In 1976 in Sweden an international ringing plan was initiated, to study Baltic White-tailed Eagle population status; the eagles were ringed with colored rings (see picture). To attract White-tailed Eagles, animal corpses are used, which they would like to feed on. Latvia joined the program in the year 1984. The ring reading begun in Kemeru National park and the specialist of Slitere National park joined the program on year 2008.
Using the opportunity we decided to set up a web-camera, allowing you to watch this great bird life.
Golden and White-tailed Eagles nesting period begins no earlier than on the fifth year of life.
In winters eagles wander over wide areas. White-tailed Eagles met in Slitere National park are ringed mostly in Estonia, Finland and Lithuania.
For Eagles the most important is its vision. They have relatively large eyes (see picture). Powerful weapon is the long, with strong claws armed legs. Caught its prey, eagle rhythmically moves fingers squashing its sharp nails into the victim's body. The bill is only a 'meat rending hook'. Fallen animals provide an easy and high-quality food for the Eagle. Carrion is no longer needed to be caught, and the possibility of accidents is less likely, as it happens while hunting, so several eagles often gathers in one place by the fallen beast, hoping for an easy meal. Here begins the competition for the best place at the 'table'. Preference usually is for the oldest and strongest birds, but there can be exceptions. Eagle relationships make watching them an exciting activity.