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Re: Black Stork Nest 2 - Daily Summary

Post by Jo UK » May 15th, 2011, 9:14 pm

May 14

The webcam came on at 13.05

Bleggi's post
:loveshower: 13:05 The cam is on
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Re: Black Stork Nest 2 - Daily Summary

Post by Jo UK » May 17th, 2011, 12:18 am

May 15

Kuremari's post
13.21 (post time, not nest time)

and all is good with eggs too!
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Re: Black Stork Nest 2 - Daily Summary

Post by Jo UK » May 17th, 2011, 12:22 am

May 16

Urmas wrote

Looking for the weather forecast - only in the end of week could appear a possibility to go...
In cloudy days the cam could not turn on at alll... I'm sorry...

We all have sympathy with Urmas - he wants the webcam to be working, just as we do!

Finally, at 18.26, Bleggi found some sunshine!
Yes, the sun is shining a bit - that is good for the battery power :D
18:26
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Re: Black Stork Nest 2 - Daily Summary

Post by asteria » May 22nd, 2011, 8:41 pm

Comparing with 2008 season in Donna|Padis nest only two days left!

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Re: Black Stork Nest 2 - Daily Summary

Post by Jo UK » May 23rd, 2011, 8:39 pm

May 17

Nothing new to report.


May 18

Macdoum wrote -
What a lovely view of the nest today with the sunlight dappling through the trees.
Incubation is ongoing,with the calm and serene parent storks. :D
Lots of birdsong to be heard too. :thumbs:

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Re: Black Stork Nest 2 - Daily Summary

Post by Jo UK » May 23rd, 2011, 8:41 pm

May 19

Bleggi - 18.53
Change of guard duties!

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Re: Black Stork Nest 2 - Daily Summary

Post by Jo UK » May 23rd, 2011, 8:45 pm

May 20

Webcam was off. It came on again on May 21 and Felis silvestris posted a pic taken about - maybe - 14.00 (sorry, can't see time stamp)

May 21

Camera is on :headroll:

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Re: Black Stork Nest 2 - Daily Summary

Post by Jo UK » May 23rd, 2011, 8:51 pm

May 22

No change in nesting behaviour, and no change in webcam behaviour!
Discussion of viewing difficulties. Macdoum is haunted by cuckoos - as are we all. Whichever nest we view - there is that cuckoo, shouting at us all the time.

Hatch time comes closer. If incubation time is counted from the time the fourth egg was laid (April 24) then we must be a little more alert now.

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Re: Black Stork Nest 2 - Daily Summary

Post by Jo UK » May 25th, 2011, 11:52 pm

May 23

Macdoum -
I see four perfect eggs,parent is turning eggs and refreshing the nest bowl.( er,pooped too,if anyone needs to know. :mrgreen: ).
Tiina is on duty.
All is well. :D

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Re: Black Stork Nest 2 - Daily Summary

Post by Jo UK » May 25th, 2011, 11:54 pm

May 24

Evening - Macko50

Good Evening Everybody!

Tiina turning the eggs in the evening sunlight :)

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Re: Black Stork Nest 2 - Daily Summary

Post by Jo UK » May 26th, 2011, 12:00 am

MAY 25

Angie -
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eggshell ?


Bairbre - (posted at 15.09)
There is definitely one chick!!!!!

NO! Two chicks!!! :loveshower: :loveshower: :shake: :bounce: :bounce:

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Re: Black Stork Nest 2 - Daily Summary

Post by Jo UK » May 26th, 2011, 12:03 am

Angie - (pic from another forum)
:hi: I have a screenshot of Walburga ... she has posted at 15:08h and there was only one chick hatched

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Forum http://www.storchenelke.de/Forum/


Macko50 -
Good evening!

Congratulation!

I have made a short video.


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Re: Black Stork Nest 2 - Daily Summary

Post by Jo UK » May 26th, 2011, 12:05 am

These two have names, already!
Felis silvestris wrote:Does that mean Number One and Two in Estonian? I know in Finnish it's something like that (whatever little Finnish I can speak is counting to 10)
This is almost Estonian! :D
Üks = one
Kaks = two


Venegor -
I congratulate all about a birth of baby birds!

