, 2013 – Змееяд Circaetus gallicus в Волжско-Уральском междуречье [Short-toed Eagle in a region between the Volga and the Ural Rivers] // Русский орнитологический журнал, Том 22, Экспресс-выпуск 839: 154-155. (Ru) /map/. The first publication: Линдеман Г.В. 1986 – Краткие сообщения о змееяде (Уральская область) // Редкие животные Казахстана. Алма-Ата: 111-112.

Also please pay attention to the short text regarding the first observation of Short-toed Eagle in Eastern Trans-Baikal:

• О. А. Горошко, 2012 – Первая встреча змееяда Circaetus gallicus (Gmelin, 1788) в Восточном Забайкалье [The first record of Short-toed Eagle in Eastern Trans-Baikal Region] // Байкальский зоологический журнал, n° 3 (11): С. 135. (Ru) /map/.

 

Just a video of Short-toed Eagle nest

Apr 30, 2013 / Comment
Ezio Giuliano: Meet the Hawk (Short-toed Eagle) - Il Biancone (Circaetus gallicus)

Among many videos of Short-toed Eagles which have appeared on-line last years this one is certainly outstanding. The five-minute video is uploaded by Ezio Giuliano and shows scenes of Short-toed Eagles’ nest life. Just enjoy various beautiful moments of a parental care of the eaglet. Also you can view it with the comments directly on YouTube.

 

Fresh photos from Maremma

Jun 30, 2012 / 3 Comments

These next photos were recently recieved from Vincenzo. All of them are taken in Maremma Regional Park /map/. 4 Short-toed Eagle nests are controlled in the Park this year. The season promises to be successful. You can view other Vincenzo’s photos on the Flickr gallery.

 

Photographing Short-toed Eagle nest in Haute-Loire

Jun 12, 2012 / 1 Comment
JOUBERT B. 2012. Haute-Loiret

These photos, like previous ones, were taken by Bernard Joubert from his hide in Haute-Loire. This year is difficult for Short-toed Eagles because of bad weather conditions. Nevertheless in June the pair already has the chick and takes care of it with a great attention. Let’s hope the chick will grow up and will leave the nest successfully.

 
 

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