Juveniles got on the left leg white rings 708T (wing legth 34 cm), 708R (wing 36,5cm) and 708U (wing 35cm). In the right leg there is aluminium rings A10155-57 respectively. They were lot of pecking/beating and somehow 708R injured his bill few cm from the tip - there was scratch visible and some blood on the bill. I didn´t detect it but probably he hit something (me, nippers, climbers) too strongly. I am really sorry for causing this injury while ringing but hopefully it will heal quickly.
I will be out in next days therefore please follow how 708R is acting during feeding (eat with no trouble, will get enough food etc).
I carefully watched (again and again) the video of storks ringing and came to the conclusion that ... the storklet marked with a ring # 708R was not injured at all, and the blood visible on his beak was not his blood
. The blood appeared shortly after the storklet ate a fish
which he found (16:05:43) when Renno left the nest. When eating the fish, some bloody remnant stuck to the storklet's beak and for a longer time he could neither swallow nor get rid of it.
What do other viewers and Renno think about it?
I investigated the problem all the afternoon. Now I think that you may have been right, but the thing was not a fish, but a ring from metal or something like that. This metal thing injured it's beak. Lenny tried to eat it three times and swallowed it in the end.
and the critical moment.