Black Stork Webcam Discussion ~ Tiit & Tiina ~ 2013

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Black Stork Webcam Discussion ~ Tiit & Tiina ~ 2013

Post by Felis silvestris » March 25th, 2013, 11:01 pm

This is the nest of Black Stork pair Tiina and Tiit.
It is situated in Läänemaa, western Estonia. The nest is known to us since 2009; then three chicks grew up there. The 2010 nesting failed; in July there were only egg shells under the nest. 2011 year four young grew up in the nest; we could watch, with somewhat varying success, their growth. 2012 there were four eggs, three hatched. One injured its beak and had to be taken out of the nest to the veterinary hospital. Unfortunately all attempts to help the storklet failed. Local farmers know the nest site already from the Soviet kolkhoz period: then the nest was a few hundred metres away. The nest is quite far from roads, about 2 kilometres as the crow flies.

Looduskalender article in English: http://www.looduskalender.ee/en/node/16355
Looduskalender article (in Estonian): http://www.looduskalender.ee/node/16346

Information about the nest at:
http://www.looduskalender.ee/en/taxonomy/term/43

Link to camera
JWstream: http://pontu.eenet.ee/player/kurg.html
VLC, Android: rtsp://193.40.133.138:80/live/kurg
iPhone/iPad: http://193.40.133.138/live/kurg/playlist.m3u8


Link to Pontu photos:
http://pontu.eenet.ee/kurg/2013-04-08/2 ... -00-00.jpg
(change date and hours plus minutes for the time you would like to see)



A bit about seeing the difference between Tiina and Tiit: viewtopic.php?f=2&t=288&st=0&sk=t&sd=a&start=200

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The nest tree:

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The nest:

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Post by Felis silvestris » March 25th, 2013, 11:57 pm

2011:
"Üks", "Kaks", "Kolm" (Johanna) and "Neli"

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2012:
"Tommy", "Kelly" and ill fated "Lenny"

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Tiina and Tiit and how to find out who is who:


viewtopic.php?p=219704#p219704
viewtopic.php?p=222015#p222015
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Post by Felis silvestris » March 25th, 2013, 11:57 pm

Facts about the 2013 season:

Tiit arrived on the nest first, on April 16
Tiina arrived on April 18.

5 eggs were laid:

April 21, 23, 25, 27 and 29

Breeding time is (according to Wikipedia) 34 to 38 days and starts usually after the second egg, so hatch watch could be starting around May 27


Two chicks hatched on Sunday, May 26
Three eggs were apparently not fertilized and did not hatch.

June 6: The two storklets were named Liina and Miiko

June 30: The two storklets received their rings from Urmas: 712 L and 712 M



Wikipedia in English: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Black_Stork
The German Wikipedia article has more information: http://de.wikipedia.org/wiki/Schwarzstorch

We have five eggs this year, which is a lot. That's why a word of caution is necessary. Storks practise, if they feel not all chicks can grow up, Filial infanticide - please be prepared!
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Infanticide_%28zoology%29
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Post by Felis silvestris » April 8th, 2013, 4:41 pm

The nest is still covered with lots of snow!

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Post by Bea » April 8th, 2013, 4:53 pm

Yeahhh .... Black Stork season 2013 is opened :loveshower:

Felis, what a nice introduction with pictures and text informations! :thumbs:
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Post by Jo UK » April 8th, 2013, 5:03 pm

Great work, Felis.

I shall keep the volume UP and then might hear the first arrival. The snow looks to be untouched.

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Post by Dima дима. » April 8th, 2013, 5:48 pm

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Post by laranjeiras » April 8th, 2013, 5:56 pm

sadly i have not yet managed to get this cam! don't know why... i think i just have to keep cool 8-) and be patient :mrgreen:

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Post by Jo UK » April 8th, 2013, 6:01 pm

laranjeiras, this is the correct link . We are both in UK, and this one works for me.
http://pontu.eenet.ee/player/kurg.html

I think that the link in the first post is an error, or an old one.

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Post by Manu » April 8th, 2013, 6:05 pm

Thanks a lot for the nice introduction and the pictures of the nest from Tiit and Tiina.
Now let's hope the Black storks will return safe and healthy to the nest.

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Post by Lussi05 » April 8th, 2013, 6:41 pm

Jo UK wrote:laranjeiras, this is the correct link.
http://pontu.eenet.ee/player/kurg.html
This link works for me too, thank you Jo :wave:

I'm so happy that the Blackstork season is opened, thank you so much :loveshower: I hope we will see Tiina and Tiit again, I cross my fingers!
Very nice summary of the two previous years, thank you Felis :wave:

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Post by jannie » April 8th, 2013, 6:50 pm

thank you Felis for the camera, i hope the black storks come soon.
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Post by Felis silvestris » April 8th, 2013, 7:02 pm

I have forgotten a blank, but I think at the moment the JW stream does not work? At least I can't open it, but the VLC link works.

Thanks, but like with the Alutaguse cam, I have not installed the cam, just made the introduction :blush:
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Post by asteria » April 8th, 2013, 7:06 pm

It does work at least for me:
http://www.eenet.ee/EENet/kurg.html

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Post by laranjeiras » April 8th, 2013, 7:19 pm

JoUk: :wave: :thumbs: thank you so much - it has worked!! :wave: :bow:

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Post by renno » April 9th, 2013, 9:19 am

Nice early spring voices there
Three-toed Woodpecker Picoides trydactylus was trumming close, also voices of Nuthatch, Hooded Crow, Bullfinch, Greater Spotted Woodpecker, Black Woodpecker, Blackbird

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Post by renno » April 9th, 2013, 9:23 am

Estonian Black Storks are still in Ukraine and Romania, watch here:
http://birdmap.5dvision.ee

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Post by Fleur » April 9th, 2013, 9:55 am

:hi:
Morning sounds ...and in the end ??


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Post by renno » April 9th, 2013, 10:26 am

Fleur wrote::hi:
Morning sounds ...and in the end ??
In the end there are voices of Nuthatch and Greater Spotted Woodpecker, also flight of woodpecker can heard

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Post by venegor » April 9th, 2013, 11:34 am

So the nest of storks looks on 09.04.2013 :slap:
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