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Re: Black Stork Nest 2 - Daily Summary

Post by Jo UK » May 26th, 2011, 12:07 am

About the webcam problems and image quality -
Urmas -

Very good news, thanks!
I took today power system from LSE cam and will drive tomorrow to western Estonia. Together with Renno we plan to replace batteries and power system nearly at evening.
Fuzzy image is caused by self-changed focus and think also because of long off time in humid and cool environment (some condence on camera after rainy night).
The focus we can't change now. That needs to go to the cam and to turn lens manually....

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Re: Black Stork Nest 2 - Daily Summary

Post by Jo UK » May 26th, 2011, 12:08 am

The day is not over -

Macko50 Good evening !

As I see may be the third egg is hatching too :)

or it was empty, I coudn't say exactly.



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Re: Black Stork Nest 2 - Daily Summary

Post by Jo UK » May 28th, 2011, 11:38 pm

May 26

Urmas and Renno visited the nest site and worked on the power supply to the webcam If all goes well, the cam will be on day and night from now.

19.21 From Lussi05 - a picture of 3 chicks and an egg.

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Venegor's video of evening feeding
Evening feeding

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Re: Black Stork Nest 2 - Daily Summary

Post by Jo UK » May 28th, 2011, 11:42 pm

May 27

A hole is seen in the fourth egg
Video by Macko50

As I see there is a hole on the fourth egg :)


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Re: Black Stork Nest 2 - Daily Summary

Post by Jo UK » May 28th, 2011, 11:50 pm

At 13.42 Felis silvestris thought he/she saw a fourth chick but can't be certain - it is not a clear view from the webcam.

Venegor's video makes it clear - there are FOUR Black Stork chicks now.
:bounce: Mother has helped the fourth baby bird to get out of a shell


There were some mistaken posts about the fourth chick being eaten by an adult bird. Four chicks remain in the nest :loveshower:

At the end of a very happy day, Kuremari wrote -
All four storklets doing well - such good news! :headroll:
thanks for story and pictures! :2thumbsup:

now all is dark, some little birds are singing and chirping, lovely!
good night stork family and devoted fans :wave:


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Re: Black Stork Nest 2 - Daily Summary

Post by Jo UK » June 1st, 2011, 10:46 pm

May 28

Discussion of feeding behaviour -

Visitor - The adult in the nest was standing up for a short time after half past two and after three o'clock. Not sure what was going on after half past two, maybe the parent was trying to feed the chicks. Was anyone watching or recording at this time? When I started to watch, the adult was picking up some "things" from the nest and swallowing them, many times (I mean, there were many pieces). I thought that maybe it was something regurgitated and too big for the chicks to eat, but then, maybe I am totally wrong.

I also saw the adult swallowing something quite big and white (don't even want to say what I was thinking at this moment, thank God I was wrong). Could it be it was an eggshell? Do storks eat them? I have never seen it.

Felis silvestris - What I have seen now in the last few days since the chicks hatched is, that the parent stork regurgitates fishes, frogs or whatever he cought for the chicks, lets them eat and when they are finished, he/she will eat whatever is left again. Like that also yesterday for a short time, the idea that the parent ate one of the storklets came up, because it must have been a bigger silver colored fish.

Juta - Hello Visitor!
There is a answer in LK last article:

http://www.looduskalender.ee/en/
...the adult lifts the eggshell that disturbs the chicks to the nest rim; things can't be just thrown out, it might be a sign for predators that easy prey is available

SO,first on the edge and then eat it! By the way i saw that big white thing earlier too and thought the same bad thought as you. Fortunately wrong!

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Re: Black Stork Nest 2 - Daily Summary

Post by Jo UK » June 1st, 2011, 10:50 pm

May 29

Asteria wrote - It is interesting that now Neli grew a bit and now has the same size with Kolme.

Jo UK comparing sizes - They grow so quickly! Bleggi's post, 2 days ago -

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compared with Lussi's post today -

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