Information about black storks at Arkive.org. http://www.arkive.org/black-stork/ciconia-nigra/Introduction by Looduskalender http://www.looduskalender.ee/n/en/node/214
and at http://www.looduskalender.ee/n/en/node/247
Two adult black storks arrived at the nest on 5th. April, 2016.
Very frequent mating activity was seen from the first moment.9th April.
The names Karl and Kati have been chosen for the two adult black storks. Aita suggested those names and we all agreed.12th April
The first egg is in the nest.
Second egg 14th April.
Third egg 16th April.
Fourth egg 18th April.
The egg incubation period is from 32 to 38 days.16th May
The first sounds of "egg-talk" heard from an egg.
The first hole in an egg seen. viewtopic.php?p=466876#p466876
Later the same day, a second egg had a hole and forum members could hear two different egg-talk sounds.17th May
The first chick hatched during the night of 16/17 May. viewtopic.php?p=467196#p467196
Second chick hatched 19.03 viewtopic.php?p=467446#p46744618th May
Third chick hatched 07.31 viewtopic.php?p=467624#p467624Late May/Early June
One of the chicks is noticeably smaller and underdeveloped. Kati made 2 - 3 failed attempts to dispose of that chick. It remains in the nest. The cause of its failure to grow is unknown.3rd. June
The failed fourth egg was thrown out of the nest. viewtopic.php?p=473082#p473082
On the same day, the seriously under-developed chick was also thrown from the nest, finally disappearing from distressing sight and sound during the night of 3rd-fourth June. 27 June
The video stream from the nest was lost during a thunder storm. 28 June
Urmas ringed the young storks. He reported that the equipment in the nest is not damaged but the receiving antenna at Tele2 tower will be inspected.
Inspected and repaired the same day. Good work by someone RING NUMBERS709H
and 715LWeather Report Near the Nesthttp://ilmajaam.postimees.ee/estonia/va ... ahvuspark/
715L + A16311 (alum. ring)
wing length 370 mm
bill length 106
weight 2940 g
709H + A16312
wing length 385 mm
bill length 106
weight 2820 g
Well fed, without visible parasites (incl. leaches in throat).17 July
DNA tests revealed that both nestlings are females.15 July
One of the adults was ringed and fitted with a transmitter.
Awaiting DNA results to determine if it was Kati or Karl.RING NUMBER 715RJuly 19
Both young storks fledged. Flew from the nest and returned, age 63 days.