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Webcam broadcasts 2019 from Lesser spotted eagle nests on air
02.04.2019
Webcam broadcasts 2019 from Lesser spotted eagle nests on air
Latvian Fund for Nature has started the 8th season of bird webcams, and for the second year it includes also two lesser spotted eagle cams.
Species action plan kick-off meeting planned for 14 March 2019
21.02.2019
Species action plan kick-off meeting planned for 14 March 2019
One of the project tasks is to update the national species action plan for lesser spotted eagle. Now the process of action plan development has started and the first meeting for discussion of the plan will be held on March 7, 2019
Setting up artificial nests for Lesser spotted eagles
18.12.2018
Setting up artificial nests for Lesser spotted eagles
Winter is that time of the year when experts depart to forest not to observe birds, but to work with hammer, nails and ropes. They are building artificial nests for Lesser spotted eagles. What are the artificial nests and why they are needed?

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What is the life of lesser spotted eagle like? What does it eat? How does it behave while nesting? Webcams are a tool that allows to follow the life of birds very closely. The obtained information can be useful for researchers in order to understand better the behaviour and habit of birds. 

Therefore we have installed two webcams at lesser spotted eagle nests in Latvia. The first broadcasting season was in 2018. 

One camera is located in a spruce in Zemgale region. In this nest a young bird was observed in summer of 2018. The construction of the nest allows to asume that this nesting place has been used by lesser spotted eagles already for some time. 

The other nest that is broadcasted by webcam is location in birch tree in Zemgale region. The nest is known since July 2017 when there was observed one young bird. It is located in a birch tree approximately 20 meters from ground. The nest could be at least 5 years old. 

In 2018 the nesting did not happen. In the spruce nest the eagle was observed several times, the birch nest was more often inhibited – several birds were observed there during spring, later a pair of eagles spent there some more time and even decorated the nest with spruce and pine needles. The pair was observed in the nest up until August. 

In 2019 the broadcasting was resumed in March.

For land owners

How to recognize eagle?
3 main features
Medium sized, the wingspan around 150 cm
Medium sized, the wingspan around 150 cm
Long, broad wings with square tips
Long, broad wings with square tips
Brown feathers
Brown feathers
What to do?
Take a picture of the nest and its surroundings
Note the exact location and coordinates of the nest

Report a Lesser spotted eagle nest in your property

Location of nest – a detailed description with coordinates or a link to www.balticmaps.eu 

Report the nest  – www.dabasdati.lv 

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